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.

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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 http://leicestercollege.ac.uk/courses/?q=digital+printing





Upcoming Courses

04/10

Digital Academy Introduction to the Large Format Market, Printers and Applications Workshop 4th October *Sold Out*

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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05/10

The Digital Academy Signmaker's Workshop 5th October *Sold Out*

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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06/10

The Digital Academy Intro to Vehicle Wrapping and Vinyl Application Workshop 6th October

Learn about the suitability of vehicle wrapping for your business and a basic understanding of all types of vinyl application.

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07/10

The Digital Academy Complete Vehicle Wrap Workshop 7th October

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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11/10

The Digital Academy Frame what you Print Workshop 11th October

The Digital Academy launches a range of training courses presented by Industry experts on subjects of interest to Large Format and Sign & Display printers.

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19/10

The Digital Academy Signmaker's Workshop 19th October - South West

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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20/10

The Digital Academy Intro to Vehicle Wrapping and Vinyl Application Workshop 20th October - South West *Sold Out*

Learn about the suitability of vehicle wrapping for your business and a basic understanding of all types of vinyl application.

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24/10

The Digital Academy Adobe Foundation Workshop 24th October

This course is for anyone interested to improve their skills and making the most of Adobe’s most important print design applications. On this course you will learn best practices, shortcuts, timesavers and general workflows using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge and Acrobat. Taking part in this hands-on workshop will provide you with techniques to be able to work faster, more efficiently and more professionally with these industry leading Adobe products.

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25/10

The Digital Academy Adobe Power Workshop 25th October

This course is for users of Adobe’s design applications, who would like to take their skills to the next level and learn advanced techniques. On this course you will learn best practices, shortcuts, timesavers and general workflows using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Taking part in this hands-on workshop will provide you with techniques to be able to work faster, more efficiently and more professionally with these industry leading Adobe products. All attendees are required to bring a laptop with relevant software loaded (preferably latest version or at least InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6).

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28/10

The Digital Academy Colour Management Workshop 28th October

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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02/11

The Digital Academy Signmaker's Workshop 2nd November

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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09/11

The Digital Academy Workshop Adobe Photoshop 9th November

This course is for anyone interested to improve their skills and making the most of Adobe’s most popular image editing application. On this course you will learn best practices, shortcuts, timesavers and general workflows using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.

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10/11

The Digital Academy Workshop Adobe Illustrator Workshop 10th November 2016

This course is for anyone interested to improve their skills and making the most of Adobe’s popular vector graphic application. On this course you will learn best practices, shortcuts, timesavers and general workflows using Adobe Illustrator.

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11/11

The Digital Academy Workshop Adobe Indesign 11th November

This course is for anyone interested to improve their skills and making the most of Adobe’s industry-leading page design and layout application. On this course you will learn best practices, shortcuts, timesavers and general workflows using Adobe InDesign.

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22/11

The Digital Academy Screen Print Film Separations Workshop - 22nd November 2016

The workshop will cover how to create screen print film separations using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and FilmGate separation software.

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24/11

The Digital Academy Web-to-Print Workshop - 24th November 2016

The workshop is designed for and aimed at Digital Print and marketing companies wishing to be introduced to web-to-print and marketing engagement solutions as well as learning how to bring the capabilities of the products to market successfully.

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29/11

Introduction to Static Control in Digital Print 29th November

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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01/12

Print, Foil, Cut and Crease your own packaging mock-ups 1st December

This course is aimed at anyone interested in bringing packaging mock-ups in house and/or wishing to learn all about the all new Oki white and clear toner technology.

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12/12

The Digital Academy Onyx Certification Training Workshop - 12th and 13th December

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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05/01

Digital Academy Introduction to the Large Format Market, Printers and Applications Workshop 5th January

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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17/01

The Digital Academy Signmaker's Workshop 17th January 2017

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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25/01

The Digital Academy Intro to Vehicle Wrapping and Vinyl Application Workshop 25th January 2017

Learn about the suitability of vehicle wrapping for your business and a basic understanding of all types of vinyl application.

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26/01

The Digital Academy Complete Vehicle Wrap Workshop 26th January

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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