azp – training center for print and media was founded over 30 years ago in Chemnitz, Saxony. azp offers a comprehensive range of training courses in the field of offset printing, digital prepress operations, management and new media.

The focus of the activities is on courses and practical training for high level updating the knowledge and skills of the staff in graphic industry. With courses for basic and further training, re-training and with consulting azp intends to promote innovation in companies and training institutions worldwide.

We are experienced in adapting the contents of the courses to the requirements of the target groups. More than that, in international courses specialists, managers, teachers and trainers from all over the world were made familiar with innovative techniques in prepress and printing operations.


Being established in 1981 as a branch of the Chemnitz Technical University, the AZP is now located in the Technologie Centrum Chemnitz – TCC – south of the city of Chemnitz in the district Altchemnitz.

The TCC accommodates at present about 60 companies and offers advantageous conditions to the AZP. The pressroom housed in a splendid bright hall. Classrooms of different sizes are on disposal for all kind of lectures. The local computer network permits a broadband access via WLAN to the internet.

In direct neighbourhood of the AZP one find a boarding house, a hotel, a supermarket and a sports ground. The training center is situated very conveniently near to the public transportation system and can be reached quickly by car or train.

Zertifikat AZAV Trägerzulassung
Zertifikat ISO-9001


The training is carried out in small groups – with a number of participants that permits a tailoring of the training to the requirements of each of them.

The AZP equipment corresponds to a medium size printing house. It includes modern prepress, press and post press equipment. For quality control and process standardization all necessary measuring devices and checking means are available. The vicinity of the prepress and printing departments assures a process integrating training with practical reference.


The core of the team is formed out of four specialists of graphic industry. The variety of our offer however is made possible by a cooperation with guest lecturers from enterprises and universities of the region

Cholewa 2017
Birgit Cholewa

Chairwoman, Trainer Printing Technology

Hofmann 2017
David Hofmann

Chair, Trainer Offset Printing { Colormanagement