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Course number HH261S
Length 5 days
Delivery method* Instructor-led training/Public ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training/Private ( OST)
Price ILT/Public - USD $5,000
OST/Private - USD $17,500


Special notes

The course is structured to cover the following configurations. Participants are invited to attend the full course regardless of configuration purchased

  • HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging DFE Server Package
  • HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging DFE Productivity Package
  • HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging DFE Productivity + VDP Package

Course overview

This course provides prepress professionals with the knowledge and skills to build and load jobs the HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Print Server, powered by EskoArtwork. The course will focus on using HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Prepress Tools powered by EskoArtwork to develop a workflow to effectively submit files to the press. Topics covered will relate to common Prepress needs of the Industrial market place; Spot colors, Overprints, Finishing marks, Step & Repeat and Barcode job options. During the second half of the class the focus will shift to the HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Color Kit powered by EskoArtwork to explore the fundamentals behind the Color Management option. This will include profiling the press, gaining an understanding of the printable gamut of the press, improving Pantone or Custom color Simulations to obtain the closest match to the Original color, and utilizing Color Strategies to achieve the desired Color Output for the printed label. Finally, the Variable Data tools will be introduced with a focus on Sequential numbering and variable barcode file submittal.

The course provides 40 percent lecture and 60 percent hands-on.


Prerequisites

  • Minimum of 1 year digital prepress experience Macintosh or PC
  • If applicable a working knowledge of variable data
  • If applicable a working knowledge of color theory, color profiling and color measurement and calibration tools

Audience

  • Prepress professionals who will be using to the HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Print Server

Ways to save

  • Onsite Dedicated training at your location (OST)

Benefits to you

  • Receive an introduction to the fundamentals of working with the HP Indigo WS4xxx & WS6xxx Digital Presses from the vantage point of the prepress professional
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the workflows supported by the HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Print Server
  • Develop the knowledge to assess and select the most efficient workflow for the project
  • Learn how to build simple imposition jobs using the PowerLayout option and submit them to the HP SmartStream Print Server
  • Learn how to utilize the DynamicBarcode option to create Vector barcodes within Illustrator
  • Gain an understanding of the Color Management tools and how they can be utilized manipulate different elements within a job; Pantone Simulations, CMYK elements, Spot Colors
  • Utilize the tools available in the Variable Data options to create labels with different text, barcodes or images based on database information
  • Learn how to build and submit files to the HP Indigo WS4xxx & WS6xxx Digital Press utilizing Hot Folders and the HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Server Client
  • Gain a conceptual advantage related to workflow management in an Industrial press and pre-press environment

Course outline

Intro to the Press

  • Printing
  • Press Specs
  • Considerations for files

Intro to the EskoArtwork Systems

  • Server
  • Software
  • Submitting Files

Basic of the HP SmartStream INxxx Labels and Packaging Server Client

  • Installation and Configuration
  • General Workflow
  • Print Job Submittal
  • Print Job Properties
  • Tickets
  • Working with Hot Folders
  • Server Viewer

HP Indigo Digital Press User Interface

  • Job Manager
  • Job Properties

Introduction of Prepress Tools inside Adobe Illustrator

  • Installation and Configuration
  • General Illustrator (DeskPack) Workflow

Deskpack - PowerLayout Workflow

  • Basics
  • Trainer Demonstration
  • Hands-on Llab Exercises

Deskpack - DynamicBarcode Workflow

  • Basics
  • Trainer Demonstration
  • Hands-on Lab Exercises

ColorEngine- Color Management

  • Principles of Color Management
  • Profiling a Press/Substrate
  • Color Strategies
  • Ink Books
  • Color Engine- Tools
  • Working with Special Colors
  • Hands-on

VDP Workflow

  • Basics
  • Trainer Demonstration
  • Hands-on Lab Exercises

SmartStream Designer Overview

  • Tour of the HP SmartStream Designer software
  • Trainer Demonstration
  • Hands-on Lab Exercises
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