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Intro to Prepress Workshop

New to printing? Designing for print? This three-day workshop is geared towards graphic designers & graphic artists that are either working as prepress operators or designing for print. The workshop starts off with attendees going on press to print a job, where they will learn about platemaking, ink formulation, press basics and more. Print samples will be analyzed and measured. For the remainder of the workshop, attendees go hands-on with the tools available in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other prepress software needed to prepare artwork for printing. On the final day, after making adjustments to the art, attendees will go back on the press to see the result of good prepress work.

*A working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is required!

Topics Covered:

Computer Lab:

  • Trapping
  • Barcodes and Legal
  • Screening
  • Color Separation
  • Step and Repeat
  • RIP
  • Color Management
  • Prepress Automation
  • Proofing
  • Working with CAD Dielines

Press Room:

  • Platemaking
  • Ink Formulation
  • Flexographic Press Setup
  • Process Control
  • Substrates
  • Color Measurement
  • Diecutting
  • Common Print Defects

Who Should Attend?

  • Prepress Operators without a print background
  • Graphic Artists/Designers designing for print
  • Prepress Operators in need of a hands-on refresher

Class Size:

Limited to 9 students

Rates

  • $1295/person
  • $1195/person for early bird or groups of 3+
December 3-5, 2019. Enroll Now!

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Cancellation Policy: 21 days prior to event date for 100% refund; 14 days prior to event date for 50% refund; no refund will be given less than 14 days. Email krroge2@clemson.edu.