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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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In addition to offering training courses for its Vutek and Fiery products, the company also offers: a Professional Print Software series of online webinars; an array of EFI “ABC Guides” (how to use VDP, office, Print MIS, Proofing and Design solutions more effectively, etc.); and EFI’s Fiery Global University program, which is a consolidation of eLearning courses, webinars, and technical classroom training designed to make it easy to develop expertise on Fiery solutions. And, in July of this year, the company announced it has launched a Fiery Certification program for its Fiery digital print servers, tools, and software options (Fiery Professional and Fiery Expert certifications).

EskoWorld is the global EskoArtwork ( user event held annually. 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 will be held May 19-22 in Phoenix, Arizona. The company also offers various training for its own products.

HP’s ( 60,000-square-foot Graphic Arts Experience Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, is designed to serve 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 subjects.
The company’s HP 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).

At HP’s Web-based Learning Center (, visitors can access various online classes; major topic categories include digital photography, technology, business/business basics, IT, PC security/maintenance, and more.

For, car-wrap installer Justin Pate offers three vehicle-graphics installation DVDs in its “Techniques and Tips” series: “Vehicle Graphics Installations,” “Speedwrapping,” and “Advanced Wrapping.” “Vehicle Graphics Installations” (144 minutes) covers tools, workspace, hardware removal, safety and more, including Pate’s UGIS (Universal Graphics Installation System). “Advanced Wrapping” (118 minutes) covers how to wrap the more complex aspects of vehicles; Pate addresses: cutting perfect corners, door handles, mirrors, wheel wells, antennae, rubber molding, bumpers, and problem solving. “Speedwrapping” (94 minutes) is geared to help the entire shop; included in this DVD is a segment on fleet wrapping.