Print Buying - Thursday 8th November 2018

Print Buying - Thursday 8th November 2018

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1 Osier Way


MK18 1TB

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Hunts Autumn Training Courses

These are fast paced, full of energy and enthusiasm - exactly what you'd expect from Hunts! Suitable for people new to print, through to those with years of experience who want to update their knowledge.

Rest assured, this is not about selling Hunts, this is about sharing knowledge with you. See all the detail in the busy agenda below.

Book now, because our workshops are always popular - we look forward to seeing you - it's going to be fun!

Why do we not charge for these courses? Because it's our investment in you and our partnership.

Print Buying - Thursday 8th November 2018

What's it about?

For seasoned professionals and those new to print, this course provides the skills, knowledge and techniques required to simplify the printing process and increase awareness when buying print. Providing an insight into the latest technology and production methods, this programme is a must for all those involved in print. Suitable for marketers, new print buyers or experienced professionals looking to refresh and update their knowledge. This is a full day course including lunch (please tell us if you have any dietary requirements) and includes an extensive tour of the production facilities at Hunts.


9:15 - 9:45 Arrival and a cuppa

9:45 Kick off

  • Introduction
  • Objectives and what we want to learn from today.
  • Exercise 1 - Printing processes
  • Ink, Colour and Colour Management.
  • Enhanced and High Definition Print
  • The printing industry, processes, techniques
  • Getting the best from the printing process.
  • Specifying the job, selecting a supplier What to look for?
  • VAT on printing

11:15: Break - You'll need it

11:30: Exercise 2

  • Specifying a job for estimating and specification analysis

12:30: Lunch


  • Tour-Time around the production facilities.
  • Proofing - types of proof - soft and hard!
  • Proof checking techniques
  • Exercise 3 – Spot it!
  • Substrates - Paper, Board, sustainability and the environment
  • Exercise 4 – stock weights and thicknesses
  • Finishing
  • Mailing, Fulfillment, Storage, Pick, Pack and Dispatch

15:00: Break


  • Web2Print and Marketing Portals
  • Image Recognition
  • Exercise 5 - One last bash… an estimate specification
  • Review estimate specification

16:30: Get out of here – maybe earlier :-)

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