AboutOver two days you will look at the essential specifications for print design. Effective colour reproduction is an important theme and you'll consider everything from image processing and scanning for output, including colour conversion, through to page layout, imposition schemes and the preparation of effective proofs.
This course is a great opportunity to gain an appreciation of both traditional and digital printing processes and the way in which they can transform designs. The course allows you to produce work to specification and see the end results outputted to proof and press, using Heidelberg multi colour press.
The skills and knowledge you will learn will be helpful for designers who are creating work for print. It will also be useful for account managers, either client or agency side, who are responsible for approving print work.
After completing the course you will be able to:
Design effectively for print by improving your image processing, page layout and proof preparation
Offer your clients the highest professional standards in the most time-efficient way
Develop an understanding of digital print production
Upon completing this course you may be interested in completing a course in print appreciation or you may want to know more about digital design.
This course has been created for practising designers with a working knowledge of page layout and Photoshop or anyone wanting to learn about printing practices from design to print. It is also suitable for people wanting to learn about printing practices from design to print.
Alan Springett has 20 years experience in the printing industry in various pressroom management roles. He has a degree in print media management, a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning, and an MBA. He has worked as a consultant in Ghana and India. He is now the senior lecturer for printing in the School of Media at LCC. Alan is external examiner in Malaysia.
Gary Martin studied media production and design at what was then called London College of Printing, now London College of Communication, and gained experience of the printing and design industry in the Netherlands and Italy before working as a layout artist and art editor for IPC Magazines.
How to book a place
You can book a place on the course on our website by clicking on the Dates & Prices" tab. Once you have made the booking you will receive a confirmation and receipt by email."