TAPPI Flexo and Rotary Diecutters Calibration (Sustain Board Caliper & Improve Printing) Workshop to be held prior to SuperCorrExpo® in Orlando, FL

Course Brochure – Spanish Translation

Workshop dates:  October 15 – 16, 2016  9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Saturday, October 15, 2016

9:00 – 10:30

Introduction & Flexo Development

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:45

Best Run Practices/ Ink Discussion

11:45 – 12:15

Break-Out Session for Inks

12:15 – 1:15


1:15  – 2:45

Machine Calibration “Centerlining”

2:45 – 3:00


3:00 – 4:00

Break-Out Sessions and Summary

Sunday, October 16, 2016

9:00 – 10:30

Machine Calibration

“Time & Register”

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:15

Break-Out Sessions for"Time and


11:15 – 12:15

Lean Practices / CSR Support          

12:15 – 1:15


1:15 – 3:15

Anilox Roll / PM Schedules

Break Out Sessions

3:15 – 4:00

Waste Reduction


 Are you looking to identify and address downtime issues?  Do you need to develop a better understanding of machine calibration and how to maintain proper board caliper during the converting process?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the TAPPI Flexo and Rotary Diecutters 

Calibration (Sustain Board Caliper & Improve Printing) Workshop is for you.


In this 2 day workshop you can expect to receive a complete presentation on efficient and cost-effective methods of box making. This is a direct, easy to understand presentation of the manufacturing process including ink management, effective setup techniques and machine calibration. By completing this workshop, you will be armed with the know-how that can result in a lean manufacturing facility with a cost effective process.  Additionally, you will be able to be more competitive and enhance your market position due to improved machine settings and reduced cost through put. 


Learning Outcomes


  1.        Identify easy methods to Zero the Gear Train in the Press
  2.        Learn how to calibrate the register compensators to the gear train                                                                  
  3.        Explain effective and proven "One Box " Set Up techniques using items #1 & #2.
  4.        Discuss and demonstrate in a workshop environment proper Centerlining Techniques   (Proper Nip Settings for effective caliper control)
  5.        Learn details regarding proper Ink Management, Consistent Color and proper Wash up procedures.
  6.        Develop a Proper Anilox Roll Care and Maintenance Schedule                                                                           
  7.        Outline a proven Five S Program – Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain
  8.        Identify tools for effective waste reduction
  9.        Simulate the presentation of technical and commercial contracts to printing plate and cutting die suppliers


Meet the Instructor: Dick Target 

Industry veteran and founder of On Target Consultants, Dick Target has trained box plant crews in 33 countries, developed effective printing technology and continues to assist companies helping them meet manufacturing demands through effective manufacturing techniques, machine utilization, and management training.


As an active member of TAPPI, Target has a strong relationship with the association and has presented a number of TAPPI courses and is a member of the TAPPI Consulting Council.  Dick earned a degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Philadelphia University and completed a tour with the Marine Corps before beginning his nearly 40 successful years with the paper industry.


For registration and additional details on this course visit www.supercorrexpo.org

Special discounts are available for those who are also attending the SuperCorrExpo Program.

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