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Print Production For Beginners

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Paul Harding


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 is the visits to printers and factories to see how things really work and help you apply the theory to reality.

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.

Who should take this course?

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.

Level: The course caters for beginners and those with some previous experience.

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

  • Autumn term (starting 2 October 2018): 12:30 to 17:30 on 23 & 30 of October 
  • Spring term (starting 8 January 2019): 12:30 to 17:30 on 29 of January & 5 of February
  • Summer term (starting 16 April 2019): 12:30 to 17:30 on 7 & 14 of May

  • Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

    Tutor Description

    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 and to


    Please bring with you to this course:

    • a notebook
    • a pen

    Available dates