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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
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Our Clients


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

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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 7480 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 surveyed7480
  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


"Pace and examples all very good "

"Good examples, tailored to our needs"

"Just very good environment and food and excellent trainer"

"engaging, informative and loved the food! "

"Tom was very knowledgeable, fun and interactive. "

"Well articulated for level of student, well organised and a good level of insight without overload. "

"Clear, Concise & easy to follow "

"Very knowledgeable and trainer, course was fun and informative"

"The knowledge of the trainer was really good, he was amazing at explaining how to use the camera, how to set it all up etc. The food was also very nice, and the staff was really friendly. Great job!"

"Our trainer Matt was very patient and very knowledgeable. We learnt a lot to transferable skills to take back to the office."

"Really patient and allowed us time to work on real-life examples. Feel like I've learnt so much in just two days! "

"Good pace, examples and relevance/ application on the job - very well delivered and easy to digest. "

"Thorough and knowledgeable teacher, friendly approachable environment, great variety of lunch"

"Really good at reading our facial expressions and knowing when we needed something covered again or more support."

"Explaining complex details clearly "

"Excellent training course. Have learnt so much! Trainer was very patient (!) and able to adapt to needs of group, with good sense of humour - much needed. Thanks!"

"All staff very friendly. Trainer approachable and easy to communicate with. "

"The set-up was great, fab food and drink. The staff were all very friendly and our trainer was lovely."

"All elements were great - Doug provided a really good introduction to Quart and the breaks, refreshments and facilities were all really nice. Thank you."

"Friendly, approachable, good location and amenities "

"The trainer was really great and approachable. "

"Very friendly, lovely environment, relaxed atmosphere"

"Great teaching, great environment"

"Communication, making us feel very welcome in a nice environment."

"Food. Learnt loads about expressions. Intense but good."

"very well explained course, Time taken to allow us to understand. "

"Preparation, Knowledge, Lunch, Approachability, "

"Making the course to suit me - thank you!"

"Great training and venue"

"Amazing course - Extremely happy! Wish I had done this, and other Microsoft Office courses, year ago. Also very impressed you offered me a car parking place for the day. Thanks!"