2013 National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) - Summer Course

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

July 14 - 19, 2013

5 full days of classes
Evening receptions
All meals 
(except dinner July 17)
Daily transportation

Contact Us

For more information contact George Fuchs 

 Walk Away With a Wealth of Knowledge

This is the only course available that covers in detail:

  • Covers where, how and why raw materials are used

  • Discusses formulation, testing and application of printing inks linked to raw material characteristics.

  • Provides first-hand exposure to printing presses (offset, flexo and digital) 

Hotel Information

Experience the charm of our Appleton WI Hotel

Holiday Inn, Appleton, WI
150 Nicolet Road
Appleton, WI 54914

"The NPIRI Summer Course is an exceptionally unique educational opportunity which appeals to both experienced ink technicians and those new to the field. The scope and depth of the course is unmatched by any other course or seminar. This is the course to learn about printing ink."  George Fuchs, director - environmental affairs and technology for NAPIM. 

2013 NPIRI Summer Course Preview

One of the joint efforts presented by ink companies and Technical Associate Members (TAMs) through NPIRI is the Printing Ink Technology Course. It is intended to provide a platform that encourages a common understanding of fundamentals, and from that, a more effective working relationship with your suppliers and customers. 

Whether it is in the lab, the plant or the printer’s press room, maximizing productivity by improving employee technical skills is what these courses are all about. Because of the dramatic increase in recent regulatory initiatives, a session on regulatory issues for ink manufacturers has been added to the 2013 syllabus.

The course will provide comprehensive, in-depth yet flexible coverage of the subject matter and is intended for those involved in the technical and sales side of the ink industry.  The course is designed to bring new employees up to speed quickly, as well as provide more experienced employees the fundamental understanding necessary to improve, update and expand their skill sets.

Attendees can expect an ‘immersion’ type environment in which introductory and advanced concepts are reinforced with multiple practical/hands-on applications in an informal and interactive format. This course is also an exceptional value among training courses of its type. 

A notebook containing a comprehensive set of notes is provided to serve as a working tool after returning to the company. This book is exclusive to course attendees.  The course is presented by industry experts from both ink companies and suppliers who know the language of the industry and the fundamental science.

This course has been conducted by NPIRI since the mid-1960s. Over time it has been modified to include newer technologies and instructional techniques but one thing hasn't changed - the all but unanimous positive reviews from its attendees.

Hotel Information

The 2013 NPIRI Summer Course will take place at:
The Holiday Inn Appleton Wisconsin
150 S. Nicolet Rd. • Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

Reserve your discounted room online and enter the Group Code NPR on the reservations page or call (920) 735-9955 and reference that you are with the NPIRI Summer Course.
Discounted rooms are available at this special rate through Saturday, June 29, 2013

Room Rate: $81 for single or double occupancy

If you are attending the summer course it is important that you stay at the group hotel and utilize the group block as NAPIM has negotiated this special guestroom rate with the hotel and will be holding dinners at the hotel as well as provide transportation to and from Fox Valley Technical College.

Travel Information

Transportation to and from Hotel

Outagamie County Airport Appleton Wisconsin( ATW)
• Distance: 1.0 MI/1.61 KM WEST to Hotel
• Complimentary Shuttle Available
• Time by Taxi: 5 mins
• Take College Avenue straight from the Airport Lights - 1 mile. Take right on Nicolet Road. Hotel is on the left. Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service. Courtesy phone loacated by baggage claims.

Green Bay- Austin Straubel Airport( GRB)
• Distance: 37.0 MI/59.55 KM EAST to Hotel
• Time by Taxi: 35-40 minutes
• North on HWY 41 to HWY 172 / Airport Exit than follow until you see airport on left hand side

• Station Name: Amtrak
• Distance: 4.0 MI/6.44 KM EAST to Hotel 

Complimentary Local Area Shuttle• Radius 2.0  MI

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