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Wednesday, April 20

10:15am EDT

Breaking Into Heat Transfer: More than Just T-Shirts
Using your Roland inkjet to produce garments is easier than most people think. In this training session from apparel decoration expert, Rob Keuneke, explore exciting heat transfer opportunities and receive a complete overview of the equipment needed, the workflow involved, and the many profitable decorated apparel items you can offer your customers. You will also learn how to select the right media for different garments, how to set up your jobs for success, what the operational costs are and how much to charge for each type of job. Bring your questions and challenges and put them to the test during the hands-on class.

Topics covered:
  • How it works
  • Apparel decoration on various materials and substrates. 
  • How to pick the right media for the substrate
  • How to decorate on “odd” locations
  • Fresh new transfer ideas with chairs, totes, cooler bags, laptop bags, visors, etc.
  • Create samples with a "Small Business Pride Pack" 


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Rob Keuneke

IT/Digital Manager, Mind's Eye Graphics, Inc.
Rob is based out of Decatur, IN and has 20 plus years in the garment decoration business.  In his current role, he has the responsibility to implement new decoration methods into the Mind’s Eye decoration “tool box”.  He has attended the Roland Imagination and Stahl’s advanced... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2016 10:15am - 11:25am EDT
Room 2

11:30am EDT

Sponsored Workshop: Exploring the Lucrative Opportunities of Interior Graphics
Join us for a discussion about printed graphic opportunities on Windows, Walls and Floors using pressure sensitive materials.  What to look for, what to use and some basic application tips.

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Jeff Stadelman

Marketing Manager, Mactac
Jeff Stadelman, marketing manager for Mactac® Distributor Products, has 27 years of experience serving the pressure-sensitive adhesive industry while at Mactac. His first six years were spent working in Mactac’s laboratory as a senior lab technician and chemist. For the past 21... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 1

11:30am EDT

Sponsored Workshop: Success with Heat Transfer Materials
  • Making It Personal - How to make the most of your Cutter or Hybrid Cutter to personalize textiles
  • Thinking outside the Box - Different application techniques for promotional items
  • Tapping Into the Growth of the Personalization Industry - Turn a sign shop into a one-stop-shop for all things personalization
  • The Bottom-Line - Educate yourself about user-friendly heat transfer materials and special effects

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Yoann Giorsetti

Managing Director, Siser North America
Since 2008, Yoann Giorsetti has been the managing director of Siser North America. Before accepting this position, he lived in Vicenza Italy where he held the position of Sales Manager for Siser Italy.  Giorsetti has been involved in the personalization industry for over 15 years... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 2

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 

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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

Sponsored Hands On Lab: New Products, New Tips and New Possibilities with Avery Dennison
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Avery Dennison technical experts will share new products and technical advice to inspire, educate and empower attendees. We'll give print and application tips on our most popular cast digital print vinyl, with samples and a chance to get hands on experience with Supreme Wrapping Film. We'll have our hi-tack adhesive solution on hand, which ensures graphics stick to nearly any low energy surface. Get a sneak peak to the introduction of our digital textured wall films, the perfect solution to achieve quick, customizable and creative wall decoration. 

This workshop is interactive and therefore limited to 12 attendees. 

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Abby Monnot

Channel Programs Manager, Avery Dennison
Abby started at Avery Dennison two years ago and has 10 years of marketing experience at various other companies.  Abby handles new product launches, sponsorship opportunities, and manages relationships with our customers and vendors.  She has a strong base foundation of the industry... Read More →
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David Timmerman

Regional Technical Specialist, Avery Dennison
David has been in the industry for 17 years providing service and support working for Onyx Graphics, Hewlett Packard, Regional Supply and now Avery Dennison for the last 5 years.   He is an expert in training others on the multitude of applications customers can achieve using Avery... Read More →
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Molly Waters

Regional Technical Specialist, Avery Dennison
Molly has been at Avery for 19 years. She started Avery Dennison in 1997 as a Technical Representative and has stayed in the technical group ever since.  Her focus is digital printing and installation. Molly is based in Dallas, Texas and she support the western portion of the United... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
NASCAR Vehicle

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.


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

3:50pm EDT

Breaking into Soft Signage - Fabrics, Technologies and More

Scott Donovan of BleuPrint CREATIVE is a 30-year veteran of the digital textile printing industry and one of the foremost speakers on textiles and printing. His workshop about breaking into soft signage and fabric printing is an absolute must for sign shops and graphics businesses looking to make the leap into dye-sublimation and digital textile printing. Topics covered include everything from ink technology to finishing and selling. You will learn how to create and sell textiles using the eco-sol equipment you already have as well as all the basics of jumping into dye sublimation. This session is targeted to eco-sol inkjet owners who are experts at traditional eco-sol applications and want to expand into textiles. It is also appropriate for new owners of sublimation technology who want to build a strong foundation for their textile business.

Topics covered:

  • Textile choices for eco-sol printers
  • Overview of sublimation technology
  • Textile choices for sublimation printers
  • Finishing techniques and equipment for textiles
  • Marketing and selling textiles
  • Sublimating to hard substrates

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Scott Donovan

Digitally Printed Textiles Expert, BleuPrint Creative

Wednesday April 20, 2016 3:50pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 2

3:50pm EDT

Hands On: NASCAR Wrap and Rap with RCR Graphics

Come try your hand at wrapping an RCR NASCAR and shoot the breeze with the RCR team. For the duration of imagiNATION 2016, a NASCAR bodywork example from the RCR Graphics Center (Powered by Roland) will be available and during this special session, Nick Woodward and Jason Ingram will be available to offer installation tips & techniques and answer questions. This is a casual session with no set curriculum. Come and go as you please, bring any questions you have, stay as long as you like. There will be graphics available and installation tools should you want to practice installation. 

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Jason Ingram

Installation Manager, Richard Childress Racing
Jason started working in the industry in the spring of 2008 as a graphic installer. Within two years he was given the position to manage the Application Department and oversee the installation team. In the late summer of 2012 Jason was recruited to Richard Childress Racing Graphics... Read More →
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Nick Woodward

Graphics Manager, RCR Graphics Center
For over five-years, Nick has been the Graphics Manager for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) at the RCR Graphics Center (Powered by Roland) where he's succesfully managed the concept and production of cutting-edge graphics and industry-defining vehicle wraps for NASCAR and the racing... Read More →

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