Print University

PGCA announces “On-Demand” Industry Training Webinars – Free to Members!

Train on Your Schedule!

PGCA Members were asked what programs or services PGCA should offer to make our services more valuable. Additional training and education offerings were specifically highlighted.

“Solving the industry issues with lack of training avenues for future employees. As a small business owner, I don’t have the resources to invest in training employees from scratch.” 

  • 94% of employees would stick with an organization longer if it invested in their training
  • 24% higher profit margin for companies that invest in training

If you have new employees that you need to get on-boarded quickly, make the most of your membership dollar by utilizing PGCA’s on demand training!

How to Access the Print University

Print & Graphic Communications Association members access the webinars through the Member Resource Center section of the website.

  • Log in to the members only Member Resources Center (blue button at the top of the page)

  • Members login with their email address and the password print123

  • Select “Click here for Class Options” in the Print University box

  • All of the available webinars are listed on the next page. Click on a specific webinar to proceed to watch.

  • The webinar registration page includes a transcript of the webinar.

Trouble logging in or questions on using the online webinars? Contact PGCA at (716) 691-3211 or email info@printcommunications.org

Give Your Employees the Gift of Knowledge!

PGCA Recorded Safety Training Webinars

Accessed in Member Resource Center

70+ Courses and growing!

Introduction to Production Printing

  • 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
  • Industry Speak: Acronyms & Jargon
  • Paper 101
  • Wide Format 101
  • The World of Inks and Their Uses
  • The Importance of Print in Today’s World
  • Careers in Print: Pre-production
  • Careers in Print: Production

Introduction to Finishing

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

Selling Strategies for…

  • Commercial Printers
  • In-plant Printers
  • Direct Mail Printers
  • Transactional Printers
  • Sign Shops
  • Franchise Printers
  • Selling Print Online

Operations of a PSP

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

Vertical Markets for Print

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

Market Updates

  • 2023 Q1 Market Update
  • 2023 Q2 Market Update
  • 2023 Q3 Market Update
  • 2023 Q4 Market Update
  • 2024 Q1 Market Update
  • 2024 Q2 Market Update

Inside the Print Shop

  • Inside a Print Service Provider (PSP)
  • Commercial Printers
  • In-plant Printers
  • Direct Mail Printers
  • Transactional Printers
  • Publication Printers
  • Packaging Converters
  • Sign Shops

Print Workflow and Processes

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

Course Tracks

Click below to download our suggested learning tracks based on type of printer and common roles within a print service provider.

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