I am a printing professional with skills and experience in the field of package printing technologies. I hold a master’s degrees in Graphic Communications and Packaging Science from Clemson University.
I started my career working with Avery Dennison (I) Pvt. Ltd. as a technical services resource in the Labels and Packaging Materials division. I worked on a variety of projects including customer value addition, defect identification and reduction, product improvement and new product development, and application testing with consumer goods companies. I also worked on troubleshooting conversion and application lines with packaging printers and brand representatives to ensure key project requirements were met.
At Clemson University, I have been working as a Teaching Assistant and Graduate Lab Assistant at the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. My key responsibilities here have been assisting with industry testing and development projects and training students on the safe use of packaging equipment.
My research as a graduate student has been focused on managing spot colors in Flexographic Printing. The subject of my thesis was “Evaluating Hue Shifts in Spot Color Tints”. I received the TAGA Dusty Rhodes Graduate Student award (2020) for my work on this subject.
My key interest areas are color management, package printing, material science of packaging materials, statistical design and analysis of experiments.
Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Evaluating Hue Shifts in Spot Color Tints
Spot color tints can exhibit hue shifts. These shifts may depend upon the hue region, ink recipe, print conditions, and many other factors. Some colors tend to shift more than others, but which part of the tonal range is most susceptible? Are these hue shifts visually noticeable and can these cause a change in buying decisions? Can the designer’s choice of a spot color tint be reproduced consistently in print? Attend this session and get these answers and more!