Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Print University?
The Print University (TPU) provides an introduction to the Graphic Arts and Production Printing industries through on-demand, video learning. TPU fills the missing gap for general industry knowledge once passed through internships and on-the-job training. It is perfect for new hires without industry experience or those with years of experience that need to learn new segments or topics. It is also an excellent resource for hardware and software vendors who hire business and technical team members without print industry experience.
TPU is offered to individual subscribers through the Vimeo On-Demand video platform based on a monthly subscription. Enterprise content licensing is based on annual subscriptions.
Why should you subscribe to The Print University?
Anyone who wants to learn more about the production printing industry from a team with over 6 decades of combined experience.
How do I know if TPU is right for my needs?
What is the difference between individual and enterprise subscriptions?
Individual subscriptions are limited to a single-instance and a single-login administered entirely through Vimeo’s Video On Demand platform. These subscriptions are self-serviced including sign-up, viewing, billing, and account management strictly through Vimeo. Vimeo is a video service similar to YouTube.
Enterprise subscriptions are for industry participants (OEMs, franchises, industry associations, software vendors, and similar organizations) that need to distribute the courses to a wider audience. Our annual content licensing subscription allows enterprises to embed all general audience TPU courses, excluding bespoke courses created for individual clients, into a Learning Management System (LMS), website, or similar content distribution platform. Additionally, we provide timestamped English language transcriptions that can be used to enhance search and discovery of content across the entire TPU library.
For those wanting to translate the courses into other lanages, a fully edited English language transcription is available for you to use with your preferred language translation partner.
How many courses are there?
There are 60+ courses and growing, with a combined viewing time over roughly 17 hours. The average course length is approximately 20 minutes, with the shortest at 5 minutes.
Will you be adding more courses?
Yes, the course content plan can be viewed in our Course Calendar section here. The plan is subject to time and content changes. See the Custom Development section below if your requirements are unique.
Who is behind the content development at TPU?
Pat McGrew uses her decades technical and marketing experience to lead the industry toward optimized business processes and production workflows. She has helped companies to define their five-year plans, audited workflow processes, and developed sales team interventions and education programs. Pat is the Co-Author of 8 industry books, editor of A Guide to the Electronic Document Body of Knowledge, and a regular contributor to Inkjet Insight and WhatTheyThink.com.
Ryan McAbee helps OEMs and PSPs define and build their future through consulting, market analysis, product strategy, sales enablement, and industry education services. Ryan has spent over 20 years immersed in the technology that powers print, working with a wide range of well-known and industry leading vendors and print service providers.
How do I subscribe?
Individuals or print service providers needing a limited number of users, should subscribe through Vimeo. Individual subscriptions are specific to one e-mail account/user and charged monthly by Vimeo until canceled.
Enterprise (OEMs, software vendors, industry associations, etc.) should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to scope use and pricing.
How do I view the courses?
Enterprises: How to embed the content
Embedding the content is slightly different based on your learning managment system (LMS), website, or other platform in use. At a high level, it requires two steps.
- Step1: You must let the TPU team know what website domain(s) [www.ourwebsite.com] you will use to host the TPU courses.
- Step 2: After that, simply copy the relevant link or embed codes from our course content sheet into the appropriate area of your software solution.
Payments for Individual Subscribers
Payment for individual subscriptions to TPU are administered by the Vimeo platform. The subscription is monthly with automatic renewal until canceled.
If you have billing questions, please contact Vimeo.
Payments for Enterprises
Payments for enterprises are arranged by invoice based on the agreed terms of content licensing and distribution.
How do I cancel my individual subscription?
Individual subscribers should follow directions provided by Vimeo to cancel their subscription.
I have a promo code, how does it work?
Individuals with a promo code must enter that into the appropriate checkout area at Vimeo. The promo code is only for a one-time discount for the first month of your subscription. The discount will not apply to any additional months. Subscriptions are charged monthly until cancelled.
What are the courses like?
The courses are conversational discussions on the specific topics supported by presentations, show-and-tells, and software demonstrations for variety.
Enterprise subscribers will also have access to full transcripts of the video content for easier search and discovery. A fully edited transcript can also be used for you to translate into additional languages for your users.
I don't see the courses I'm looking for. Can you create them?
Contact email@example.com to get started. Ask us about competitive positioning, industry updates, product use case overviews, customer testimonials, and more.
Do you offer transcriptions of the video content?
Yes, for enterprise subscribers.
Do you offer language translation services?
Not at this time. However, we do offer fully-edited version of the transcription that you can provide to your own translation provider.