Print Planning & Estimating: Master is the preeminent certification course for those involved in the print planning and estimating process. This course is presented by Idealliance, the leading certification body in the graphic communications industry. Delivered online, self-paced, and interactive, Print Planning & Estimating: Master training features practical exercises to apply learning as lessons are completed, plus supplemental videos showing real-world application with MIS software and a Certification Exam to ensure recognition for learning and accomplishment.

This course consists of four courses in one, covering Print Planning across many technologies including:


Who Should Enroll:  
Print media production professionals and managers

Sale Price:  $199

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Course Lessons

  • What You Will Be Learning And Why
  • The Print Procurement Process
  • Graphic Communications Business Dynamics
  • Open Book Management
  • Production Workflow & Equipment
  • Production Organization
  • Time Standards
  • Categories Of Paper
  • Many Other Substrates
  • Metric Paper Sizes & Weight
  • U.S. Paper Sizes And Weight
  • What About Rolls
  • Packaging Substrates
  • Pricing Rolls In US And Metric System
  • Pricing Cut Sheet Paper By 1000’s (USA)
  • Pricing Cut Sheet Paper By CWT (USA)
  • Pricing Cut Sheet Paper Pricing In Metric
  • Press Considerations For Production Planning
  • Production Planning Fundamentals: Sheets
  • Production Planning Fundamentals: Rolls
  • Planning Practice: Offset Press
  • Planning Practice: Digital Press
  • Planning Practice: Flatbed Inkjet
  • Planning Practice: For Roll-Fed Inkjet
  • Planning Practice: Flexographic Press
  • Basic Cost Estimating Concepts
  • Signature Planning
  • Signature Size Planning
  • Planning Signatures For Press
  • Signature planning : Planning For Press
  • Digital Press Productivity Concepts
  • Digital Press Cost Estimating
  • Sheetfed Offset Press Productivity Concepts
  • Offset Press Sheet Layout
  • Offset Press Cost Estimating
  • Wide-format Inkjet Printer Productivity Concepts
  • Wide-format Flatbed Inkjet Cost Estimating
  • Wide-format Roll-Fed Inkjet Cost Estimating
  • Flexographic Press Productivity Concepts
  • Flexographic Press Cost Estimating
  • Absorption Costing vs. Variable Costing
  • Developing Hourly Rates For Cost Centers
  • Cost Estimating Creative Services
  • Cost Estimating Prepress & Proofing
  • Cost Estimating Offset Platemaking
  • Cost Estimating Flexographic Platemaking
  • Cost Estimating Flexographic Ink
  • Cost Estimating Inkjet Ink
  • Estimating Guillotine Cutter Costs
  • Estimating Buckle Folder Costs
  • Estimating Cutting Table Costs
  • Estimating Saddle Stitching Costs
  • Changeover Point
  • Final Certification Exam

Certification Information

  • Passing online exam with 80% proficiency qualifies the learner for professional certification.
  • Certificates are automatically generated and distributed via email upon successful completion of the course.
  • Upon successful completion you will be certified for 2 years.

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Print Planning & Estimating is a comprehensive suite of online training and professional development courses for print professionals, teams, and managers. Print Planning & Estimating courses cover core planning and estimating concepts applicable to any print service provider. Print Planning & Estimating courses will improve skills in essential planning and estimating principles that are critical to a Print Service Provider’s profitability and one’s own personal development.

Print Planning and Estimating Certification offers a suite of courses to select from. Click the links below to learn more:

Offset Course    Flexography Course

Digital Course    Wide-Format Course