I have question regarding starting to work in a printshop.
I am finishing a associate degree(cegep dec) In Illustration and design
Which is 2/3 illustration technics(traditional and digital) And Graphic Design basics 1/3
What I learn and want to do is
Magazine design (layout)
My passion would be Doing illustration and or Design for the music industry(banners/posters/album packaging)
(this means I know the adobe suite, typography etc)
I don't know yet if this field is totally for me yet. Which is a good thing because as you go along in school you realise your better at certain thing until you specialise in one thing.
I would be curious to learn about the printing industry and maybe work in it. It could be prepress or press operation.
What I know about printing is. I can print on a lazer printer and I can print on a Inkjet printer with the assistance of an operator or my teacher. thats it. some people learned how to print black on black or imbossed. but thats it. I know that when i print sometimes it wont print exactly as i want on the screen so I do tests. sometime the 3rd time trying to print is the good one.
In 2 weeks we will learn how to print on jeans and maybe silk screen but thats it.
I know a bit about cmyk, spot colours, dpi and vectors
a thinny portion of graduate do illustration work, most work doing flyers, pamphlet, stationnarie for companies, and a small pourcentage work on packaging.
I wanted to know. If with what I know I can go to a print shop and get training? if yes, usualy how long 1 month, 3 month or learn as i work for them? and if you think I cant, tell me why and how can i be able to get a job from them. and if I get the job what will i be learning first, prepress or press.
here is my blog
I dont want to go back to school for another 2 or 3 year program. But I am ready to sacrifice 4 months to 12 months of going back to school. DO you think i would need schooling. and if I do what should i learn between
Press operation(printing, offset, digital etc)
other than that what are the usual hours. can you get part time work. do most place work 40hours a week or its more like 50-60hours on regular basis. What is the salary?
and is it the same person who do prepress or press and do they gate paid differently.
Me personnaly I think that with my background in illustration/graphic design I should learn how to print, and on my own i can figure out how to prepress.
here are some schools in montreal. are they good choices?
(they give internship in the end)
(3 years but I would only do half a year to a year)
Thanks a lot for your info. Your help is of value