Commercial Digital Printer Programme

Expand your skills and empower the industry with training courses from Printing SA.
Course Outcomes

The objective of this course is to introduce learners to the digital printing Industry and to teach the key concepts and theories that they will need to become proficient in the digital pre-press, printing and print finishing environments.

Who Should Attend?

Any employee, who is required to perform digital pre-press and or printing operations, ought to complete this programme.
Experienced Operators should also complete these modules to provide them with the underpinning knowledge they need to enhance their practical abilities.

Course Duration

Seven 2-day Modules
(Modular exams are written on a separate day after each module)

Course Cost Per Learner

Printing SA Member cost: R 4 000 per course
Non-Member cost: R 4 800 per course

Printing SA Member cost: R 28 000 for entire programme
Non-Member cost: R 33 600 for entire programme

Printing SA would like to acknowledge and thank FESPA for generously making available funding for the redesign and development of the following 7 knowledge modules that form part of the Commercial Digital Printer Programme.

Registration Closing Date:

25 June 2021

Introduction to Digital Printing
Introduction to Digital Printing

Course Date
6 and 7 July 2021

Module 1 exam date : 27 July 2021
Digital Pre-Press
Digital Pre-Press.

Course Date
13 and 14 July 2021

Module 2 exam date: 27 July 2021
Colour Management
Colour Management.

Course Date
10 and 11 August 2021

Module 3 exam date : 24 August 2021
Digital Printing Inks
Digital Printing Inks.

Course Date
17 and 18 August 2021

Module 4 exam date : 24 August 2021
Digital Printing Substrates
Digital Printing Substrates.

Course Date
7 and 8 September 2021

Module 5 exam date: 17 September 2021
Digital Printing Finishing
Digital Printing Finishing.

Course Date
14 and 15 September 2021

Module 6 exam date: 17 September 2021
Digital Printing Presses
Digital Printing Presses.

Course Date
28 and 29 September 2021

Module 7 exam date: 5 October 2021
Introduction to Digital Printing
The content of this 2-day course includes the following:
  • Introduction to Digital Printing.
  • Digital Printing Markets.
  • Digital Technologies
  • Introduction to Digital Colour
Digital Pre-Press
The content of this 2-day course includes the following:
  • Introduction to Digital Pre-Press.
  • DTP and File Design.
  • Imposition
  • Digital Pre-Press Operations
Colour Management
The content of this 2-day course includes the following:
  • Introduction to Digital Colour
  • Light, Illumination and Colour
  • Colour Communication
  • Colour Measurement and Control
Digital Printing Inks
The content of this 2-day course includes the following:
  • Ink Fundamentals
  • Digital Printing Inkjet Inks
  • Digital Printing Toners
Digital Printing Substrates
The content of this 2-day course includes the following:
  • Digital Printing Papers
  • Plastic Films.
  • Other Printing Substrates.
Digital Printing Finishing
The content of this 2-day course includes the following:
  • Introduction to Digital Finishing.
  • Bookbinding
  • Other Finishing Processes.
Digital Printing Presses
The content of this 2-day course includes the following:
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Digital Printing Environment
  • Digital Printing Presses
  • Digital Printing Maintenance