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Choosing the Technology to Best Fit the Application Requirements

In this session we will explore the various technologies, including: 3-D print, Thermoform, and CNC routing that can be used for creating dimensional signage. We will discuss opportunities for each, the future of 3-D print, and considerations for choosing the best technology to meet your application requirements.

  • Speaker: Josh Hope, Mimaki USA
  • Price: $25.00 member; $75.00 non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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Color Management Fundamentals Online Training Presented by Idealliance*

Color Management Fundamentals offers the latest in color theory and applications in color, providing a strong educational foundation for color managing a graphics workflow. The course is comprised video instruction and exams on the latest best practices and standards in color management.

Idealliance

*This course is available for ISA members only and cannot be used with a company package. It is not a part of the ISA Digital Badge program. Instructions on how to access the course will be provided in a separate email from the purchase receipt.

  • Speaker: Idealliance
  • Price: $250.00 member; not available for non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 4.5 hours
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Color Management Secrets

What if you could match your monitor with output from your wide format printer? What if you could get training in color management that was not confusing? What if you could attend a class that would teach you how to match spot colors like logos and more? This seminar is designed for anyone interested in answers to those questions. Designed for any wide-format printer learnings gained from the session will allow users to apply these principles in your shop and save time color matching, enhancing your print image quality and improving customer satisfaction. All of this allows for easy increases to profits and improved ROI.

  • Speaker: Mark Rugen, Mutoh America, Inc.
  • Price: $25.00 member; $75.00 non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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Commercial Print Trends and Best Practices

A content-rich session specifically for organizations who are seeking the trending wide format applications, best practices, new offerings and strongest profit margins throughout print. Printers attending will walk away with important take-aways to implement into their businesses immediately. Denise M. Gustavson of Printing Impressions will lead this panel discussion of major manufacturers/suppliers who are seeing the hottest areas to move/expand into.

  • Speakers: Denise Gustavson (moderator), Printing Impressions; Panelists: Neil Baker, HP; Ken Hanulec, EFI; Deborah Hutcheson, AGFA; Randy Paar; Canon
  • Price: $25.00 member; $75.00 non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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Foundations of Effective Vehicle Wrap Design

With the abundance of easy Photoshop fills and carbon fiber effects, the concept of effective vehicle advertising has been lost. Go back to basics on what goes into an effective vehicle wrap, why branding is so important, how to present your ideas and common pitfalls to avoid. We’ll also explore ways in which your shop can effectively market wrap design and how to stand out among your competitors.

  • Speaker: Dan Antonelli, Graphic D-Signs, Inc.
  • Price: $25 for ISA members; $75 for non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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Growth Opportunities in the Decoration Market for Large Format Printing: How, Why, When, Where?

Fast growing. Excellent Profits. Unique opportunities with existing and new accounts. When too much is never enough. Wall decor is a unique opportunity for extending your reach with existing customers and beyond. Not only is it a fast growing niche, but one where many companies don't participate. Find out what you can do and how to do it along with the "WOW" factor that is an added benefit for everyone.

  • Speaker: Asaf Lavi, HP
  • Price: $25.00 for members; $75.00 for non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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How G7 Makes Inkjet Color Management Bette

Globally the demand for consistency across a brand and its product lines is at an all-time high. Color consistency is a huge part of this demand and color management via the creation of custom profiles provides a solution that delivers consistent and repeatable color. G7 transcends all print mediums and connects the supply chain providing a process to create consistent repeatable color. By calibrating a color system to G7 before creating a custom color profile, you will see significant improvements in color consistency and repeatability verified by process control data points. Learn how G7 can help you retain customers, grow your business, get product out the door faster, increase up-time, decrease waste, and increase profitability. It’s time to implement G7 because it tells your print buyers and brands that what gets measured gets managed.

  • Speaker: Jim Raffel, ColorMetrix Technologies, LLC
  • Price: $25.00 member; $75.00 non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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How Inflatables Can Provide Your Sign Shop with Additional Business Opportunities

Join members of the Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association for an informative look at inflatable signage, their history, use, zoning and safety issues, as well as how to market them to your customers. Explore how inflatables, an overlooked part of what the traditional sign company offers, can provide additional business opportunities and add a revenue stream to your business.

  • Speaker: Bruce Cohen, Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association
  • Price: $25 for ISA members; $75 for non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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How to Integrate Vehicle Wrap Design Technologies into a Sign Shop

This session highlights the technical tools needed for entry into the vehicle wrap, paint-protection and tinting markets. Participants will learn about software programs, online resources, and design tools available for designing vehicle wraps and graphics.

  • Speaker: Mark Rugen, Neschen Americas
  • Price: $25 for ISA members; $75 for non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1.5 hours
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Maximizing Production for Your Digital Printing Business

We live in an age of speed, where time is money and short turnaround times are getting shorter by the day. Which means maximizing your production of digital prints—from design process, to printing, to finishing—is more critical than ever to your business’ success. That’s where we come in, with an informative, hour-long discussion of best practices for tried-and-true workflows. We’ll cover the latest in technology, how to shorten the gap from the time an order comes in to when it heads out for install, and more.

  • Speaker: Eric Zimmerman, Roland DGA
  • Price: $25 for ISA members; $75 for non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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Real World Application for 3D Printing and the Sign Industry

Gain an understanding of what 3D printing is, the processes and how to add to your business. Early adopters of 3D printing are discovering its competitive edge in a changing manufacturing industry. This presentation represents a deep and targeted sign industry research initiative with designers and manufacturers to understand and explain the various types of additive manufacturing processes, and how they will ultimately change how we design, the way we work and what we produce.

  • Speaker: Keith Davis, KRD Design
  • Price: $25.00 member; $75.00 non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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What’s Next for Wide Format Digital Printers and How to Manage that Change in Your Digital Business

Learn about key trends in the in the wide format digital market and hear examples of how wide format printers have begun to print on different substrates including wood, glass, metal and plastic with the aim of opening up different markets for these applications including case studies from around the world. End with an exciting and enlightening look at how to adapt your Digital business to these “big trends” by innovating your approach – touching on product innovation, marketing and creating a dynamic business environment for growth!

  • Speaker: Frazer Chesterman, FM Brooks
  • Price: $25 for ISA members; $75 for non-members
  • Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour
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