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January 16, 2024

This training course has been developed for people who work in businesses allied to the printing industry including paper merchants. We aim to help ‘non-printers’ understand the fundamentals of how printing works and gain a better insight into the world of print. The course is also suitable for “starters” in the printing industry.

The intention of this course is not to make people experts in printing but give them the knowledge to understand and converse with printers making the right choices for products and end use, particularly paper for printing.

The course is designed to be engaging and easy to understand. Delegates will come away from the course feeling that they have a deeper appreciation of printing and how to handle and discuss printing matters.


• A brief history of printing
• Various printing methods and how they work
• Colour management and ISO12647-2
• Terminology and Jargon busting
• Technical issues and complaint handing
• A tour of the St. Brides Foundation


Through experience, Don Turner has become an advocate for good learning and development practice. He enjoys working with organisations to achieve greater understanding, and relish watching people grow, through one-to-one development or group training. Although now a professional management trainer, Don has had a long career in the printing industry as a machine minder, technical manager and trouble shooter for paper mills and merchants. His clients tell him that, he’s pragmatic, down-to-earth with excellent engagement skills. Don enjoys working with people at all organisational and academic levels. He’s currently working for professional services, not-for-profit clients and offers a full learning and development consultancy, from conducting a training needs analysis, through to design, personal delivery, training evaluation and eLearning solutions. He gives advice and training on all aspects of the employment cycle as well as helping the self-employed and business owners to deliver on strategic objectives. Don was Head Strategic Business Development for PaperlinX UK between 2009 and 2013, prior to that he was Training Manager at Howard Smith Paper between 2007 and 2009 and before that he was National Technical Services Manager for The Paper Company between 1999 and 2007.


Registration and coffee will be at 9.30 am, with the actual course running through from 10.00 am to about 12.30 pm, when a buffet lunch will be served. During the afternoon the delegates will receive a guided tour of the St. Bride’s Foundation. On return to the classroom, the course will continue and conclude with a questions and answers session, finishing no later than 4.30 pm.

Dress Code

Smart Casual

Travel to St Brides

St. Bride’s Foundation is situated at 14, Bride Lane, London EC47 8EQ. The nearest London Underground stations to St. Brides are Blackfriars on the Circle and District lines, Farringdon on the Circle, Hammersmith and Metropolitan lines and St. Pauls on the Central line. There is also a Thameslink station on Ludgate Hill.

Joining Instructions

These will be sent to all delegates approximately one week before the course date.


The cost includes all refreshments, a buffet lunch (with any special dietary requirements requested) and comprehensive course notes



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