PIA Launches New Print Production for Designers Course in iLearning Center

Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new and highly anticipated Print Production for Designers course in the iLearning Center this week. Great print design is a combination of visual appeal and technical precision. Presented by Joe Marin, Vice President of Education & Training, Print Production for Designers reveals the lifecycle of a printed job and explores what it takes to design and build files that print, fold, trim, and finish properly.

This fast-paced e-learning course delves into core production concepts, software tips and tricks, and the right questions to ask your printer. Using real-world, visual examples and hands-on exercise files, designers will take their skills to the next level by considering the most critical aspects of print production as they create their next job.

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Printing companies may also take advantage of a unique opportunity being made available by Printing Industries of America with this course. PIA printer members can use Print Production for Designers to educate their clients, designers, and creatives on how to properly prepare files to build a smooth working relationship from design to finished product. Individual course logins may be purchased for $29 each.

“We wanted to give our members the opportunity to share this course with their customers, because improperly designed files are a headache for printers and waste time and money for the client,” said Joe Marin. “This course can be passed on as value-adds or customer appreciation gifts, but the benefits that a printer will receive in return are invaluable.”

The course covers:

  • 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:

  • Customer service representatives
  • Prepress technicians
  • Designers and creatives
  • Printing clientele

For more information about the iLearning Center, visit www.printing.org/ilearning or contact Joe Marin, Vice President of Education & Training at jmarin@printing.org.