The marketplace offers a variety of training and education sources for your operation.
Neschen Americas’ (neschenamericas.com) recently opened Training and Education Center is designed to train students on the entire Seal and Neschen brand portfolio, from product selection to final delivery. The center is located near the company's Elkridge, Maryland, headquarters and includes a workroom, conference room, and expandable classroom; it’s equipped with laminators, laminates, media, and wide-format printers. Course options for print service providers include: InDisplay In Depth, where students learn about the integration of Neschen inkjet media, Expolinc hardware, and Seal laminating films in creating comprehensive display products; Application Training in Finishing; Textile Printing and Material Selection; and Environmentally Responsible Media Solutions, which covers the "Converd presented by Neschen" media portfolio. There are also course options for sales training and an in-depth review of all Neschen products for authorized Neschen product resellers.
Nik Software (niksoftware.com) offers daily webinars (three times a day, five days a week), each offering insights and tips on all of the company’s image-enhancing plug-ins. Also available are a variety of educational webinars on specific photographic styles, plus online demo “Lessons” in PDF or video format on specific Nik product techniques.
Roland Academy (rolanddga.com), formerly Roland University, offers end-user and dealer workshops for each of its product lines, featuring hands-on instruction by industry experts. This year, those programs include the Born to Wrap Workshop and the Digital Printing Boot Camp Workshop.
The Born to Wrap Workshop, in conjunction with Digital EFX Wraps’s Matt Richart and Dallas Fowler, is a two-day workshop that covers a vehicle graphics job from design to installation. Attendees will learn tips on file setup and design, color matching and workflow, printing, cutting and laminating, job estimation, sales, and advertising; and preparation, application, and removal techniques.
The Digital Printing Boot Camp Workshop is a three-day, hands-on workshop teaching “10 core applications of every digital print shop.” Each student will create all 10 applications during the class. Students will learn how to troubleshoot, meet customer expectations, reduce/control inventory, optimize printing and finishing processes, schedule workflow, and more.