Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  CPD wideformat course

Imposition and Inkjet Printing for Book Arts


led by: Melissa Olen
dates: 23-25 July 2014
This course has finished and will run again in the summer of 2015

images from the course

Feedback from this years delegates:

"The whole thing was great - very patient and clear explanations - i have been a teacher for 30 years (so am normally quite critical) but Melissa was an excellent tutor"


"A patient intelligent instructor, and free access to all the facilities"


"Excellent pace and clear explanations - thorough knowledge generously given"

Explore the potential for integrating high quality inkjet printing into your book arts practice. This course takes you through the process of designing a book from creating digital files to printed signatures ready for binding with in-depth discussion and practical demonstrations of all the steps. Topics covered will include: paper selection, layout and design with consideration of your intended binding method, and the technical aspects of printing the final pages. Bring along your own photographs or digital artwork to use in your design and layout using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. The pages will be printed using high quality digital inkjet printing technology.

By the end of this course you will take home printed pages ready for binding. While the book binding process is not covered in this course it offers great opportunity for advanced binders to add a complimentary skill to their practice, or provides you with content to take away to the Advanced Bookbinding course with Guy Begbie in the following week.
A basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign would beneficial to participants. Bring at least 12 digital photos or the equivalent digital artwork, as well as small prints for use in the design process.

Course Tutor
Melissa Olen is a fine art digital printmaker with many years of experience in designing and printing custom inkjet books. Melissa holds a BFA in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from the University of the West of England. Additionally her work experience has covered extensive practice in image preparation and print production in the photographic, fine art, and commercial markets. Through her experience Melissa has acquired a breadth of knowledge in inkjet printing technology, including quality concerns and practical colour management workflows.

Maximum 6 participants