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New SMART Training from Mimaki

Instruction and programs will cover sign and graphics, textile and apparel, and industrial.

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Mimaki USA has announced a new educational training program: SMART (School of Mimaki Application and Resource Training), which it will implement in Q1 2014.

In the program, Mimaki representatives will instruct and educate dealers and their end-user customers on the utilization, operation, and servicing of various Mimaki products. The company will utilize its six regional technology centers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, and New Jersey to host the instructional and training programs.

The SMART Program will encompass the marketplace segments these technology centers currently serve – sign and graphics, textile and apparel, and industrial – to instruct and support Mimaki’s existing client base and future customers in the following areas:

• Field service training for Mimaki dealers nationwide;
• Customer instruction and education on vehicle/fleet wraps and graphics;
• Training classes to educate on the methods and workflow of digital printing on textiles and apparel;
• Classes to educate the use of Mimaki UV LED tabletop printers to serve the awards, trophy, and promotional-products marketplaces.

Mimaki reports that it also has plans to offer Advanced Certification Courses under the new SMART program. These advanced courses will include “Train the Trainer” and higher levels of curriculum.


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