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The success of any organisation is due to its team and how well-equipped they are to fulfil their role.

So often, people are told how to do something but not necessarily why! We believe understanding why we do something makes it easier to problem-solve when things don’t go to plan and empowers people to make informed decisions. Offering a range of training – much of it hands-on – we teach people the why and how of packaging and print.

It’s our passion to impart information we’ve accumulated and tested over time and our trainers have a combined experience of over 100 years!

Colour Management

Introduction to colour theory and how it applies to print and packaging:

  • Additive & Subtractive Colours
  • L*a*b*, L*C*h*, RGB and reflectance values
  • Human perception of colour vs measurement
  • How process printing works with CMYK and ECG
  • Spot / brand colours, CXF and online libraries
  • Colour gamuts & profiles
  • Colour conversions and predictions
  • Colour measurement and verification
  • Printing standards (ISO and Fogra)

Packaging Print Technologies

Introduction to all the different printing technologies used in packaging:

  • History of how printing started
  • Fundamental principles of printing
  • Flexographic printing
  • Lithographic printing
  • Gravure printing
  • Digital printing (toner and inkjet)
  • Screen printing
  • Dry offset
  • Embellishments
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each

Variable Data & Personalisation

Introduction to the different types of variable data / dynamic elements available:

  • Key principles of variable designs
  • Calculating the potential number of variations
  • Explore the different Software solutions
  • Understand how to generate your own data
  • Dynamic object properties
  • Which objects can be changed dynamically
  • Sequential numbering and check-digits
  • 1D and 2D Codes
  • Data formats

Sustainable Packaging

Coming Soon

Artwork & Reprographics

Introduction to design, artwork & repro. What’s the difference between each stage:

  • The design, artwork & repro process
  • How to prepare files for CMYK and ECG
  • Understand how to optimise channels
  • Line thicknesses and different print processes
  • Minimum dots (process specific)
  • Methodical layering
  • How to handle spot colours and technical inks
  • Image resolution (DPI) for printing (LPI)
  • Barcodes and BWR

Fundamentals of Screening

Introduction to various screening technologies and how they apply to print and pre-press:

  • Amplitude modulation
  • Frequency modulation
  • Dots per inch vs lines per inch
  • Calculate grey levels available
  • Minimise banding
  • Dot shapes and dot growth
  • Compensation curves
  • Highlight technologies
  • Alternative screening options

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