Advanced Print Production Certification




To redeem this offer:

  • Promotion ends TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
  • Enter the promotional code of: JAN2017 on the registration forms below.
  • Sale Price $385 (normally $550). Please note you will receive PDFs of the Advanced Print Production Certification, plus a PDF of your awards certificate upon successful completion of the course. 
  • Register for the Advanced Print Production Certification program here: Advanced Print Production Registration Form
  • This offer is available for multiple purchases.

Please note:  Offer cannot be applied to past purchases or used in combination with other offers.


APPC Certification Program Fees: $550 USD. Register for the Advanced Print Production Certification program here: Advanced Print Production Registration Form


Completion of this certification signifies the highest and most advanced skills as a print buyer. This certification is mainly designed for an individual who has worked in the print production or communications field over two years and has purchased $250,000 or more in print. PCPI’s Professional Print Production Certification is a prerequisite for this course. 

The Advanced Print Production Certification includes a 250 page printed study guide and resources materials and test*; all test questions are derived from these materials. The test is open-book. The questions are a combination of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank and essay. The test should be completed within one year of program purchase. Please submit the test to both Suzanne Morgan by email at and Nick Alioto at Note: We no longer accept tests via fax.

* All materials (study guide, test and awards certificate) are now sent by PDFs via email only.

Getting Started:

Self Study Course

Advanced Print Production Certification Program Fees: $550 USD.

We are happy to extend special pricing for group purchases. Companies who have purchased our programs for one or more participants come back time and time again to certify additional participants. This is a solid, highly-rated course that we are proud to offer.

Also, a couple times a year we offer special pricing on our certification programs. To inquire about special offers, please send an email to founder, Suzanne Morgan at

Advanced Print Production Certification Table of Contents Chapter 1: Color Management 
Color Is Subjective
Examples of the Effect of Lighting on Color
The Role of the Print Buyer & Communicating Color
Starting at the Beginning – Your Monitor
Calibration First
Calibrating Proofing Devices
Measuring Color
The Process of Color Conversion
Troubleshooting Color IssueA Look at Standards
Mechanical & Ink Issues
Working with Clients & Print Providers
 Chapter 2: Digital Proofing   
What Should I Expect From a Proof?
Solving Production Problems
G7 Standards
Chapter 3: Online Print Production & Other Web-based Tools
The Shift to Web-enabled Print Production
Bidding Jobs Online
Estimating Online
Proofing Online
What Is Web-to-Print
Terms for Print Automation
MIS Systems for Printers
 Chapter 4: Multi-Media Publishing, Online Print Production & Other Web-based Tools
Multi-media Publishing
Digital Magazine Publishing
Social Networking
 Chapter 5: New Trends In Print Production
More Automation of Production Processes
Improved Ink Formulations for Process & Spot Colors
Digital Print Technologies Grow In Importance
Conventional Printing Fights Back
Printers Expand Into Non-Print Services

Register for the Advanced Print Production Certification program here: Advanced Print Production Registration Form

Upon Successful Completion of Certification:

  • Upon receipt of a “pass” test result notification, you will also receive a PDF certificate suitable for framing and display attesting that you have successfully fulfilled the requirements awarding you an Advanced Print Production Certification from PCPI.  A score of 80% or higher results in certification.
  • Tests are normally graded within 7 days of receipt, but please allow up to 2 weeks particularly during the holidays.
  • In addition upon passing, we will send you our customizable letter and press release templates announcing that you have been awarded this certification. The personalized letter and press release to promote your certification may be shared with your employer, peers, business associates, clients, friends and family.
  • PCPI also encourages the use of the Advanced Print Production Certification designation, APPC, following your name on business correspondence such as business cards and stationery to signify your certification.


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