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Trouble-free Printing

  1 reviews

One Day Course

Overview

This one day course is for anyone who needs to be confident that their work avoids costly, time-consuming mistakes and will print beautifully. Often documents look great on screen and print perfectly on the office laser printer but when sent to a professional printer serious problems occur. This may be because of things you forgot, did not communicate or did not know about. This course is designed to stop these problems before they happen ensuring your printing is trouble-free. You will need a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress

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    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Understanding file formats
    • Pixels vs vectors

    Working with fonts
    • Font substitution
    • Font management software

    Image resolution
    • Scanning artwork
    • Determining the right resolution
    • Understanding screen angles
    • Fixing moire patterns
    • Actual ppi vs effective ppi
    • Different compression techniques and what they actually do

    Document setup
    • Working with bleeds
    • Working with a slug
    • Setting crop marks
    • Setting up spreads
    • Imposing pages
  • Spot colour artwork
    • Working with tints
    • Working with mixed inks
    • Working with duotones
    • Setting up a spot varnish

    Colour management
    • What is colour management?
    • Understanding colour settings
    • Implementing a colour managed workflow

    Preparing print-ready PDFs
    • Exporting from InDesign
    • The PDF export settings
    • Preflighting and packaging

    The printing process
    • An overview of the printing process - both digital and litho
    • Common print problems
    • Printers pairs and impositioning
    • Different proofing methods
    • What can alter the print cost?
    • Choosing paper, finishes and sizes
    • Environmental issues

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

Comfort + Location
Reputation + Feedback

Our Clients


We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 5996 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed5996
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback


"Really well organised course, great facilities. I will be back for more!"

"Everything was perfect - The tutor, classroom environment and lunch."

"Customizing the material and catering to the audience base so people relevant to it will needed to be involved."

"Size of training groups, feels more bespoke because of the intimate size"

"Very engaging, refers to real examples and explains any questions clearly with examples. "

"Wolf was excellent at explaining each individual part and if you had any issues was happy to go back through it until it was ingrained in your head - Excellent tutor! "

"Really knowledgeable trainer who made the course not only extremely interesting, but also fun! A lot of information to take in but I didn't feel overwhelmed as Wolf made the steps simple and easy to understand. Can;t wait to use my new skills! "

"Complete well set out course in great surroundings and facility"

"Asking questions and finding out what we individually wanted from the course."

"Nice, friendly working environment. Wolf was a great teacher. Very knowledgable and approachable and always happy to answer any questions. "

"Explaining everything in detail at a pace that is easy to follow."

"Good advice, liked the small class size and was able to get help when needed. Friendly staff and nice environment."

"Great pace, I feel I've learnt so much in 2 days, excellent trainer, would definitely recommend to a friend!"

"Clear with good tasks, I enjoyed the relaxed and discursive nature of the course"

"Being adaptive to various working practices, industries and proofreading requirements. Interesting examples used throughout the course kept it very interesting. "

"Very personal friendly trainers that make learning easy and fun"

"making us feel comfortable and answering all of the questions"

"Vicki was an exceptional trainer"

"Everything was explained clearly"

"Training was excellent, environment very good."

"food!"

"Very good installations and teacher"

"Very well thought out and planned"

"Knowledge, Food ,Tutor all fantastic, will recommend. "

"Very informative course and a good sense of humor. "

"Great facility! Lovely staff, amazing food, great training all round!"

"Training! Answering questions, proving friendly atmosphere. "

"James was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. The Centre is very welcoming and the two days flew by. Thanks!"

"Clear and patient explanations and guidance. I learnt a lot in two days."

"It was very obvious Jason knew a lot about the subject but even more importantly he is a very good teacher. I am a very happy costumer, and very happy with the friendly approachable staff. "