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NP&RC offers training in several production areas. This training provides apprentices as well as seasoned professionals the knowledge necessary to stay abreast of the new technology facing newspapers today. NP&RC also offers courses to managers and decision makers who may not have a working background in production activities. This provides these individuals with a good working knowledge of these areas so they can eventually manage them. 

With new and rapidly evolving technology, it is critical that the production workers and managers have a solid understanding of the production process in which they will be involved. This training benefits not only the production worker and those with direct responsibilities for production activities, but it helps those working in other areas as well, such as advertising, accounting and finance, news and others. 

NP&RC’s training facility in Oklahoma City is perfect for newspapers that will allow employees to enroll in an intensive, uninterrupted one- or two-week training program. NP&RC has both double- and single-width presses at its facility. A Panther ImageSetter, digital cameras, Agfa film processor, Quark Express, PageMaker, and Photoshop are also part of the equipment or software that NP&RC has in its inventory, which is used to benefit the newspapers that utilize its training programs. 

NP&RC can help your newspaper become more productive, reduce newsprint waste and dramatically improve its print quality. We believe that this training option at the training facility in Oklahoma City is the most beneficial due to the uninterrupted, one-on-one training technique.

Did You Know?

Your membership in NP&RC entitles you to FREE on-site press audit services. For detailed information on how your newspaper may take advantage of these services contact ustoday at (405) 524-7774 or fill out the form provided.

Enrollment Information

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  • Tuition 
  • Accommodations 
  • Clothing Requirements 

Training Programs

NP&RC operates on a year-round schedule. Classes in all courses can be arranged for any month of the year. All classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. each day. One hour is allowed for lunch. 

Training dates can be selected and confirmed by companies who can send the minimum number of students for any class listed. Companies desiring to train less than the listed minimum number will be scheduled whenever additional registrations are received and confirmed. Any class may be postponed on relatively short notice if minimum requirements are not met. 

Anyone holding reservations in courses postponed or canceled will be notified by telephone as far in advance as possible. In the event classes are firmly scheduled and a company cancels less than one week in advance, a charge of at least one-half the tuition fee for each student may apply.
Five-day programs are $850 per student. 

Ten-day programs are $1,700 per student. 

Special one- to three-day seminars are $250 per student per day and will be discounted for large groups. 

Please contact NP&RC concerning the pricing for on-site seminars and services. 

Non-members of NP&RC may enroll students in any of the training courses listed; however, the cost for a 5-day course is $2,350 per student and a 10-day course is $4,700 per student.  
The Wingate Hotel located on Meridian is the choice of most students attending classes. The hotel is within 15 minutes of the school. You will be responsible for all room charges; however, special rates apply to NP&RC students. The hotel provides shuttle service to and from the airport. 

There are other hotels and motels available in the area and students are free to make their own accommodations if they so desire.  
Washable work clothes are recommended for all participants in the classes at the Center. Three changes of work clothes are recommended. Safety shoes are not a necessity. One-day laundry service is available.

Special Production Overview

One-week special course 
  • Students will be trained on a wide variety of press and pre-press equipment. 
  • Designed for orientation of executives desiring general knowledge of the total production process. 
  • Students follow, step by step, all the processes involved in producing a finished product. 
  • Students produce a complete newspaper in full process color with an emphasis on print quality. 

 Minimum Class Size: Two
Maximum Class Size: Six  

Double-Width Offset Press

  • Two-week course 
  • Trained on a Goss Double-Width Metroliner 
  • Covers all vital steps associated with double-width offset printing. Part of the curriculum includes roller setting, ink and water balance, hanging plates, etc. 
  • Students produce a complete newspaper in full process color with an emphasis on print quality. 

 Minimum Class Size: Two
Maximum Class Size: Eight  

Newspaper Production & Research Center

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Newspaper Production & Research Center

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