June 5, 2023
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces the release of six new industry-leading online courses in its iLEARNING+ library. iLEARNING+ is a robust collection of the most complete educational offerings and resources for the printing industry, including courses, certifications, reports on industry trends and best business practices; all easily accessed on the e-learning platform. The most up-to-date course library can be found at ilearningplus.org/, with more courses planned in the coming months. Alliance members receive exclusive discounts on iLEARNING+ products.
iLEARNING+ Being Used by Professionals Around the World
Launched just last year, iLEARNING+ is now being used in over 20 countries worldwide to train new and seasoned staff with learning that is specific to their roles to help grow skills, continue to advance their careers, and stay competitive in the printing industry.
The newest courses that have been added to the platform, available now, are:
DTG/DTF Printing Technology Essentials
Instructors: Aaron Montgomery and Terry Combs
Learn about the similarities and differences between Direct-to-Garment (DTG) and Direct-to-Film (DTF) and understand where each fits into your garment decorating business. Understand pretreating, printing, and curing for best practices in apparel decoration, as well as learn more about shirt selection, safety, marketing topics, and more.
Lockout/Tagout Essential Requirements
Instructor: Gary Jones
This course is the first of a two-part learning series. The Essential Requirements course lays the groundwork to meet the required elements of OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout standard and provides foundational knowledge to prevent workplace fatalities and mitigate frequent injuries within the printing industry.
Instructor: Gary Jones
This course is the second part of a two-part learning series. This course equips authorized employees with the necessary training to implement a robust and OSHA-compliant Lockout/Tagout safety program to help prevent workplace fatalities and severe injuries that can occur with equipment within the printing industry.
Spot Color Management for Digital Printing
Instructor: Ray Weiss
This course will equip users with the knowledge and skills to accurately identify, measure, and reproduce spot colors for digital print production. Learners will understand the necessary steps in managing spot colors for digital printing and how to apply them to their printing hardware and software to achieve the best, most accurate results.
Cut Sheet Digital Printing Essentials
Instructor: Dan Gillespie
This course provides users with a solid foundation for digital printing covering a diverse range of devices, from compact office copiers to lightning-fast high-speed production machines. Learn about the distinctive characteristics of dry and wet toner technologies and uncover what it takes to get the best print quality with your cut sheet digital printing device.
Screen Printing Ink Essentials for Graphic Applications
Instructor: Bruce Ridge
This course delves into the world of screen-printing ink. Discover the intricate components that make up these inks and their unique functions and gain valuable insights into selecting the perfect ink for any application. Whether a novice or an experienced apparel screen printer looking to expand your knowledge, this course will elevate your skills and expertise in screen-printing ink.
“The overwhelming response and adoption rate of those engaging with iLEARNING+ in the industry across the globe is simply astounding,” says Joe Marin, SVP, Member Services, PRINTING United Alliance. “We are proud to partner with leading instructors on developing these highly sought after courses and certifications to truly deliver second to none education.
“We are additionally working with industry associations and organizations to build and supplement courses for their staff and members, which speaks volumes to the trusted resource the Alliance has become for so many. We are looking forward to continuing to add even more courses and training in the months to come.”
Join the Alliance
Become a member of the Alliance and receive exclusive discounts on iLEARNING+ courses and certifications, as well as gain access to other industry-leading programs, resources, and services. Visit printing.org/join to sign up today, or call 888-385-3588 to speak with an Alliance team member for more information.
For more information about iLEARNING+ and to view the complete course listing, including the newest courses, visit ilearningplus.org/.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the industry’s vast communities. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from our leading media brands – Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, Wide-format Impressions, In-plant Impressions, Apparelist, and Print+Promo Marketing. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is a global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.