There is a huge gap in the printing industry right now for business owners wanting to add revenue streams to their current offerings, and for designers wanting to get innovative personalised products to market. 


There are also many established businesses that would like to take advantage of the digital print revolution but don’t have the skills and resources or a clear understanding of where to get them. 


This is why YPS (Your Print Specialists) has created the YPS Your Print Institute initiative designed to help commercial printers, sign makers, designers, creatives and crafters gain skills that allow them to harness their talents and help them get saleable products to market. 


The YPS Your Print Institute brings together communities of creative individuals through local resource centres that enable and support digital print making. Furthermore, the YPS Your Print Institute is an initiative to offer training courses, workshops and vocational education to help students learn more about important developing technologies and how they can be used to enhance their career and business opportunities.


With over 40 years of experience in the print industry, YPS can safely advise on the very latest developments in print technology. Over the last 10 years YPS has built its reputation as a fast, reliable and service-led partner within the Screen, Litho & Digital wide format printing industry.


This latest initiative makes YPS the first printer and software provider in this industry to provide comprehensive vocational training to help create a saleable end product from design to print and manufacture. As part of the launch of Your Print Institute, YPS has also recently launched the Business in a Box solution, which is an exclusive bundle at an affordable price. These bundles can be designed to suit customers’ specific needs and includes an Epson SC-F500 printer, heat press, sewing machine and starter pack of consumables from just £2,250 plus VAT.



Your Print Institute is a unique opportunity for everyone in the industry, from technical and application experts, manufacturers and suppliers to come together with end users, home-workers and students to share knowledge, experience and expertise. This will help creatives and small businesses looking to get involved in digital print the ability to accelerate ideas, to connect with key personnel and share resource and knowledge to help them get their creative businesses up and running.



Georgia Brown sales director of YPS says, “We think it is vitally important to help creatives coming into our industry to have access to the best information and resources to help them make the best choices and have the right skills to succeed. 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.”


At each Your Print Institute there will be a range of training courses designed to meet the needs of those wishing to get the most from digital printing.


 YPS is aiming to run courses across a broad section of equipment, markets and skills. They will include:

●      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.

●      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.