Colour Management for Print Production
Course detail

This practical course will help you understand the theory and practical application behind Colour Management and how this can be used to increase the predictability and quality of your printed results. 

The course will build your confidence and skills in dealing with colour issues and communicating with designers, repro houses and printers.

The day includes on screen exercises so that you can see different colour profiles in use, understand how they work, how they affect your image and how, used correctly, they can improve your final print result.

You will be taken through the ISO print standards and will have the technical details and the Fogra profiles explained so that you can use this information to trouble shoot and improve print quality.   

You will also see how to assess images for print and how to recognise and fix some common image problems. 

Who is the course aimed at?
People working within Print Production
  • Learn how to manage colour expectations and quality throughout the book production process.
  • Learn how to check colour in files 
  • Learn how and when colour profiles should be used 
  • Understand when it might improve results to use a different profile 
  • Understand how printing standards works and how to use with your printer to achieve better results 
  • Increase your confidence to troubleshoot colour issues internally and externally 
  • Learn to recognise some of the commonly encountered problems with images
  • Learn to achieve consistent and good results using colour management 




Course summary
March 1st
1 Day
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Al Richardson
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This course is run by:
Alistair runs Imago's colour management courses and worked for DK and Penguin for 10 years as their lead Creative Technical Support. His role crossed the boundaries of Production, Design and Print, and he has gained a thorough and comprehensive insight to colour management and it's application throughout many different workflows. He was instrumental in the implementation of hi-res working within Penguin, and the introduction of colour management throughout their divisions. Outside Penguin, he was a main technical contact for a major UK printer when they introduced Press Sign, and ensured the successful uptake by both supplier and client of this system. He has provided numerous varied training courses across both Penguin and DK, ranging from hands-on Software implementation to complex technical print and colour management courses for Designers and Production Staff.