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The Training Track

(September 2012) posted on Thu Aug 30, 2012

Hit the classroom – real or virtual – to learn new skills and refine existing practices.

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Avery Dennison ( has partnered with Mutoh (Onyx is also a sponsor) to produce 10 Car Wrap Training sessions throughout the US and Canada; Justin Pate is teaching the first two days of the three-day workshops while Todd LaBrie is teaching the third day (covering vehicle wrap design, layout, and customer service). The third day also includes a Car Wrap Certification Program (once certified, the business is listed on, now owned by Avery Dennison). The company also offers a free series of training and application videos on its website’s Resources section as well as a general Research Library.

The Color Management Group ( offers color-competency testing; one-on-one WebEx online/remote technical support and training; on-site training and installation services (including 2-, 3-, and 5-day G7 training); and more. Its “Color Without Chaos” seminar is a one-day, in-house training opp that demonstrates how color management can be effectively used.

At the three-day CorelDraw Unleashed Boot Camp ( workshops, attendees learn the ins and outs of CorelDraw and Corel PhotoPaint. The company also offers phone consultation and onsite boot camps, as well as books and DVDs.

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 CyrCon is scheduled for October 17-18, 2011, and will be held in New Orleans, concurrent with the SGIA Expo. The company also offers webinars and a library of 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 150 classes will be offered, and users will be able to supplement the classroom learning with keynote speakers and live demos in the lab area, where EFI will highlight its complete portfolio, including fully integrated, end-to-end workflows. The 2013 event takes place January 15-18 at the Wynn in Las Vegas.