May Webinars: More Ways to Save on a Printer Purchase

The start of summer means more family vacations, which leads to more photos and more advertising opportunities, which translates to more printing. If you are considering adding a new printer to handle the additional demand, check out these interactive webinars – led by industry specialists – to learn about some of the most popular printer technologies on the market.

As a “thank you” for attending, you will receive additional savings when you purchase a qualified printer.

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. ET to discover the latest advancements in Canon printers. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m. ET. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle; or save $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

If you have questions, our LexJet printer specialists can help. Give us a call at 800-453-9538.

SGIA Offers Free Webinars for Graphics Providers in 2014

SGIA has released its 2014 schedule of free Webinars, which SGIA says presents unique information and fosters important discussion about industry topics in 60 minutes or less.

SGIA WebinarsThe upcoming Webinars cover a variety of topics, including: Business management, sales advice, 3D printing techniques, color management, garment decorating methods, setting up and creating screen printing artwork, wide-format dye sublimation, installing window films and more.

The 2014 Webinar series starts with the session Finding Savings Before & After the Print on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. SGIA’s Dan Marx will moderate a discussion panel between industry experts on the topic of how companies can differentiate themselves and carve out a competitive advantage by looking to become leaner and seeking new profit opportunities.

Here’s the SGIA Webinar schedule in 2014…

  • 3D Embellishment Technologies: Jan. 29
  • Way To Grow: Feb. 12
  • Who is Responsible for Correct Color? Feb. 19
  • Water Based Garment Inks: Feb. 26
  • Creative Art for Screen Printing: March 5
  • Seven Highly Effective, Low-Cost Marketing Habits: March 12
  • Top Ten Sign Code Considerations: March 19
  • QC for Curing of Screen Printing Inks: April 9
  • Steps for Wide-Format Dye-Sublimation Success: April 16
  • Pricing the Print: April 23
  • What is Your Break-Over Point? April 30
  • Navigating the “Green” Jungle: May 7
  • Selecting the Right Sales Compensation Plan: May 14
  • UV LED Curing Case Studies: May 21
  • Understanding and Installing Window Films: June 11
  • OSHA Came to Call – And Found A Problem! June 18
  • Digital Textile Finishing Technologies: June 25

All Webinars are subject to change and free unless otherwise noted. Webinars are 60 minutes long, beginning at 2 p.m. ET and broadcast online. A complete schedule can be found at SGIA.org.

X-Rite January Webinars focus on Color Management for Still and Video

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of January 2013 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional Color management and monitor calibration for photo and videoand serious amateur photographers and videographers. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET: Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera! This live webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used. Users will have the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will enjoy special discounts.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/271340866
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/872643194

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET: Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video. As more and more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. X-Rite says that last year’s introduction of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter, combined with these presets in i1Profiler, makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output. When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene. This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/288164090
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/535727554

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

X-Rite Annouces December Color Management Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of December 2012 Webinars developed to address specific color management topics and designed to appeal to both professional and serious Color calibration webinarsamateur photographers and videographers…

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video: As more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.

When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene, says X-Rite.

This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.

To register for this webinar at 10 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/353699538
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/790441482

Thursday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET, Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera! The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.

This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will also enjoy special discounts.

To register for this webinar at 3 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/646822754
To register for this webinar at 7 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779781170

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Raw Color Power – The Benefits of Custom Camera Profiles with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport: ColorChecker Passport is a “capture to edit” color solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility. And when combined with Adobe Imaging solutions users can gain even greater benefits. 

Host Joe Brady will show step by step how to bring digital photography color to a new level. Attendees will learn how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click and maintain color control and consistency.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827810818
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/656185274

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

HP Offers Free Training Programs for Latex Printing and Ecosolutions

Sustainable large format printing with HP latex printersHP recently announced two free training programs: HP Latex University and the HP Ecosolutions Trained Printing company program for HP Latex Printing Technology Users. The only “cost” is to register at either www.hp.com/ecosolutions/tpc or www.hp.com/go/hplatexuniversity (the links go to the same registration site, by the way).

HP Ecosolutions: This training program includes nine modules across a range of sustainability topics and takes about two hours to complete. Themes include: “Go green” with your HP Latex printer, develop your organizations commitment to sustainability, and turn your new knowledge into new business. The program is designed to help you gain new knowledge and use new promotional tools to assist customers looking for wide-format graphics solutions with a reduced environmental impact.

HP Latex University: When you register at HP Capture via the HP Latex University link above, you will have access to workshops led by industry experts, online webinars and instructional guides to key HP Latex applications. Basically, it’s a set of training materials to help HP Latex users successfully produce a wide range of outdoor and indoor wide format graphics applications with HP Latex Printing Technologies.

If you have any questions, need help finding the right printer and materials for your business, or would like to know more about HP Latex Printing Technologies, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538. LexJet carries the HP Designjet L26500 61-inch Latex Printer and the HP Designjet L28500 104-inch Latex Printer.

Two Free Webinars at X-Rite This Month, Starting Dec. 14

X-Rite Photo Marketing announced its schedule of December Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.

Free color management webinars at X-RiteTwo free Webinar topics this month are designed to help photographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.

December Webinar Schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, Noon ET and 2 p.m. ET, Workflow Mania | Color Management and Nik Software with Janice Wendt: Nik Software evangelist and trainer Janice Wendt will help photographers discover the best workflow practices with X-Rite’s color management solutions and Nik Software to make images look their best. She will discuss the importance of using color management solutions and her experience with X-Rite solutions. Using smart objects and smart filters Janice creates an entire workflow that can be edited the next day or even months from when a photographer last saved their image. To register for this free webinar at Noon ET visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/554306290

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET, RAW COLOR POWER with the ColorChecker Passport: Professional photographers and photo enthusiasts will learn how to bring their digital photography color to a new level. This webinar will instruct attendees on how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click, maintain color control and consistency and achieve superior color results in a fraction of the time.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Creating and Using Camera Profiles
  • Custom White Balance with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
  • One-click accurate color edits
  • Matching color response of two or more cameras
  • Matching color response under different lighting conditions
  • Color editing in Adobe Lightroom
  • Color editing in Adobe Photoshop

Webinar registration can be found on XritePhoto.com. Visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section.