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

24/01

The Digital Academy OKI Graphics Arts Workshop - 24th January 2017

The workshop is designed to educate customers on the OKI Pro Series capabilities of white & clear toner, plus foil fusing, highlight the device benefits on how it can help set a business ahead of it’s competition and demonstrate value added print production in-house, and highlight the benefits, costs, flexibility, and convenience by doing so in house. It is aimed at Graphic designers, Marketing departments, Brand owners, business presentation departments/areas such as new business bidding, security printing and tenders.

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25/01

The Digital Academy Introduction to Vehicle Wrapping and Vinyl Application Workshop

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 2017

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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27/01

The Digital Academy Complete Vehicle Wrap Workshop - 27th January 2017

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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01/02

The Digital Academy Advanced Digital Photobook & Personalised Printing & Finishing Workshop - 1st February 2017

The workshop is aimed at companies who have Digital technology and some knowledge of Photobooks, Personalised printing and Paper Over Board products and who wish to develop this to an advanced level.

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02/02

The Digital Academy Web-to-Print Workshop - 2nd February 2017

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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07/02

The Digital Academy Onyx Intermediate Users Workshop - 7th February 2017

This workshop is designed for intermediate users who have a good grasp of the basic operation of ONYX and are keen to expand their knowledge further to take advantage of the many extra features that ONYX provides.

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09/02

The Digital Academy Introduction to Static Control in Digital Print Workshop - 9th February 2017

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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14/02

The Digital Academy Laminating and Finishing Workshop - 14th February 2017

This workshop is aimed at all companies who are looking at installing Large Format Laminators and who are looking to maximise the effectiveness and productivity of this equipment. The day will include both theory and practical applications of a wide range of products. The workshop will also be of benefit to operators wishing to improve their skills and learn from industry leading experts.

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15/02

The Digital Academy Signmakers Workshop - 15th February 2017 (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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16/02

The Digital Academy Introduction to Vehicle Wrapping and Vinyl Application Workshop - 16th February 2017 (South West)

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

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01/03

The Digital Academy Introduction to Signlab 10 Workshop

This workshop is designed for intermediate users who want to fast track their knowledge by exploring the many features of this marketing leading sign software.

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02/03

The Digital Academy Signlab 10 Experts Workshop

This workshop is designed for advanced users who wish to become experts in using Signlab the market leading sign software.

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07/03

The Digital Academy Frame what you Print Workshop

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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10/03

The Digital Academy Onyx Advanced Users Workshop

This workshop is designed for advanced users who already have a firm grasp of the core features and want to expand their knowledge in key areas such as colour, profiling and complex workflows.

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16/03

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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22/03

The Digital Academy Introduction to Vehicle Wrapping and Vinyl Application Workshop (South East)

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

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23/03

The Digital Academy Complete Vehicle Wrap Workshop (South East)

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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11/04

Print, Foil, Cut and Crease your own packaging mock-ups Workshop

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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27/04

The Digital Academy Roland VersaWorks Advanced Workshop

The workshop is aimed at Roland VersaWorks users who want to take better control of their printer and understand all the features available to help them print more productively. Please note all attendees will be required to bring a laptop with VersaWorks installed if possible.

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04/05

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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09/05

Digital Academy EFI Fiery XF Rip Training Workshop

This workshop is for companies who are running multiple digital printing devices with multiple Rips and getting variable results. Would you like to consolidate and centralise the way you handle colour on all of your digital devices?

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11/05

The Digital Academy Signmakers 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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18/05

The Digital Academy Screen Print Film Separations Workshop

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

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23/05

The Digital Academy Introduction to Vehicle Wrapping & Vinyl Application Workshop

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

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24/05

The Digital Academy Complete Vehicle Wrap Workshop

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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15/06

The Digital Academy Colour Management Workshop - 15th June 2017

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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26/06

The Digital Academy Onyx Certification Training Workshop

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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03/07

The Digital Academy Workshop Adobe Photoshop

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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04/07

The Digital Academy Workshop Adobe Illustrator Workshop

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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05/07

The Digital Academy Adobe In-design Workshop

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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06/07

The Digital Academy Adobe Foundation Workshop

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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07/07

The Digital Academy Adobe Power Workshop - 7th July 2017

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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