Event Information

  • Tue

    QuickTakes Tuesday - Preparing Files for Digital Enhancements - QuickTakes Tuesday Webinar sponsored by EFI

    12:00pm-1:00om Central Standard Time


    Joe Marin, VP of Education and Training at Printing Industries of America will be presenting an iLearning Course on Preparing Files for Digital Enhancements. (see below for more details on iLearning) Digital enhancement is the digital application of spot colors, spot varnish, dimensional varnish, foil, or other effects to printed material. For years we’ve known that a consumer’s experience is not just visual—it includes other senses, including our sense of touch. For the customer, it’s all about getting attention and response. A customized piece that contains varnish, foil, white ink, and other digital effects creates an undeniable connection and adds value to the printed piece. In this course, you will learn all about digital enhancement options that cut through the marketing noise and discover how to properly create these files for print. Sample job files are also included so learners can follow along with hands-on exercises. 

    You will learn
    • Digital enhancement fundamentals
    • Why you should incorporate digital enhancements in your print projects
    • Best practices for use
    • How to create spot varnish and foil effects using layers, filters, and actions
    • How to create a PDF file that includes the digital enhancement effects needed for print production

    Free for PIA MidAmerica Members
    $39 for non-members


    iLearning – The Integrated Learning Center–an included member benefit for all Printing Industries of America printers–features printing industry-focused courses developed and presented by industry expert instructors. There are free courses for every professional in categories such as print production, sales, marketing, customer service and lean manufacturing. iLearning Center premium content includes industry certifications, Power Selling, and more.