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(October 2013) posted on Fri Oct 04, 2013

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The EFI Connect conference brings EFI (www.efi.com) users together to test-drive products, discuss industry trends, and network with peers. Various classes will be offered, and users can supplement the classroom learning with live demos in the lab area. EFI will highlight its complete portfolio, including end-to-end workflows. The event’s “Cycle Connect” in 2014 is a 35-mile scenic ride for intermediate-level cyclists. The 2014 event takes place January 21-24 at the Wynn in Las Vegas.

In addition to training for its various products, the company also offers an array of educational downloads via its website, including: its EFI “ABC Guides” (how to use VDP, office, Print MIS, Proofing and Design solutions more effectively, etc.); a Video and Webinar Library; EFI’s Fiery Global University program, a consolidation of eLearning courses, webinars, and technical classroom training; and Fiery Certification program (Professional and Expert certifications).

EskoWorld is the annual global EskoArtwork (www.esko.com) user event. The organization of the event and preparation of its content is a collaboration between EskoArtwork and the EskoArtwork User Group International (EUGI). The event comprises training sessions, roundtable discussions, seminars, and hands-on labs. The 2013 event drew nearly 600 attendees; the 2014 event will be held June 15-18 at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Similar EskoWorld events were also held internationally this year, in Belgium, Germany, Poland, and Sweden. The company also offers various training for its own products.

HP’s (www.hp.com) Capture program comprises educational modules, business tools, community networks, market-development activities, and 1:1 consulting services designed to help print providers grow their digital print businesses (users must have an HP registered printer to participate).The company’s Graphic Arts Experience Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, serves as a training facility for graphic-arts customers and prospects throughout the Americas; the site hosts educational workshops on marketing, print business management, and other topics. See also: Dscoop.


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