Brilliant! The Very Latest in Optical Brighteners

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11am-12pm

 

Free for Printing Industries of America members
$29 for non-members

Webinar Overview

Optical brighteners (OBA) are intended to help create a brighter "blue" white and are found in many papers available today. OBAs can have a major effect on color reproduction and the ability to match proofs to printed sheets, or printed sheets to previously printed work. In this webinar, you be brought up to speed with all of the important OBA updates, new advancements, latest practices, and solutions.

Who Should Attend

  • Production managers

  • Sales professionals

  • Customer service representatives

  • Prepress technicians

  • Press operators

  • Anyone involved with color approvals in the print reproduction process

Webinar Presenter

Peter Pretzer
ColorPath Solutions Development Manager
FUJIFILM North America


 

 

Effective Management Methods of High-Performance Printers

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11am-12pm
 

Free for Printing Industries of America members
$29 for non-members

Webinar Overview

The management approach a leader uses can have a dramatic impact in improving organizational performance. But which approach is best for you? Using findings from the PIA printing business management practices study, Dr. Ralph Williams will discuss the relationships found between six management approaches (analyzing financial ratios, a quality focus, entrepreneurial orientation, goal setting, strategic thinking, and social capital) and the performance impact. Based on the study's findings, Ralph will provide guidance on how to execute strategic planning and the importance of an innovative culture.

Who Should Attend

  • Owners

  • Presidents and CEOs

  • CFOs

  • Upper level managers

Webinar Presenter

Dr. Ralph Williams, Jr.
Assistant Professor, Jones College of Business
Middle Tennessee State University


 

 

 

Inkjet Madness: What Does the Future Hold?

 
 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11am-12pm

 

Free for Printing Industries of America members
$29 for non-members

Where is high-speed inkjet in the current market--and where is it headed? Inkjet is currently being used successfully in various markets and applications. High-speed inkjet is a big decision with many moving parts to consider. What do the adoption rates look like? What are the current technology options available? Do you really have the "right" work for it? What are the considerations for workflow implementation? This session will explore the issues of investing in, implementing, and using high-speed inkjet in your business.

You will learn:

  • Applications and adoption rates for high-speed inkjet

  • Do you have the right jobs to make the investment, what do you need to test before you invest?

  • Various hardware technology, format, and ink choices.

  • Infrastructure, skillset, ramp up time, maintenance requirements, and more.

Who should attend:

  • Owners

  • Presidents, CEOs, CFOs

  • Production Managers

  • Anyone looking to implement production inkjet in the future

Webinar Presenter

Joe Marin
Vice President, Education and Training
Printing Industries of America


 

 

Package Design - Innovation to Creation

 
 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11am-12pm

 

Free for Printing Industries of America members
$29 for non-members

Over the past few years, color accurate proofing and prototyping have seen a fundamental change. CxF allows worldwide, digital communication of all commercially significant aspects of color and is the key to future-proofing prototyping operations. The present and future approach to packaging innovation is the complete prototype - a system that enables 3D visualization with color-accurate, hard-copy output.

David Palmieri, Director of Strategic Accounts and Business Alliances at CGS-ORIS, takes an in-depth look at how brands, packaging design agencies and printers can leverage color-accurate 3D and physical prototyping. We will explore solutions that utilize the latest technology for brand color communication and packaging design innovation processes that delivers brands a new way of innovating and greatly decreasing their time-to-market for new package designs.

Webinar Presenter

David Palmieri
Director of Strategic Accounts & Business Alliances
CGS-ORIS


 

 

 

Color Accurate Soft Proofing: See What You’re Printing?

 
 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11am-12pm
 

Free for Printing Industries of America members
$29 for non-members

More creative and color-critical decisions are made on an LCD display than on any other device or media. Yet, most of us are not managing our displays properly to ensure that what we're seeing on our display is as close as possible to what the final printed product will look like. It's easy--you just need to know a few basic things! This webinar will give you all the requirements and how-tos for calibrating and profiling displays for color-accurate soft proofing.

You will learn

  • What is soft proofing? It's different for photographers versus printers
  • Requirements you need for success--there's just a few!
  • The 5 steps to a color accurate display
  • How to use Adobe CC applications to view color accurately
  • The ideal soft proofing viewing environment

Who should attend:

  • Prepress technicians
  • Press operators
  • Designers
  • Anyone who had to view color accurately on their display

Webinar Presenter

Joe Marin
Vice President, Education and Training
Printing Industries of America