Training Program ssss

You will find below training programs suggested by DPI4U (can be customised on demand)

Working method constancy
requires common
language and knowledge 2

Working method constancy
requires common
language and knowledge 2



1 - Colorimetry and Colour Management Basics
  • What is Colour ?
  • Human vision mechanism
  • Colour observation conditions
  • RGB and CMYK Colour models
  • Colour measurement

2 - Certified Hard Proof
  • What is a certified hard proof ?
  • Why certified hard proofs are important ?
  • How to produce certified proofs ?
  • Major conformity criteria form ISO 12647-7
  • How to control that your proof is compliant ?

3 - Colour and Density Measurement
  • Densitometer (usage and data interpretation)
  • Spectrophotometer (usage and data interpretation)

4 - Graphic Technology Standards (Scope and conformity criteria)
  • ISO 3664 : Viewing conditions
  • ISO 12646 : Softproofing
  • ISO 12647-2 : Heatset offset printing
  • ISO 12647-3 : Coldset offset printing
  • ISO 12647-7 : Hardproof
  • ISO 12647-8 : Validation Print
  • ISO 15339 : Printing from digital data across multiple technologies -- Part 2: Characterised reference printing conditions
  • ISO/DTS 15311 (PSD - Printing Standard Digital®) : Requirements for printed matter for commercial and industrial production

5 - Spot Colours (Pantone, RAL, ...) and their Colour Management in the workflow
  • Définition?
  • Precautions for usage of Swatchbooks
  • How to communicate Colour Reference between the printer and his Customer

6 - Colour Management of PDF Files
  • Colour definition of files
  • PDF/X definition (PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4)
  • Concrete implementation (pre-settings recommended by GWG)
  • Adobe Suite synchronisation
7 - Offset Press Calibration

  • Why do you need to calibrate ?
  • Normative criteria
  • Targets according to paper type.
  • Determine Target density
  • Generate TVI compensation curve
  • Control and maintain conformity
  • How to choose appropriate calibration methods

8 - Harmonise Colour Appearance between your Digital and Offset Printing Processes

  • Determine maximum colour reproduction capacities of your Digital Printing Process
  • Choose / Select printing substrates
  • Determine Digital Printing Process stability
  • Determine printing Target
  • Printing Process Calibration
  • Maintain Printing Process stability on the long term

9 - Improve productivity of your Digital Printing Process (SpenderMetrics)

  • Possible Improvement axis (wastes, maintenance, make-ready time,…)
  • Principles of Production monitoring and analysis software
  • Estimated benefits and savings (figures)
10 - Paper
  • Paper components
  • Manufacturing process technologies
  • Physical properties (basis weight, width, etc.)
  • Substrate properties impact on printing quality

11 - Multichromy
  • Definition
  • Specificities (File Colour processing, process ink compatibility)
  • Added values (washing cycle reduction, colorspace expansion, etc.)
  • File Colour Management
  • Multichromy printing process calibration
  • Multichromy Quality control

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