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Wednesday, April 20
 

10:15am EDT

VersaWorks Level One - Basic Tools and Features

Roland DGA Product Manager and VersaWorks expert, Eric Zimmerman introduces part one of a series of three sessions designed to help you take advantage of the innovative tools this powerful RIP has to offer. These sessions will familiarize you with VersaWorks and provide valuable tips for optimizing functionality, workflow and output quality.
 
Topics Covered:

  • Review of the user interface
  • Setting preferences
  • Connecting to a Roland device
  • Setting the queue and job box properties
  • Sending a job to RIP and print

Speakers
avatar for Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman

Product Manager, Color Products, Roland DGA Corporation
Eric Zimmerman serves as Roland DGA’s product manager for color products, responsible for managing the company’s wide-format inkjet printer line. Zimmerman’s background includes 17 years in the sign industry, including eight years as owner and operator of his own sign shop... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 10:15am - 11:25am EDT
Room 3

1:00pm EDT

VersaWorks Level Two - Print/Cut and Basic Color Management

Join Roland DGA Product Manager and VersaWorks expert, Eric Zimmerman, for part two of a series of three sessions designed to help you take advantage of the innovative tools this powerful RIP has to offer.  
 
 Topics Covered:

  • Basic color management – Rendering intents
  • RVW spot colors/Printing a color chart
  • Clip and Tile feature
  • Basic Print/Cut workflow
  • We will design and output a Print/Cut file live in the session

Speakers
avatar for Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman

Product Manager, Color Products, Roland DGA Corporation
Eric Zimmerman serves as Roland DGA’s product manager for color products, responsible for managing the company’s wide-format inkjet printer line. Zimmerman’s background includes 17 years in the sign industry, including eight years as owner and operator of his own sign shop... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:10pm EDT
Room 3

1:00pm EDT

Tech Demonstration: CL!CK Content Creator, a Simple & Affordable Design Tool
Discover a fast and efficient new way to digitally design without software with Roland's new CL!CK cloud service. Jeff DiToro, President of Inclix (a Division of Roland DG) explains how CL!CK Content Creator is a new, economical solution that lives inside your web-browser and allows you to create both high-quality custom fixed compositions and full motion video for any platform in minutes. The service includes stock photos, video and audio as well as design tools that allow a novice to create hi-res graphics for inkjet out put or videos for dynamic signage. This demonstration shows how you can use the cloud-based CL!CK Content Creator to quickly search through over 50 million royalty-paid videos, photos, and audio tracks, dragging and dropping the files to build your own graphic and video content with ease. With Cl!ick Content Creator, you can allow your customers to design their own banners and window graphics, it really is that easy.

Topics covered: 
  • Complete how-to of CL!CK content creator cloud service
  • Watch Jeff (who's not a designer) build a professional, high quality sales video
  • Review of Cl!ck pricing
  • Offer "design-it-yourself" services to your customers
  • Create an additional revenue stream while you add value for your customers

Speakers
avatar for Jeff DiToro

Jeff DiToro

President, Inclix, a Division of Roland DG
Jeff DiToro is the President and founder of Inclix, the new digital media solutions divison of Roland DG. Jeff is passionate about design, technology, developing great products and championing new business strategies. He is recognized at Roland for leading multi-disciplinary teams... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:10pm EDT
imagiNATION Lounge

1:00pm EDT

Tech Demonstration: Breaking into Flatbed and UV
Jay Roberts, Product Manager for UV Devices at Roland DGA introduces a whole new world of products and printing to Roland users in an introductory workshop that outlines the benefits and sales opportunities that UV machines present. Learn all about the "cool" things you can do with a flatbed, from whacky objects such as toilet seats and doors, to unique signage. Find out all the essential UV info and get answers to any questions or concerns you may have about this versatile technology. This session is targeted to eco-sol users who are considering an investment into a UV flatbed printer and users who are new to the UV technology.

Topics covered:
  • Overview of UV print technology and how it differs from eco-sol
  • Overview of a UV print workflow
  • Opportunities in the market for those with UV technology
  • Showcase of unique and interesting printable objects (who wants a custom toilet seat?)
  • Technical challenges of UV printing
  • Keys to maximizing your success with UV print technology 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Roberts

Jay Roberts

Product Manager, UV Printers, Roland DGA Corporation
Jay Roberts is Product Manager for UV printers at Roland DGA. His professional experience includes 6-years in the graphics division at Fujifilm before finding a home at Roland. Jay is a foremost knowledge on large-format flatbed printing and UV technology and an accomplished trainer... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:10pm EDT
Room 4

2:15pm EDT

Design Principles for Wide Format Graphics
Roland DGA technical and design experts, Jay and Dan, share some crucial information about wide-format in this workshop that covers both basic and advanced principles of graphic design, with a focus on best practices for wide-format output. The entire design process, from the initial objectives to final deliverables, will be presented with real-world examples of how to put theory into practice. The main points of the workshop include, the function of any design, the use of layout, photography, typography, color and proper output and installation to achieve the desired impact. Attendees will walk away with fresh ideas on how to set your business and customers apart by providing professional quality design services that complement production capabilities.

