Software & Printing Courses

The range of equipment that is utilised during the printing coursesGJS has an impressive 200 square metre training facility at our showroom in Revesby – NSW. This modern facility houses all the latest high quality equipment offering the latest technology.

The equipment will assist in training people in all different aspect of screen printing, plastisol heat transfers, dye sublimation transfers, direct-to-garment and thermal textile vinyl solutions. Fully qualified industry experts conduct these technical trade courses.

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Course Contents

To make the most of any printing equipment investment it's critical users understand how to create and manipulate graphics before you print - getting the equipment to print is the easy part.

This course is designed to demonstrate frequently used and important tools our customers use everyday. On your own computer, participants will follow along with the instructors to create and manipulate graphics. Proving just how practical the examples are, some of the graphics will also be used in the Introduction to Printing course on the following day.

the computer classroomTraining is provided in the following areas:

  • Colour Spaces; RGB vs CMYK and when to use which
  • File formats; jpg, psd, tiff, ai, eps, etc
  • Adobe Photoshop
    • Basic Tools
    • Workspace setup
    • Shortcuts
    • Resolutions
    • Creating Templates
    • Non-destructive changes
    • Layers and Alpha channels
    • Masking
    • Selection
    • Change image selection colour
  • Adobe Illustrator
    • Basic Tools
    • Workspace setup
    • Colour tools
    • Path finders
    • Cut lines and offsets
    • Shortcuts
    • Converting bitmaps to vectors
  • Adobe Bridge

At the end of the day, individuals leave with extensive practical knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Bridge specific to printing applications. GJS will also provide 3 months of complimentary remote support if you have any issues with graphics after participating in the course.

Each participant will use a modern computer running the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software. Classes are held for individuals or groups of up to 3 people only to ensure that all students develop a thorough understanding of all the content. 

Instructors

Michael DaviesMichael Davies and Steve Poole are the instructors for the Introduction to Graphics Software for Printing.

Michael started his career in the printing industry in 1979 at the windscreen manufacturing company Moller Industries. He quickly become a supervisor after 7 years and then promoted to manager of the entire printing department in 1988. During his time at Moller Industries Michael also studied courses in Computing and Business Communications. After Moller Industries closed it doors, Michael was them employed at Eurotech Quality Products working in all facets of the company from screen printing, stretching, stencil preparation, customer service and support.

Steve PooleHailing from 'sunny' Sheffield in the UK, Steve joined the GJS team in August 2014 after emigrating to Australia. Steve started his career in print at Sawgrass Europe and is an expert in digital printing with over seven years’ expertise in inkjet printer troubleshooting, maintenance and repair for desktop, large format inkjet and direct to garment printers. He also has valuable skills in the area of colour management and the creation of ICC profiles and is a qualified Epson large format printer engineer. Steve has extensive experience delivering computer training sessions in his most recent role as Education & Technical Content Specialist at Sawgrass.

Duration

The course starts at 8 AM sharp and usually ends at 4 PM depending on the number of questions you have for the instructors. This allows time in the afternoon to discuss further with the instructor or any other GJS staff member.

Price

$550 per person [including GST]

Price includes course certificate, food and beverage and three months complimentary telephone support.

By booking into this course you will also receive a $100 discount voucher to use towards the Introduction to Printing course booking which always runs the following day.

We offer a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't totally satisfied.

Course Contents

This course is totally designed around the objective of providing students with a first hand experience with the many different screen printing and heat transfer solutions and enabling them to confidently produce a quality, multicoloured and perfectly registered print.

the class room is equipped with a large range of automatic and manual machineryTraining is provided in the following areas:

  • Use various artwork created and prepared in the previous day graphics course to print on a range of substrates
  • Creating a print-ready screen from scratch ready for screen printing including coating and exposing
  • Printing on textiles using a 4 colour carousel, flash-curer and t-shirt dryer
  • Printing on a manual hand bench and applying a plastisol and foil heat transfer to a garment
  • Applying an all-over dye sublimation heat transfer print to a pre-made shirt
  • Printing, cutting, weeding and applying a textile vinyl transfer
  • Pre-treating a shirt and then printing on it using a direct-to-garment printer
  • Producing promotional products using the dye sublimation printing and pressing process

At the end of the day, individuals leave with extensive knowledge of the different printing procedures for textile and promotional products. All attending will take home their printed t-shirt and promotional products which they personally produced. GJS will also supply a technical booklet outlining a complete summary of the day´s activities.

Classes are held for individuals or groups of up to 3 people to ensure that all students develop a thorough understanding of the process.

Instructors

Michael DaviesMichael Davies and Stephen Tuck are the instructors for the Introduction to Printing.

Michael started his career in the printing industry in 1979 at the windscreen manufacturing company Moller Industries. He quickly become a supervisor after 7 years and then promoted to manager of the entire printing department in 1988. During his time at Moller Industries Michael also studied courses in Computing and Business Communications. After Moller Industries closed it doors, Michael was them employed at Eurotech Quality Products working in all facets of the company from screen printing, stretching, stencil preparation, customer service and support.

Stephen TuckStephen is an expert in screen printing and is GJS’ resident Screen Services guru. Stephen attended the Sydney Graphic Arts Technical College and has formal training in screen printing and stencil preparation. Following this he has had a long career in the screen printing and signage industry and his claim to fame is having “printed on just about every conceivable type of material around” – knowledge that he is more than happy to impart to participants in our Introduction to Printing course.

Both Michael and Stephen have over 35 years of experience each in the printing industry so can provide invaluable information to all those attend this course.

Duration

The course starts at 8 AM sharp and usually ends at 3 PM depending on the number of questions you have for the instructors. This allows time in the afternoon to discuss further with the instructor or any other GJS staff member.

Price

$385 per person [including GST]

Price includes t-shirts, poster and promotional products that you print as well as a bag of goodies, course documentation, certificate, food and beverage.

We offer a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't totally satisfied.

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