Print Quality Management

Course Overview:

Accuracy and consistency of print is vital to retain a strong, global brand for printers as well as customers for sustainability in the market. Have you ever wondered how printing suppliers achieve consistency across print runs and across multiple presses? Everyone sees color slightly differently, and certain hues may appear differently depending on the type of substrate used in printing or even the press on which a job is printed on. So how can print managers ensure their print or packaging project looks consist and 100% on brand? Maintaining high print quality has become necessary to effectively compete in today’s growing, global marketplace. This one day training is designed as an introduction to print quality management, suitable for anyone involved in the printing and packaging industry, including sales, customer service, product development, designers, administration, marketing, etc... This training provides hands-on activities and a structured learning environment to explore advanced concepts in print quality management and addresses various topics through hands-on activities in print quality critical variables, pressroom management, accompanied with presentations and discussion.

Training Benefits:

  • Understanding of print quality variables (register, density, screen percentages, dot gains, print sharpness, color trappings, color match, halftones, separations, minor flaws, coatings and finishing).
  • Better color consistency & reduction of customer’s complaints for color & print variation.
  • Create consistency of purpose toward improvement of product and service.
  • Improve constantly and forever the system of production and service to improve quality and productivity.
  • Help to maintain brand equity, meet quality standards and consistence quality products delivery.
  • Increase accuracy, decrease approvals, speed up time-to-market, and streamlines the proofreading processes.
  • Better colour consistency during production run and better customer satisfaction that Increase productivity for improved profitability.
  • Better hand on practices in print management based on CMYK, RGB, CIE, LCH, HSV system.
  • Understanding the crucial impact of different illuminants for print quality management during production run.
  • Reduction in press attendance and print approval time and poor quality printed packaging on-shelf.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those new to the printing industry or those needing a refresher on print concepts.
  • Printers/laminators/ slitters Operators and Helpers
  • Quality Control Technicians
  • Plant Management and Supervisors
  • Prepress and Graphic Designers
  • Sales and Customer Service Representatives
  • Ink room technicians / Ink matchers
  • Packaging Technologists.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effective print quality management, cost saving and reduce the materials waste in printing industry.
  • Minimize machine downtime for shade/ colour matching in innovative ways.
  • Better colour consistency during production run and better customer satification.
  • Promotes the delivery and management of a printer approval list based on print quality.
  • Elimination of on-shelf rejection of printing & packaging materials by client/brand.
  • Standardization of print quality variables, ink formulations and parameters.
  • High quality product that ensure growing business over competition with improved profitability.
  • Effective implementation of SOPs and standards as per ISO and ASTM requirement in the printing industry.