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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

  • 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

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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.

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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 18540 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 surveyed18540
  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


"Keeping all in the room engaged and the topics relevant to our team and our work"

"Great venue, great training style"

"Everything. The building was beautiful, the lunch was delicious, the instructor was so helpful and friendly, and I got so much from the day!"

"Excellent relevant application"

"Piers was great! He was very approachable and presented relevant examples. None of the attendees felt like the day was long and the material wasn't just theory, but easily digestable content. Thank you!"

"everything was perfect, thanks. Wolf is great, the welcome was great, the food was lovely and all of the staff were very nice"

"Clear and easy to follow. Very specific to our needs, so it was perfect! Wolf is super easy to earn from, seriously knows his stuff! Will definitely be coming back. "

"bespoke courses tailored to what we need to know work better than the general courses for me"

"Everything - it was great that it wasn't task orientated"

"I was pleasantly surprised by the course and I learnt a lot from it. "

"trainer was excellent"

"teaching and the food is lovely!"

"Very engaging and knowledgeable trainer. Very useful information that will be beneficial for my role. Looking forward to applying what I have learnt to my work. Great lunch and refreshments! "

Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London - 13th November

"I feel very prepared to take on SEO for my new website, so all bases were covered. The trainer made the course entertaining as well - really enjoyed it. "

"Vicky has adjusted the course content to everyone needs and requests, which has been very accommodating from her."

"happy with everything"

"Vicki was really friendly and approachable. Her knowledge is endless! amazing! "

"Good Facilities and catering"

"Very communicative and approachable that made it very interesting throughout. Well received course,"

"great environment"

"I think it was a perfect mix of information and interactive exercises. "

"Really, really useful space for brainstorming - will be taking back tons of actionable insights. Friendly, knowledgeable, open and easy. Flew by. "

"Personal examples and helping person to person rather than as a general group - a great course "

"Great training as always."

"Fab person the end of the phone who guided me in when I was close...but lost!"

"Great trainer -- really good insight into the basics of inforgraphics- have found it to be super useful! Nice group and great discussion regarding worked examples "

"Everything! Great expertise from the trainer, applicable skills to take away, and I was blown away by the food options and relaxed environment. Thanks!"

"Very supportive and approachable tutor. Nice to get the theory behind infographics and why they are useful. "

"Presenting the course, and work with individuals where needed. "

"Clear, helpful"