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Print Production for Designers

Great print design is a combination of visual appeal and technical precision. Print Production for Designers will reveal the lifecycle of a printed job and explore what it takes to design and build files that print, fold, trim, and finish properly. The good news is you don’t need to be an expert prepress press operator—you only need to know some core production concepts, software tips and tricks, and what questions to ask your printer. Using real-world, visual examples and hands-on exercise files, take your designs to the next level by considering the most critical aspects of print production as you create your next job.

Time to complete: 2 hours for the course and knowledge assessments.

You will learn:

  •  Roles and responsibilities
  • Types of printing processes and products
  • Specifying the project
  • Color spaces, communication, and ink selection
  • Pixels, dots, and image resolution
  • Dealing with fonts
  • Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat print production tools
  • Creating perfect PDFs
  • How to collaborate on a press check

Who will benefit most:

  • CSRs
  • Prepress technicians
  • Designers, creatives
  • Your clients

Printers—put this course to work for you! Improperly designed files are a headache for printers and waste time and money for you and your clients. PIA printer members can use Print Production for Designers to educate clients, designers, and creatives, on how to properly prepare files to build a smooth working relationship from design to finished product.

This option to purchase is for PIA printer members only. Here’s how it works:

  1.     Visit the PIA store to purchase Print Production for Designers—Client Login (only $29/client).
  2.     We’ll reach out to you to obtain your client’s contact information.

We’ll register your clients in the course, then provide you with login instructions to share. They have 60 days to complete the course.

Questions or More Information?
Are you a VMA Member and need help logging in or setting up an account? Please contact info@vma.bz or 800-659-3363 and we will assist you with accessing this course, the Printing Industries of America, and iLearning websites, which are included in your membership.

2024 Student
Scholarship Application

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.

2024 Student
Scholarship Application

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