Get an introduction to print production. Understand the life cycle of a print job, observe printing presses in action, learn to choose the right paper and inks, and get an overview of the design process in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Learn about the possibilities and limitations of digital printing and working with variable data.
Learn how to prepare your files for print and conduct a press check successfully.
Learn about the basics of creating artwork for packages in ways that are practical for manufacturing and shipping, and make the products visually appealing.
Learn about the various types of embossing and die cutting as well as the proper ways to set up your documents to achieve consistent results.
Open a wide range of practical and creative options by learning how to add spot colors and varnishes to your print designs.
Introduces the printing process, from choosing the correct paper, inks, colors, and fonts and correctly laying out the project in Illustrator and InDesign to getting the final product from the printing press floor.
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