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Training Course: Introduction to Printing Technology


Have you ever gone to a press approval and struggled to make the printer understand  what you wanted? Do you want a basic understanding of what problems you are likely to encounter with each print process?


1. The print processes.

2. Print and other related problems you may encounter.

3. A simulated press approval process.

4. Further associated ‘production quality’ factors including Print

technology advances.

As part of the session Andrew will show you how to use a linen tester (Eyeglass) which you will get to take away with you. He will also introduce you to the use of pantone charts  books, colour densitometers and more.

This half-day training course will provide delegates with adequate information to be able  to have an informed discussion with a printer on your requirements and needs.


People likely to benefit from this course are packaging technologists, packaging designers, people involved in print sales and marketers.

IOPN Annual Workshop 2014

The educational activities of the Institute are managed by the PACKAGING  EDUCATION BOARD.  The purpose of this board is not only to administer the educational opportunities offered by the Institute, but also, through its Chairman, to monitor existing packaging courses, to keep in contact with local industry on an ongoing basis so as to ensure that courses remains relevant, and to keep in touch with members of the World Packaging Organization so as to monitor and keep abreast of world wide educational opportunities and standards generally.

The chairman of the board turns for advice and guidance to  persons highly placed in industry in regard to the content and the relevance of the course generally.

The members of the board are those responsible for administering the course, and in most cases, for lecturing, in the various regions of the institute.

The Board meets annually to review the past academic year and plan for the year ahead.  It last met in November 2014 – see educational picture gallery for photographs.