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Accredited Print Education Course

Print 101- practical print training for your employees.


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Print 101, Intro to Graphic Arts is a hands-on course designed to give those new to the industry or their positions an understanding of the printing process. 

It’s no secret that recruiting and retaining qualified workers is one of the top challenges the industry faces today. That’s why VMA is proud to offer this valuable print training program. 

  • Start Date: Next Dates Coming Soon! Contact me about the next session.
  • Location: TBD 
  • Schedule: TBD 
  • Materials: All learning materials will be provided, as well as hands-on pieces that will be used during the virtual lecture. When registering, please select how you would like to receive your materials.

Who Should Attend?

This course is geared toward any employee that would benefit from a greater understanding of the print production process, specifically: 

  • New Hires 
  • Junior Customer Service Reps 
  • New Sales Reps 
  • Pressroom and Bindery Helpers 
  • Junior Pre-press Operators 
  • Junior Designers 
  • New Estimators 

Content Covered

Course content will provide context to help trainees understand where their job fits into the overall workflow of a printing plant.  

  • Digital and conventional printing technologies are compared preparing the student to identify the process most appropriate for the printing job. 
  • Cover the “what” but also the “how” and the “why” through demonstrations and hands-on activities.  
  • Industry overview 
  • Print processes 
  • How print is produced/workflow 
  • File creation 
  • Offset press 
  • Digital press 
  • Plant visits 
  • Substrates 
  • Bindery, finishing, and distribution 

Print[ED] is a nationally recognized accreditation program for high schools (secondary) and junior colleges (post-secondary) teaching graphic communications. Administered by the Printing & Graphics Association, Mid Atlantic (PGAMA), supported by Visual Media Alliance (VMA), the Print[ED] Accreditation involves three parts: program standards, industry-approved competencies, and assessments. 

VMA is the partner you need to build, innovate, grow, and protect your business.

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To complete your application please provide the referring teachers information in the form below. The referring teacher’s email must be associated with an accredited Northern California college.

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