Print Production Management - Beginners

Do you know what happens to your project once you have approved it for printing? Does the technical jargon leave you feeling your print project is out of control?The course caters for beginners and those with some previous experience. It is suitable for anyone who works, or is about to work in an environment where they are involved in the production of printed materials...

Taught by: Paul Harding.

Description

Do you know what happens to your project once you have approved it for printing? Does the technical jargon leave you feeling your print project is out of control?

The course caters for beginners and those with some previous experience. It is suitable for anyone who works, or is about to work in an environment where they are involved in the production of printed materials. From art books, company or product brochures to company reports and accounts, POS and posters.

Whether you are a Graphic Design student about to embark on your career, a project manager in design agency, a corporate communications professional charged with overseeing the production of your company's literature, a marketing specialist or a PR professional who offers printed communication as part of an overall strategy for your clients this is the course for you.

The course is devised to help you identify the key milestones within a project, the questions to ask, and the best papers for the project and the most appropriate binding for the work. One of the highlights of the course is the visits to printers and factories to see how things really work and help you apply the theory to reality.

Please note that you will need to be available for afternoon (rather than evening sessions) on the following dates: 

  • Autumn term (starting 26 September 2016): 12:30 to 17:30 on 17 & 24 of October 
  • Spring term (starting 9 January 2017): 12:30 to 17:30 on 30 of Januray & 6 of February
  • Summer term (starting 18 April 2017): 12:30 to 17:30 on 16 & 23 of May
  • It is a truly practical course, based on commercial printing in a 'real life' environment and will help 'demystify' the process of buying and producing print, giving you more confidence in dealing with your printers. The course has been running since 2006 and previous students have found it to be both interesting and invaluable.

    Tutor information

    Paul Harding is an established Print Production professional. He has been working in the industry for over 25 years on both sides of the print/design agency 'fence'. Based in London, he works for companies like BP, Centrica, and Heineken both here and abroad, and for many design agencies helping to manage some of their printed projects. He also guest lectures at London College of Communication and runs 'Bespoke' courses for design agencies and PLC's tailored to their specific requirements. If you would like more information go to www.bespokeprintworkshops.co.uk and to www.paulharding.com.

    Materials

    Please bring with you to this course:

    • a notebook
    • a pen

    Details for booking

    DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
    09/01/2017 - 13/02/2017Mondays - two sessions in afternoon for 5 hours, see course description18:30 - 21:006 Weeks£395Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
    18/04/2017 - 30/05/2017Tuesdays - NO CLASS ON 2 MAY - two sessions in afternoon for 5 hours, see course description18:30 - 21:006 Weeks£395Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket