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On Demand Training Videos

New training focused on the fundamentals of print and graphic communications is now available as a no-cost benefit to all PMA members. PMA has licensed more than 70 on-demand courses and educational tracks developed by print industry veterans and business consultants at The Print University.

Whether a new employee is hired from outside the industry or a current employee needs to learn about a new segment, these short, digestible videos provide an introduction to a wide variety of subjects within the industry.

  • Intro to Production Printing
    Brief History of Printing What is Production Printing? Analog vs. Digital Printing Print 101: Electrophotography Print 101: Offset Lithography Print 101: Inkjet Print 101: Gravure Print 101: Flexography Print 101: Screen Printing Industry Speak: Acronyms & Jargon Paper 101 The World of Inks and Their Uses Importance of Print in Today's World Careers in Print: Pre-Production
  • Inside the Print Shop
    Commercial Printers In-plant Printers Direct Mail Printers Transactional Printers Publication Printers Packaging Converters Sign Printer
  • Operations of a PSP
    Commercial Printers Sign Shops In-plant Printers Direct Mail Printers Transactional Printers Publication Printers Packaging Converters Control the Chaos of Costs
  • Selling Strategies
    Commercial Printers In-plant Printers Direct Mail Printers Transactional Printers Sign Shops Franchise Printers Selling Print Online
  • Vertical Markets for Print
    Education Financial and Insurance Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Non-profit Government
  • Print Workflow and Processes
    Preflighting 101 Imposition 101 Primer: Software & Functions Primer: Key Workflow Processes Primer: Design Considerations Job Onboarding Estimating, Quoting, & Ticketing Preparing Data Part 1 File Preparation (Prepress) Proofing and Approval Digital Front Ends Designing for Mailings Preparing Data Part 2 Datastreams Tips for Walking Your Workflow Tips for Automating Proofing and Proposals The Ins and Outs of IPDS vs. AFP vs. PDF
  • Introduction to Finishing
    Folding The World of Finishing Embellishments Trimming and Cutting Mailing Binding Methods Converting Finishing for Wide Format
  • Market Update
    2024 Q1 Market Update 2023 Q1 Market Update 2023 Q2 Market Update 2023 Q3 Market Update Year End Review and Predictions for 2024

Available Courses

Are you a PMA Member and need access?

Not a current member but want to learn more?

About the Instructors

Ryan McAbee

Ryan McAbee

Principal at Pixel Dot Consulting

Part of The Print University and the principal at Pixel Dot Consulting, bringing a technology focus and 20+ years of experience in the production printing industry.

Pat McGrew

Pat McGrew

Principal at McGrew Group

Part of The Print University and the Managing Director at McGrew Group, uses her decades of technical and marketing experience to lead the industry toward optimized business processes and production workflows.

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