GLGA Academy Lessons

Introduction to Production Printing

  • The Importance of Print in Today’s World
  • Brief History of Printing
  • What is Production Printing?
  • Analog vs. Digital Printing
  • Print 101: Electrophotography
  • Print 101: Offset Lithography
  • Print 101: Inkjet
  • Print 101: Gravure
  • Print 101: Flexography
  • Print 101: Screen Printing
  • Wide Format 101
  • Paper 101
  • The World of Inks and Their Uses
  • Industry Speak: Acronyms & Jargon

Operations of a Print Service Provider

  • Commercial Printers
  • Sign Shops
  • In-plant Printers
  • Direct Mail Printers
  • Transactional Printers
  • Publication Printers
  • Packaging Converters
  • Control the Chaos of Costs

Inside the Print Shop

  • Commercial Printers
  • In-plant Printers
  • Direct Mail Printers
  • Transactional Printers
  • Publication Printers
  • Packaging Converters
  • Sign Printer

Print Workflow and Processes

  • Preflighting 101
  • Imposition 101
  • Primer: Software & Functions
  • Primer: Key Workflow Processes
  • Primer: Design Considerations
  • Job Onboarding
  • Estimating, Quoting, & Ticketing
  • File preparation (Prepress)
  • Proofing and Approval
  • Digital Front Ends
  • Designing for Mailings
  • Preparing Data Part 1
  • Preparing Data Part 2
  • Datastreams
  • Tips for Walking Your Workflow
  • Tips for Automating Proofing and Approval
  • The Ins and Outs of IPDS vs. AFP vs. PDF

Introduction to Finishing

  • The World of Finishing
  • Folding
  • Binding Methods
  • Trimming and Cutting
  • Embellishments
  • Mailing
  • Converting
  • Finishing for Wide Format

Vertical Markets for Print

  • Education
  • Financial and Insurance
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-profit
  • Government

Selling Strategies for:

  • Selling Strategies for Commercial Printers
  • Selling Strategies for In-plant Printers
  • Selling Strategies for Direct Mail Printers
  • Selling Strategies for Transactional Printers
  • Selling Strategies for Sign Shops
  • Selling Strategies for Franchise Printers
  • Selling Prin Online
  • Selling Strategies for the Bully Customer