Masterclass in Production Skills (Feb 2020)

£99.00 +VAT

How to ensure you are really ready to print – in three lunchtime sessions from your desk.

(Monday 10th, Monday 17th and Monday 24th February 2020 from 13:00 – 14:00)

Do you work in production and want to be sure your ‘print ready files’ are actually that, before they go to the printer? Perhaps you have gaps in your print production knowledge that you think you really should already know?

This online course will guide you through:

  • Exporting, viewing and measuring, and analysing your PDFs
  • Understanding inks and overprints, colour profiles and settings, outputting colour for print
  • Using InDesign, Acrobat Pro and Photoshop for print production

 

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Description

Do you work in production and want to be sure your ‘print ready files’ are actually that, before they go to the printer? Perhaps you have gaps in your print production knowledge that you think you really should already know?

This 3-week online course will give the background information and use the latest methods to demystify the technical topics of book production. After the course you will also have access to recordings to watch in your own time.

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

Monday 10th February, Monday 17th February and Monday 24th February 2020.

13:00 – 14:00.

Course overview

Run by Ken Jones (Circular Software) 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.

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.

Want to be improve your production skills? Be sure to join us. You can book here online with a credit card or paypal for £99 +VAT. If you would like your company to pay, please click on this link and ask for an invoice.

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.

After the course, be sure to stick around to log-on to the online Production group on BookMachine. This is ONLY available to those on this course! Members of the group can watch recordings of the course, connect with others from the course and ask Ken questions as they arise.