Training Courses

Trouble-free Printing

  1 reviews

One Day Course

Classroom Based

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

Private Courses

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.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

Enquire Here

Online Courses

We are working on ways to be able to offer our amazing courses online. If this is something that would be of interest to you, we would love to hear from you.

 

Express Interest




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 more than 7 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 20423 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 surveyed20423
  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 Us99.6%

  Recent Feedback


"Brilliant location, Amazing trainer"

"The teaching was methodical and at a pace that I could learn."

"Very happy with all"

"personal patient service"

"Really kind staff. "

"Course sizes made it personable"

"Great teaching and front of house staff."

"Brilliant teacher, brilliant course. Will definitely recommend. "

"Venue, food, trainer and content"

"During the course I liked the time taken to get to know what each of our areas we wanted to work on. I loved the small group! rare these days. Its always having good examples from someone who writes and to hear other people issues and examples. thanks"

"Really nice to be taken right through from the basics and build up to what you need to know to make it look professional. "

"All of it!"

"Great service immediately from booking. Rob was incredibly knowledgeable and made the course a really fun experience. I learnt a lot - thank you!"

"I loved the course and look forward to do more :)"

"Great course! Jason was very helpful and knowledgeable. Learned a lot and will definitely will be back to learn more. 100% would recommend to my friends and colleagues. "

"explaining in a very understandable manner"

"Informing, answering questions, making it interesting "

"Friendy, informative training"

"Approachable and open to questions. Good at going through statistics. Examples of how brands are successful on social media."

"keeping the environment and training running in a safe way even with covid-19 emergency practical exercises "

"Great environment and good facilities. Enjoyable course"

"Being friendly, knowledge and answering any questions thoroughly"

"everything was clearly explained, and explained in a way that was easy to follow. Any questions I/we had were clearly explained along with examples and also in terms that were relevant to our situations with our businesses. "

"The Venue, the food, the training....Brilliant"

"customer service. good trainer. good pace and autonomy on my private course"

"Approachable and friendly trainer"

"Very friendly. Lisa was an excellent teacher and really tailored the teaching to our needs. Lunch was great."

"Lunch was great! the toilets were super clean and both the staff and the trainer were very friendly and approachable. "

"Lisa listened to what we said we used Excel for and adjusted some of the tools, shortcuts we were introduced to. Great lunch. I arrived slightly exhausted as just getting used to walking without crutches and was immediately asked if I were OK and was there anything that could be done to help me. I was also asked at the first break."

"clearly explaining complex subjects,providing examples & also very good at explaining in terms relevant to our situations and software. "