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New course range focus on digital print

Tuesday, 23 August 2011
By Print21

A range of new courses will be launched in Sydney during the next few weeks focussing on digital print and colour management.

According to Ian Walz (pictured), Printing Industries National Manager of Learning and Development, the courses bring a new focus on the technical elements Printing Industries identified from its members which they say are needed for companies to successfully enter the digital print area.

“Digital printing is being taken seriously by many companies who want to transition into that marketspace. However they need to ensure that their staff have the necessary skill sets to make the transition well.

“There is an understanding the knowledge and skills required in the digital area differ from those in a traditional offset business,” he said.

The first of the new courses is Colour Management which will be held at Printing Industries Auburn office on 8 September. Course content ranges from the basics of colour management through to ICC colour profiling, calibration, mapping; RGB, CMYK and LAB colour spaces, proofing options, colour viewing standards, and understanding ISO 12647.2 – Process Standard Offset specifications.

A day-long Digital Print Customer Service workshop will be held on 14 September which has been formulated specifically for digital print shops or offset companies about to enter the digital space.

An introductory Digital Print Estimating course will be held on 28 September and encompasses print sheet estimating, various forms of digital format estimating, complex print estimating, standards and finishing and the correct method for preparing and presenting accurate quotes.

The associations’ Print Production and Procurement workshop which includes digital prepress workflow, production and procurement specifications, stock selection considerations, printing, binding and finishing options will be held on 9 September.

For information on any of these courses contact Ian Walz on (02) 8789 7362 E-mail: ian@printnet.com.au

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