Future Print Colour Management course

November 22, 2016 - 5:05pm

Future Print, TAFE Queensland and Fuji Xerox Australia have teamed up to provide access to a limited number of subsidised places in the highly regarded Digital Colour Management Certification course (DCMC) to the industry.

The 20 module course is delivered fully on line and takes 15-20 hours to complete including assessments.

The course has been mapped against the industry training qualifications and successful completion will provide formal recognition under the national training system.

The cost for a participant who is working in a company with less than 100 staff is $831. The remainder of the $2,520 enrolment fee will be rebated through the Future Print Government subsidy when the participant successfully completes the course.

The rebate will be less for participants from larger firms.

The course is particularly relevant to people from a design or offset print background who want to know more about colour management in a digital print environment.

Successful completion of the course will enable participants to better: 

  • Identify, understand and control colour variables in a workflow
  • Develop processes to maintain quality and consistency
  • Become familiar with colour measurement and evaluation 
  • Understand the steps of colour transformation in a workflow 
  • Synchronise colour settings between RIP and applications 
  • Learn the impact of colour management and custom ICC profiles
  • Manage spot colour in digital printing
  • Troubleshoot colour problems more effectively


The 20 modules will cover:

Module 1
Introduction to Colour Management
Module 2
Basics of Light and Colour
Module 3
Colour by Numbers
Module 4
Measuring Instruments
Module 5
RGB and CMYK Colour
Module 6
Fun with Colour
Module 7
Printing Processes 101
Module 8
Delta E and Colour Differences
Module 9
Printing Spot Colours
Module 10
Prepress Primer 
Module 11
Paper and Colour
Module 12
Process Control on Press
Module 13
ICC Profiles
Module 14
Managing Colour on your Monitor
Module 15
Colour Management and the DFE
Module 16
Printing Standards and Specifications
Module 17
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe CS
Module 18
Adobe Acrobat and Print Ready PDF
Module 19
Winning Recipe for Colour Printing
Module 20
Real-World Colour Management


N.B.  In order to take advantage of this offer any new business in the project will need to complete a brief Future Print Business Review and Workforce Development Plan.

Proposed candidates will also need to have a minimum Certificate III qualification e.g. trade certificate to qualify for the subsidised training.

Further information on the program can be obtained from David Galbraith on Mobile: 0434 746 313 or Email: dgalbraith@futureprint.org.au 

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