Sourcebooks, a leading entrepreneurial publisher, recently sent eight of its associates to the Worzalla Printing University program, an intensive workshop aimed at educating publishing professionals on the book-making process. Specializing in printing high-quality children’s books, movie books and cookbooks, Worzalla gave attendees first-hand insight into every step of the book printing process from start to finish. The workshops were conducted with COVID security protocols in place.
Sourcebook executives, who previously graduated from Worzalla Printing University, saw interest in enrolling some of their new associates in the program, many of whom had never set foot in a book printing press. previously.
âI really appreciate the opportunity to visit Worzalla, and the Print University program has given me a much more comprehensive understanding of the whole book-making process,â said Hannah Strassburger, designer at Sourcebooks and a recent graduates of Print University. âThere are so many hands, sales people and steps behind making a book. Worzalla opening my eyes to the manufacturing side of the process will help me guide our authors and partners more effectively and efficiently to bring their books to life.
The University of Worzalla Printing program covers all parts of the book printing process, starting with prepress which includes file preparation, pre-flight, and color theory. The program also reviews four-color offset and cut-sheet printing, which includes plate making; the papermaking process and an introduction to the paper most commonly used in book making; book finishing capabilities that include perfect and rigid case binding, case fabrication and hot stamping. The training also covered Worzalla’s commitment to environmental health and safety and social compliance, corporate social responsibility.
âIt’s always a pleasure to bring our partners into our facility and watch them connect the dots as we explain all parts of the process. When we help train the next generation of book makers, the Worzalla team also always learns from our partners, âsaid Rich Letchinger, vice president of sales and marketing at Worzalla and organizer of the University of the impression. âWe congratulate all of the Sourcebooks employees who have graduated from the University of Printing. “
This iteration of Print University graduates includes Stephanie Rocha, Hannah Strassburger, Chelsey Molerford, Eliza Smith, Pamela Seatter, Michelle Mayhall, Stephanie Gafron, and Hayden Holota.
Worzalla prints many popular titles from Sourcebooks including I Love You Just Like This! by Sesame Street, How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace, The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure and others.
The first Worzalla Print University was organized in 2018. To date, more than 50 participants have graduated from the program. To learn more about the Worzalla book-making process, visit worzalla.com.
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