Topics covered:
  • Setting Objectives
  • Analyzing the Situation
  • Design Best Practices
  • Output Best Practices
  • How to Make Money

Speakers
avatar for Jay Roberts

Jay Roberts

Product Manager, UV Printers, Roland DGA Corporation
Jay Roberts is Product Manager for UV printers at Roland DGA. His professional experience includes 6-years in the graphics division at Fujifilm before finding a home at Roland. Jay is a foremost knowledge on large-format flatbed printing and UV technology and an accomplished trainer... Read More →
avatar for Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

Creative Director, Roland DGA Corporation
As creative director for Roland DGA, Dan Wilson is responsible for overseeing the creative design and communications for the company’s product marketing, advertising, literature, website, public relations, video and trade show efforts. An expert in designing for wide-format applications... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room 2

2:15pm EDT

VersaWorks Level 3 - Advanced Features & Complex Cut Files

Roland DGA Product Manager and VersaWorks expert, Eric Zimmerman presents the thrid session in a series of three to cover advanced VersaWorks tools and powerful and easy-to-use print/cut functions. For those with complicated files that contain a myriad of design elements to hamper the workflow, this session troubleshoots these issues and offers detailed info about the RVW print/cut function, how it integrates with Adobe Illustrator and how to quickly create cut lines that work for complex files. This is an advanced session for users who are comfortable using VersaWorks for day-to-day tasks. This is the 3rd session in a series of 3 covering the Roland VersaWorks software RIP.

Topics Covered:

  • Advanced Color Management
  • Variable Data Printing
  • How to quickly merge/weld objects to create a perfect contour cut line around multiple objects.
  • How to easily convert strokes into offset paths to create contour cut lines.
  • How to set up and save print cut files that have transparencies in the design.
  • Set up and send a job for unattended print/cut 
  • Replace spot colors inside the RIP and utilize the variable data workflow
  • How to avoid issues with complex cut files and trouble shoot them when they occur

Speakers
avatar for Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman

Product Manager, Color Products, Roland DGA Corporation
Eric Zimmerman serves as Roland DGA’s product manager for color products, responsible for managing the company’s wide-format inkjet printer line. Zimmerman’s background includes 17 years in the sign industry, including eight years as owner and operator of his own sign shop... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room 3

2:15pm EDT

Tech Demonstration: Rotary Engraving, ADA Signage
Discover new revenue streams and business possibilities in product customization, apparel, ADA signage and more with this technology-filled demonstration by Will Seith, Roland DGA Product Manager for 3D milling and printing devices. Perfect for Roland customers looking to expand their product output, you'll get a detailed overview of Roland's rotary engravers and 3D printer and delve into the world of possibilities that they can bring to your business.

Topics covered:
  • What is Rotary engraving.
  • An overview of Roland's engraving product line up.
  • Very high level overview of workflows for ADA braille signage, name plates, gift personalization, facility signage, trophies and awards.

Speakers

Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room 5

2:15pm EDT

VersaCamm Maintenance Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Maintenance of your large format Roland printer is critical to your business. Roland DGA training and customer care experts, Thomas Klein and Juan Molina, illustrate the easy maintenance practices that you can employ to save you from unnecessary downtime and needless repair costs. Ensure that you are constantly producing and that your Roland machine is always running smoothly with simple hands-on tips and essential machine information. We will use the VersaCAMM VSi for most of the demonstrations in this class but users of any VersaCAMM or SOLJET model will benefit.  

Topics covered:

  • Product overview with “covers-off” tour of Roland technology
  • Environmental conditions – maintaining the right atmosphere
  • Simple maintenance practices – hands-on inspection
  • Replacement of parts (consumables)
  • Better understanding of printer functions
  • How to tune your printer

Speakers
avatar for Tom Klein

Tom Klein

Knowledge & Training Manager, Roland DGA Corporation
Tom is an accomplished training and support specialist and has spent 17 years with Roland DGA in service and support of Roland customers and team members. He is a member of Roland's global quality, knowledge and training team and a consummate troubleshooter and problem solver.
avatar for Juan Molina

Juan Molina

Roland Care Manager, Roland DGA Corporation
Juan has been in the sign and large format printing industry for over 20 years. He previously worked for Roland DGA in the Technical Support Department and in 2012, rejoined the company as a Service Account Manager for the Southwest and Latin American regions. Juan recently relocated... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:25pm EDT
imagiNATION Lounge

3:50pm EDT

Troubleshooting Printer Conditions

Roland DGA training and customer care experts, Thomas Klein and Juan Molina take a hands-on, inside look at Roland printer technology to help you better understand the anatomy of your machine and to prevent the need for technician call-outs and loss of vital production time. Troubleshoot common problems and discover where to look and what steps to take when you encounter issues.

Topics covered:

  • Printer anatomy – how to better define the condition
  • Intermediate level of machine maintenance
  • Improving your troubleshooting skills
  • Learning printing terminology
  • Where to look before seeking support
  • How you can help us!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Klein

Tom Klein

Knowledge & Training Manager, Roland DGA Corporation
Tom is an accomplished training and support specialist and has spent 17 years with Roland DGA in service and support of Roland customers and team members. He is a member of Roland's global quality, knowledge and training team and a consummate troubleshooter and problem solver.
avatar for Juan Molina

Juan Molina

Roland Care Manager, Roland DGA Corporation
Juan has been in the sign and large format printing industry for over 20 years. He previously worked for Roland DGA in the Technical Support Department and in 2012, rejoined the company as a Service Account Manager for the Southwest and Latin American regions. Juan recently relocated... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 3:50pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 5