Masterclass in Production Skills (Feb 2020)

Starts Monday 10th Feb 2020

Do you use InDesign and want to be sure that your page design can be produced as you expect? Do you work in production and want to be sure your 'print ready files' are actually that, before they go to the printer?

This 3-week online course will give the background information and use the latest methods to demystify the technical topics of book production.

Monday 10th February, Monday 17th February and Monday 24th February 2020. 13:00 – 14:00.

Course overview

“A designer can not claim to have truly designed something until they also know how it will be made.”

Terence Conran

Do you use InDesign and want to be sure that your page design can be produced as you expect? Do you work in production and want to be sure your ‘print ready files’ are actually that, before they go to the printer?

This 3-week online course will give the background information and use the latest methods to demystify the technical topics of book production.

Run by Ken Jones (Circular Software and BookMachine Editorial Board) who has worked as Technical Production Manger for Penguin and DK and now offers software, training and advice to publishers such as Quarto Group, Bonnier Books and Pan Macmillan on how to get the best from their print and digital workflow.

“Ken is a great trainer! He combines technical information and pro techniques with an approachable, relaxed and friendly style.”

Neil Smith

“Ken does the near-impossible: takes colour management and makes it clear, understandable, and actually fun to learn about.”

Nigel French

The online format will fit into your busy working life. Join the session during your lunch break (13.00 – 14.00) for three consecutive weeks and work on the practice activities in your own time. Recordings of the course will be available to watch for one month after it is delivered.

Week 1:

Professional Print ready PDFs – Exporting and presets, viewing and measuring, analysing and preflight checking.
Task – Evaluate three supplied PDFs.

Week 2:

Consistent Colour – Understanding inks and overprints, colour profiles and settings, outputting colour for print.
Task – Preview separations or preflight three more supplied PDFs.

Week 3:

Production Surgery – We look into your contributions and production questions.

About Instructor

Ken Jones

2 Courses

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£99 +VAT

Course Includes

  • 3 Weeks