Events explore productivity, efficiency, and profitability.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association has scheduled four SGIA Imaging Symposiums in 2006, each event in a different city this spring. The symposiums are regional forums designed to immerse printers in expert educational sessions and networking. The goal is to deliver a new understanding of "how to deliver excellent work on time, within budget and at an acceptable profit."
Agenda topics for 2006 events include "Achieving Quality Color in Wide Format," "Color Management Strategies for the Real World," "Ink & Media Products: Compatibility & Expectations," "Print to Product: Print Finishing Strategies," and "Overcoming Challenges to Profitability."
"There's a misconception that you can 'plug, play and profit' from digital imaging equipment. In truth, several processes "? color management, finishing and business strategy, for example "? play equally important roles," says DanMarx, SGIA vice president of new markets & technologies. "Each symposium will cover essentials for excellence, including achieving acceptable color, understanding advantages and limitations of inkjet ink and media products, moving from print to product and managing the challenges of digital imaging."
The 2006 symposiums will take place in:
"? Vancouver, April 24"?25;
"? Toronto, April 26"?27;
"? Chicago, May 22"?23; and
"? Providence, Rhode Island, May 24"?25.
Cost per person per symposium: US sites, $400 ($200 for SGIA members); Canadian sites, C$500 (C$250 for SGIA members). Fee includes meals and networking.
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