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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

11:30am EDT

Sponsored Workshop: Rock n’ Rolling Your Print-&-Cut Workflow

Join industry-renowned Mark Rugen during this imagiNATION-exclusive training session to learn how Roland users can improve their print-and-cut workflow using Flexi for sign-specific design and VersaWorks as their RIP. First, you’ll discover how to quickly add one or more contour cut paths to any vector or bitmap image, as well as nesting tricks that will save up to 50% of your media. Next, find out how to use Flexi to match colors between your monitor and your printing output so you always get the color you expect. Finally, you’ll complete file prep and send the job to VersaWorks. Yep, you’ll Rock ‘n Roll with the perfect workflow! This class is great for all levels, but those looking to improve their efficiency, productivity and color output will benefit most.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Rugen

Mark Rugen

Owner, Givemehelp.com
With over 25 years’ experience in the graphics industry, Mark Rugen draws from his extensive background to teach sign and print businesses how to run their shops more efficiently and profitably. Mark specializes in digging beneath the surface to teach little-known tricks that save... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday April 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 3

11:30am EDT

Sponsored Workshop: Get Control of Your Shop with ShopVOX, A Web-based Job Management, CRM and Point Of Sale System

Rao Meka, Co-Founder of shopVOX and signVOX gives an overview of the only comprehensive SAAS platform for graphics industries, Signs/Screen Printing/ Embroidery/Awards & Digital Printing which fits between your email and accounting softwares. 

Topics Covered Include:

Comprehensive Pricing tools: 

  • Fixed / Grid / Formula based pricing
  • Cost + Pricing
  • Materials/Labor/Machine rates
  • Variants

 Configurable workflow management tools:
  • Resource Management
  • Shop Calendar

Integration to: 
  • Quick Books Desktop/Online , Xero
  • Constant Contact
  • Zapier Integration
  • Google Apps Integration 

Speakers
avatar for Rao Meka

Rao Meka

Co-Founder, ShopVOX
Rao Meka worked in Silicon Valley with Oracle, Siebel and other software startups implementing enterprise level application at companies like Intel, Toyota and other large enterprises. He holds a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University.

Sponsors

Wednesday April 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 4

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

Top 10 Software Programs for the Graphics Professional

In this seminar, one of the sign making industry's leading trainers, Marc Rugen, will show any shop how to become more efficient by taking advantage of these 10 essential software programs, most of which are free. From plugins for Adobe Photoshop to Utilities for organizing your desktop, the software that will be discussed have been tested in Marks own sign shop. See how to vectorize or trace low resolution full color bitmaps perfectly. Find out how to change a 5x7 in. low resolution graphic into a 10 ft. image with little loss in quality. See several essential Adobe Photoshop plugins used for enhancing images into photo quality. Watch and learn how to remove complex backgrounds from images. Find out how to organize your desktop for greater efficiency. All participants will receive a 25 page report with examples of all the software demonstrated. These tools are great no matter what your choice in design software may be.

Topics covered:
  • Essential sign software and utilities
  • Vectorizing low-res images
  • Working with fonts
  • Removing complex backgrounds

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rugen

Mark Rugen

Owner, Givemehelp.com
With over 25 years’ experience in the graphics industry, Mark Rugen draws from his extensive background to teach sign and print businesses how to run their shops more efficiently and profitably. Mark specializes in digging beneath the surface to teach little-known tricks that save... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:10pm EDT
Room 5

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