Digital Academy

The Antalis Digital Academy is a centre of excellence for digital printing and technology.

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Based at our head office in Leicestershire, the academy is a hub of information for anyone interested in digital print both small and large format. It’s a unique facility equipped with the latest digital kit offering live demonstrations and real life application case studies to help inform and educate, whether you’re looking at investing in digital print or you are a digital printer looking to expand your business portfolio and maximise the potential of your machinery.

Not only is our Digital Academy a great place to showcase the potential of digital print, it’s also an excellent place to hold a meeting, as there is a separate seminar room, complete with electronic white board and plenty of product examples to provide inspiration.

Customer Testimonials

“The workshop exceeded expectations, so much information was given in a clear concise way”

Donna Escandell, Delta Group

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“Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop as usual, it amazes me how much Martin manages to get in, in such an understanding manner”

Robert Foote, Next Retail

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“Excellent, great insight into Web2Print with good knowledge from the Presenters”

Amanda Thorley, De Montfort University

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Antalis Digital Academy and Leicester College in Training Partnership

Leicester College

As well as the diverse range of workshops in the Digital academy, Antalis are delighted to promote training at the UK's foremost centre of education for Printing technology.

Leicester College offer Apprenticeships in Digital Printing pathways at level 2 and level 3. These courses are delivered through on and off the job training. Off the job training can be delivered on-site or in college, in their very own production printing department. Participants will be taught the necessary theory surrounding print and the Digital processes ranging from the core principles, right through to colour management and maintenance techniques. Different topics are selected dependant on the nature of the job role, such as print finishing to pre-press operations. During this course the participants are allocated their own dedicated Trainer Assessor to guide them through their NVQ. All of the Assessors are from the printing industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years.

At each level, the course lasts around 18-24 months. At level 2 the participant is given a good overview of the print industry and related skills. At level 3, this focuses more towards a high level of competency and starts to develop team leading and supervisory skills. Support is offered to the participant and the organisation throughout the journey. This is managed via regular reviews to discuss progress and to look at setting milestones and stretching targets to coincide with your business objectives.

More information about the courses can be found here

Upcoming Courses


The Digital Academy Know Your Mimaki Workshop

The workshop is aimed at companies who have purchased a Mimaki Large Format Inkjet printer and want to ensure they get the best out of the their machine, fully understand and maximise the functions of the RIP software and know how to fully maintain their printer.

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The Digital Academy Introduction to Static Control in Digital Print

This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of the issues that static electricity can cause in Digital Print and furthermore solutions to prevent static affecting quality and productivity and operator shocks.

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The Digital Academy Complete Vehicle Wrap Workshop (1)

The workshop is aimed at those who consider vehicle wrapping to be core to their business growth and who have some experience for example having attended the Digital Academy Intro to Vehicle Wrapping & Vinyl Application workshop and are looking to improve their skills.

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The Digital Academy ColorGATE Productionserver 10 Highlights Workshop (1)

The workshop is aimed at companies who are interested in RIP-Software, workflow tools and Color Management. It is also aimed at companies that already have Productionserver and are interested in the latest version and features. All attendees will receive a £75 voucher which can be used towards ColorGATE product or software update.

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The Digital Academy Colour Management Workshop

The course is aimed at companies who have one or more types of digital printers and wish to get consistent and repeatable colour across different devices.

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The Digital Academy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workshop

This workshop will cover everything you need to know about Lightroom from importing your photos and building a catalog to developing and sharing your best shots.

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Digital Academy Adobe Digital Design Workshop

This one day course will give you great wealth of information on Adobe's latest digital design technologies and applications including Adobe Xd, Adobe Muse and Adobe Spark.

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The Digital Academy Digital Wallcoverings Applications Workshop - 12th December 2017

The workshop is aimed at companies who have Large Format Inkjet technology to print Digital Wallcoverings and are looking to get a complete overview of all aspects of application as well as practical hints and tips from an expert in this field.

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The Digital Academy Onyx Certification Training Workshop - 18th & 19th January 2018

A hands-on classroom certification on the award-winning RIP software. Each session provides increased knowledge and guidance in an interactive training environment. This program provides an in-depth working knowledge of ONYX software to optimize operator productivity — new classes now training with ONYX 12.

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The Digital Academy Digital Wallcoverings Applications Workshop - 31st January 2018

The workshop is aimed at companies who have Large Format Inkjet technology to print Digital Wallcoverings and are looking to get a complete overview of all aspects of application as well as practical hints and tips from an expert in this field.

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Digital Academy Introduction to the Large Format Market, Printers & Applications Workshop

This workshop is for commercial printers and Office Products Dealers new to the Large Format market, as well as new employees of existing Large Format printers and all colleagues from a non-production environment.

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The Digital Academy Signmaker’s Workshop

Using a range of Antalis materials the following techniques will be demonstrated; Basic Application of Vinyls. Learn the basics of applying vinyl graphics and what vinyls/techniques to use when and where.

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The Digital Academy Graphic Design For Signmakers Workshop (1)

This workshop will guide attendees through the process covering the differences between commercial print and signage artwork. The workshop will focus on the following areas and using techniques learned during the day, attendees will produce effective layouts for signage using Adobe and CorelDRAW software.

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