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Saturday, 31 December 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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Please note: this is a REGISTER OF INTEREST only, for delegates that would like to notify BIC of their interest in attending the 'An Introduction to Paper & Colour Printing' training course in Trento, Italy at an unspecified date in future. (NB, this course will NOT take place on 31st December 2016). 

BIC must co-ordinate flights, hotels and transportation in Italy for this particular training course, as such we will not schedule a date until we have a full list of delegates. Once enough delegates have registered their interest in this course, BIC will liaise with the interested parties to arrange a suitable date for the course to take place. We will endeavour to run the course within 6-8 weeks of a full group being identified. 


An Introduction to Paper & Colour Printing


Please note that this course takes place in Trento, Italy and the course length is 2 and a half days + travel. Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.


An understanding of print and paper is vital for everyone involved in the production of colour books. By combining our 'An Introduction to Colour Printing' and 'Understanding Paper' courses, we have produced a comprehensive introduction to colour book production.

Our courses focus on the practical application of knowledge so, during this course, you will spend time at a paper mill and in the press-room and bindery, see first-hand how paper is made and how colour books are produced, and learn how to use this knowledge in your day-to-day role.

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.

As the factories can be very noisy, and to ensure that you get the most out of the course, we limit the group to six people - so register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

The course will provide you with the tools to be proactive in your role, better express your requirements and solve or even prevent problems efficiently.

You will learn:

  • How paper is made
  • How to compare one paper with another and select the right one for you
  • How to calculate how much paper you need
  • How to specify your needs
  • What can go wrong and how to identify it
  • The different print process available and how to pick the right one for your book
  • How colour is printed, 
  • How an image gets to the page, including conversion to CMYK, screens and ink density
  • How to chose the right proof for your book
  • How a litho press is made ready and how to press pass a book
  • The different kinds of binding available
  • What finishes are available and how are they applied
  • How a print price is constructed and how to request a quote
  • How to produce co-editions


To see the complete course outline, please click here.

Please note, travel costs are not included in the ticket price.



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




BIC Members - £450 + VAT

Friends of BIC - £520 + VAT

Non-Members - £590 + VAT


The Friends of BIC rate is for BIC Non-Members, who are members of any of the following organisations: ALPSP, BA, BookMachine, CILIP, EDItEUR, NAG, PA, PLS, PR Licensing, Publishing Scotland.


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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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