Creative Print and Cut
led by: Peter McCallion
dates: Monday 29th – Wednesday 31st July 2013
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm
A Selection of Feedback from the course delegates:
‘Pete was very patient and extremely helpful with individual questions’
‘The best aspect of the course was the expertise of the tutor and seeing the UV printer in action’
‘ Pete’s subject knowledge is excellent and he modified tutorials to meet student’s needs. The hand-outs are priceless!’
‘We learnt all the building blocks which enabled us to have full control over artwork and expectations’
‘I’ve learnt a lot over the last few days, the skills I’ve learnt will be useful in many areas of my own work, it’s been fantastic’
‘The tutor was helpful and hardworking!’
‘The best aspect was using the UV printer and meeting others from a similar background. Lovely tutor, nice surroundings and friendly staff’
‘I really enjoyed my time here – I feel that I learned a lot, great atmosphere’
On this 3-day professional development course, explore digital printmaking through new developments in UV-cured inkjet printing. This printing method affords you the ability to print on a very broad range of substrates from uncoated paper, to window display vinyls through to floor graphics and much, much more. In addition the cut facility allows accurate cutting to create complex shaped prints, quickly, easily and all from a single artwork file.
On this hands-on course you will learn about the potential of UV inkjet print and how complex looking artwork can be created quickly and easily to give impressive and professional results. With demonstration you will be using Adobe Creative Suite and VersaWorks RIP software to produce your own artwork, posters, packaging, decals or window graphics. You will also look at how artwork can be enhanced using special effects created by 3-dimensional layering of ink.
The course tutor Peter McCallion is a graduate of the University of Ulster, where he was awarded a First Class Honours degree in Graphic Product and Interactive design and a University Diploma in Industrial Studies where he was awarded a commendation. He is currently studying towards a PhD at the Centre for Fine Print Research. In 2008 Peter successfully completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between UWE and Eurosigns (UK) Ltd, one of the largest signage companies in the UK, where his role was to successfully integrate a systematic design and wide format print workflow. Peter has over 12 year’s experience as a creative graphic designer and large format print developer for the commercial print industry.
The course is suitable for beginners although a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop would be beneficial.
Maximum 9 participants