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BIC's Pre-Press for Publishing Training Course

Book Industry Communication

Monday, 7 November 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

BIC's Pre-Press for Publishing Training Course

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BIC Members   more info 31 Oct 2016 £180.00 £10.39 £38.08
Friends of BIC   more info 31 Oct 2016 £220.00 £12.59 £46.52
Non-Members   more info 31 Oct 2016 £255.00 £14.52 £53.90

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BIC Training Courses

Training for an empowered, informed supply chain


Pre-Press for Publishing

An understanding of colour is vital for everyone involved in the design and production of print books.

Taught by a pre-press expert on their premises, this is an interactive course focusing on the pre-press workflow from image selection to file supply - whether that is a file for print or digital distribution.

Poor image selection and mistakes at pre-press can be very expensive, this course will give you the skills to minimise the risk to your business and ensure you know how to get the result you want.

Using a combination of seminar, activities and practical demonstrations, this course will help you to:

  • Create a great pre-press brief
  • Assess image quality and their suitability for your book
  • Understand colour theory and how it impacts the finished book
  • Understand colour management
  • Know how retouching can improve an image
  • Know how to colour correct 
  • Specifiy the correct file format for your needs
  • Understand the different proofing options available and know which one is right for you
  • Know the different digital options available and be able to select the most appropriate one for your needs

All of our courses are designed in conjunction with a group of Production Directors from leading houses so that they focus on what you need to know. Each course contains a formal assessment recognised by many of the UK’s publishing houses.


Read the complete course outline here.

This course is run at Tag Europe Limited in central London. Please note: travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.




Heather O'Connell - Bluebird consulting

Heather has more than 20 years’ experience in book publishing. Specialising in book production, she has held various positions including Production Director for Penguin Publishing and Harper Collins. She now runs a consultancy, using her passion for and knowledge of the industry to support a broad range Print and Publishing clients and industry initiatives. Read more about BIC's trainers here.


Nick Finegold – TAG Europe

Nick Finegold has worked in the forefront of the UK pre-press industry since the early 1990s. He witnessed at firsthand the birth of digital desktop publishing and the introduction of PDF and applications that are now taken for granted in modern publishing. He spent many years helping publishers achieve greater quality, with the transition from traditional film to PDF and digital workflow's. He is a guest lecturer on the Production Processes in Publishing module for the Publishing MA course at Anglia Ruskin University – Cambridge. Nick currently works as an Account Director within the publishing division of Tag, a global production services agency.



Tag Europe Limited

12th floor

Aldgate Tower

2 Leman Street


E1 8FA



All of BIC’s full day courses include refreshments and a full working lunch.


Conquer Publishing Discoverability with BIC

BookMachine have teamed up with BIC to make sure that everyone who takes a BIC training course can be discovered quickly on BookMachine Connect. The courses are taught by experts in their field and teach all the core skills that those working in the publishing supply chain need to make a success of their careers. Find out more here:



Discounted rates apply to BIC members only.

Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.


Nick Finegold
Global Account Director
Heather O'Connell
Bluebird Consulting
Do you have questions about BIC's Pre-Press for Publishing Training Course? Contact Book Industry Communication

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Tag Europe Limited
12th floor
Aldgate Tower
E1 8FA 2 Leman Street
United Kingdom

Monday, 7 November 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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Book Industry Communication

BIC is an independent organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world through e-commerce and the application of best practice, standard processes and procedures. We have excellent relationships with all major standards bodies and we work closely with the Book Industry Study Group in the US.

BIC unites all sectors of the publishing industry, so whether you're a publisher, on-line retailer, "bricks & mortar" retailer, distributor, library (academic or public), wholesaler, digital partner, literary agent, conversion house, or any combination of these, we're here for you. We offer a "one stop shop" experience, impartial advice and support on anything & everything related to the Supply Chain (digital and/or physical) and we always love to hear from our members...and anyone who might like to become a member. Your feedback is invaluable to us.

We want to hear your ideas, what you're working on, what's challenging you right now, and what changes/developments/projects etc you think the industry might benefit from - so that we can work on your behalf to deliver solutions.

Finally, as an FYI: without neglecting the printed book world, BIC will now be focussing an increasing amount of its energy on work in the Digital Supply Chain.


Digital & Physical Supply Chain, EDI/e-commerce, Metadata optimisation, Training courses, Industry Accreditation Schemes, Product Identifiers/Bar codes/ISBNs etc..., ONIX, Bibliographic standards, RFID, BIC Codes, Web Services, Addressing industry needs, Best practice


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