Printer and software provider YPS has formed the Your Print Institute to help commercial printers, sign makers, designers, creatives and crafters gain the knowledge to get saleable products to market.
Georgia Brown, sales director YPS, said of the move: “We want to help people enhance their business with new skill sets, create new revenue streams, start a new business and gain portable skills to make them more employable. In recent years, the digital print revolution has created a skills gap and YPI offers the chance to fill this gap and create employment. YPS has the experience, training courses industry ambassadors and portfolio of products to enable new printmaking revenue streams. We are bringing together the leading players in many areas of digital printing technology, including textiles and upholstery, giftware, crafters, signage, fine art reproductions and high end photography to inspire our students and help them embark on digital print making projects with confidence.”
Brown explained: “We are working hard to ensure the first YPI location in Newcastle meets all the requirements for Covid-19. When appropriate, we will be able to run training courses, demonstrations and workshops from here. Other Institutes will soon be opening at Manchester and London, with more in the pipeline.”
The YPI offering will include: an Epson introductory print sublimation course; solvent and graphic large-format print and cut course; wallpaper print and design course; UV print and promotional product course; printer maintenance training course; colour management software training; upholstery; and a soft furnishing and sewing course.
These entry-level courses will introduce students to the basic requirements of software and digital print including housekeeping and printer maintenance. Course fees are redeemable against any future purchase.
YPS has also introduced a Business in a Box bundle comprising an Epson SC-F500 printer, heat press, sewing machine and starter pack of consumables, costing from £2,250.