Digital Printing for Books

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Purpose of the Course
Knowing which print method to use can be critical to the profitability and success of a book and publisher. By looking at the different digital print technologies and workflows available, this course provides delegates with an understanding of the pros and cons of each and shows them how using different print methods can help them manage their inventory.

Benefits of Attending
This course will provide delegates with the knowledge and confidence to pick the right printing method for a project and the skills to identify and solve problems that they might encounter. 

Delegates will spend time in CPI’s pressroom and bindery, seeing first-hand how books are produced on digital presses and how the different workflows work in practice.

As the factory can be noisy and to ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 6.

Course Level
This course is aimed at those who are responsible for the production of digitally-printed books, whether they are short run or print on demand (POD), colour or mono. Those new to digital printing and those who would like an update on the changing technology and production methods available would also benefit from attending.

Course Outline
This course has a practical emphasis, ensuring all theoretical elements are accompanied by a practical application. The topics covered include:

  • What is POD / short run printing?
  • The POD process from consumer order to delivery
  • How the different digital print technologies work
  • How to select the right digital print method for your book
  • How the different workflows can be used to increase the profitability of a project
  • How the costs for digital printing are calculated
  • How to prepare a file for digital printing
  • Which papers are suitable for digital book production
  • How the lack of / minimal make-ready affects the publishers costing
  • The binding process for short run and POD books
  • How the books are distributed, i.e. whether to a warehouse or direct to customer
  • The other opportunities that the technology makes available, e.g. custom publishing, personalised editions, test runs, etc.

Read the full course outline here.

The Trainers
Martin Collyer, CPI Group UK and Heather O'Connell, Consultant. (Read about BIC Traininers, here).

Feedback for this Course
Read the feedback received from previous attendees of this course, here

Date & Frequency of this Course
Wednesday 2nd May 2018.
This course will run once in 2018.

Course Location
CPI Group UK, Melksham.

Course Length
This is a full day course.

On the Day 
All of BIC’s full-day courses include refreshments and a full working lunch.

Dress Code 
Please be aware that delegates will spend time in the factory at CPI, so we ask that you should please dress appropriately, i.e. no open-toe shoes / sandals.

Prices
BIC Members £190 + VAT
Friends of BIC £230 + VAT
Non Members £270 + VAT

NB: Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.

Discounted rates apply to BIC members only. Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.

REGISTRATION
Register to attend this course via Eventbrite by clicking on your preferred course date in the 'Date & Frequency of this Course' section (above). Payment is accepted via VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

Alternative Payment Option: If you would prefer BIC to invoice your organisation directly, please contact info@bic.org.uk. Please note that this process will incur a £20.00 administration fee.

Read BIC's Course Cancellations & Refund Policy here.