Print buying workshop.

Whether you’re new to print and production and want to know your way around or could do with brushing up your knowledge, then this is the place to find it. Designed for marketers and anyone involved in print buying, our print workshop will arm you with the insight, information and practical knowledge of printing and production processes to better equip you when considering and buying print. 

Date: 20th February/19th March
Time: 09:15 to 15:00
Where: BCQ Solutions (MK18 1TB)
Cost: It's free!

Register Now.

Hurry, there are limited places and we don't want you to miss out on our Print Buying workshop. All registrations are subject to confirmation.

What it's about.

If you’re involved in the creation, design or delivery of marketing and print then this free course is a must. Delivered in a relaxed, informal, and easy to understand manner, this free, full day workshop gives you essential insight and guidance to the world of print and production. From the theory to the practical, an extensive production tour of our fantastic facility and lunch as well, we’ll ensure you get the very best out of the day. 


Finer details.

Hosted by.


Dates and times.


Hosted by.


Chris Knowles, 
Managing Director, BCQ.

You’re in good hands with this essential workshop as it’s hosted by Chris Knowles. With more than 20 year’s experience, what he doesn’t know about print and production isn’t worth knowing. He absolutely loves his trade, which is reflected in the workshop which is delivered with energy, passion and insight, making for not just an enjoyable, but highly informative day. 


9:15 - 9:45: Registration TIME, enjoy coffee and fresh pastries

9:45: Kick off
  • Introduction
  • Objectives and Who's in the room
  • Exercise 1 - Printing Processes
  • Ink, Colour and Colour Management
  • The Printing industry, processes, techniques
  • Getting the best from the printing processes
  • Specifying the job
11:15: Break - It's likely you'll need it

11:30: Exercise 2
  • Proofing - types of proof
  • Specifying a job for estimating and specification analysis
  • Tour-Time - An interactive tour of our Production facility
13:00: Lunch - Let us know if you have dietry requirements
13:40: Afternoon session starts
  • Substrates - Paper, Board, sustainability and the environment
  • Finishing processes
  • Mailing, Fulfilment, Storage, Pick, Pack and Dispatch
  • Cross Media, Web2Print and Marketing Portals
  • Image Recognition and Augmented Reality
  • Exercise 3 - The Perfect Spec - show us what you've learnt
15:00: Get out of here - maybe earlier

Dates and times.

• 20th February 2024
• 19th March 2024 - (Waiting list only)


1 Osier Way,
Swan Business Park,
MK18 1TB


“I found it really explanatory and friendly. Group exercises were good too as it enabled me to connect with others and hear their print needs.”


“Really helpful day, great to see the behind the scenes of how things get produced.”


“I really enjoyed the day and walked away with a huge increase in knowledge and interest in paper and printing. Chris's passion really came through and I particularly enjoyed the tour and seeing the printing in action. Thanks so much - would definitely recommend to colleagues.”


“Great workshop and very well organised - thanks everyone!”


“It was a well organised, interesting and informative day. The refreshments were also plentiful and delicious. I think it was pitched just right, and is an amazing resource that you offer for free - thank you.”


“Really nice atmosphere and the workshop was very informative indeed.”


“I enjoyed it a lot, I found the quote request workshops eye opening.”