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Opportunities for Learning

(September 2010) posted on Mon Aug 30, 2010

The marketplace offers a variety of training and education sources for your operation.

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The Color Management Group ( offers “Color Without Chaos,” a one-day, inhouse seminar that demonstrates how color management can be used effectively. The group also offers on-site G7 training, one-on-one online technical support and personalized training via WebEx.

Cyrious Software ( hosts CyrCon, an annual conference for users of Cyrious products. The event includes product-specific training, user-led roundtable discussions, expert-user speakers, and sessions on new product features and enhancements; attendees can also offer feedback on current products and suggest future products. The next conference is scheduled for April 26-27, 2011, and will be held in Las Vegas, concurrent with ISA Expo.

The company also offers StartUp daily webinars (for users just beginning to implement Cyrious products into their businesses) as well as a daily webinar series to answer general questions submitted by users. Cyrious also offers a library of more than 200 brief training videos.

The EFI Connect conference brings EFI ( users together to test-drive products, discuss industry trends, attend keynote addresses, and network with peers. More than 120 breakout sessions were offered this past April at the annual conference held in Las Vegas, which also featured a first-ever live auction. And the conference featured exhibits from EFI and other industry suppliers. The 2011 event will take place April 26-29, again in Las Vegas.

EFI also offers its Color Academy Training Course on EFI Colorproof XF. Taught onsite or at a US training location, the two-day course covers installation of the product as well as configuration, settings, licensing, spot-on color, linearization, and more. And the company’s EFI-fogra.cert training and certification helps ensure that specialist dealers and consultants can set up standardized systems using EFI Colorproof XF to produce fogra•cert compliant proofs.

In addition, EFI recently launched four new initiatives aimed at making its Fiery customers more profitable, including Fiery Global University. The Fiery Global University program is a consolidation of eLearning courses, webinars, and technical classroom training that make it easy for partners and customers to develop expertise on Fiery solutions to improve overall productivity and profitability. The courses are interactive, highly visual, and self-paced, and are available as a single course, a bundle of courses, or as an annual subscription.