You may consider yourself to be purely a designer, with no interest in pursuing the technical end of the printing trade. But the online educational resources provided by these printing industry organizations can be very helpful when you want to understand more about printing processes.
Association of Graphic Communications www.agcomm.org
An affiliate of GAIN, the AGC provides print-oriented training for graphics software in the northeastern United States.
IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) www.idealliance.org
IDEAlliance offers seminars (including some that are available online) on highly technical topics such as XML.
International Prepress Association www.ipa.org
The IPA offers a great variety ...