April 19
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Columbus

Graphics quality, production capabilities and efficiencies have advanced significantly in both preprint and postprint printing. Brand owners and converters are tasked with making daily decisions—focusing on quality graphic reproduction, while considering run size and overall cost—that empower them to choose the correct printing process. By investigating quality advancements in today’s preprint technologies and comparing how they rival traditional postprint quality, corrugated printers and their customers are better equipped to make the best decision.

“‘What is expected by our customers, and how can I reach that goal in the most efficient way?’ We all ask ourselves this question every single day. To answer it when considering preprint versus postprint, we have to understand our capabilities, the tools available to us, and have a solid grasp of how we are applying each. This session is designed to help you do just that—understand the variables and help choose the best path forward.”

FORUM 2020 Chair Hank Welter and Co-Chair Ellen Farrell

Presentations & Speakers

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Geoff Roznak, Further North LLC

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David Straten headshot

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David Straten, Advance Packaging

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What Is and What Isn’t Preprint
Daniel Lachapell, Menasha Preprint

How do modern corrugated packaging companies use preprint to not necessarily compete with postprint, but to complement it with a comprehensive offering to support customers and provide the best overall technology package? Join Dan as he sets out to decipher what preprinted linerboard is, what it isn’t, and what myths and expectations should be known prior to pursuing the technology. In addition, we will pinpoint current bottlenecks and determine what we need to do as an industry to improve our processes to perform as well—if not better—than lithography.

Session Chairs

John Rastetter headshot

John Rastetter

Scott Miller headshot

Scott Miller
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