SGIA Sublimation 101 for Wide Format Graphics (Chicago, IL)

June 18 to 19, 2019
2100 Golf Road, Suite 230, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

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Fee

$649 non-members, $486.75 members

Who Should Attend

Managers, pre-press and production

Contact

Ray Weiss
Phone
  • Main: 703-359-1305
Email

ray@sgia.org

Website

https://sgia.org

Registration Deadline

Jun 10, 2019, 18:00 PM

In this workshop for the Wide-Format Graphics community, hosted by IT Supplies in Rolling Meadows, IL, you will learn about dye sublimation ink technologies, what makes a great paper, how to reduce ink usage, basic color management for dye sublimation, fabrics, flatbed and rotary heat presses, and more.

Important note: This workshop will be located at IT Supplies, 2100 Golf Rd., Suite 230, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Whether you are starting up a business, or a business needing to understand the process better, learn from industry experts about one of the industry's growing segments for banners, soft signage, and interior applications. Our hands-on training saves business money in start-up and production costs and helps to avoid costly mistakes.

This Mission is a must for:

  • Anyone looking to learn more about dye sublimation printing
  • Companies struggling with dye sublimation color control
  • Those looking for better profiles (less ink, more color)
  • Printers who need dye sublimation specifics about materials, inks and processes for your business model that raise profitability.

Make wide-format sublimation work for you with SGIA’s exclusive Sublimation 101. 

“The Dye sub class I attended in 2017 was very helpful. The knowledge the instructors brought to the plate was thorough, what was learned has been applied and has helped tremendously. Thank you for putting on such great workshops and instructional courses.”
Rudy Comparan, AAA Flag & Banner 

Receive hands-on training about:

  • Dye sublimation ink technologies
  • What makes a great paper
  • RIP software for dye sublimation -- reduce ink usage and hit those spot (or brand colors)
  • Color management for dye sublimation
  • Transfer vs. Direct Print
  • Fabric dos and don'ts
  • Flatbed and rotary heat presses

What will you learn

  • Systems and equipment
  • Products and substrates
  • Troubleshooting tips and techniques
  • Instruction for device calibration and media profiling
  • How-to RIP workflow with barbieri and X-rite devices

This workshop takes place in IT Supplies facility located in Rolling Meadows, IL. The focused, small-class setting allows you to dive into wide-format dye sublimation. Learn from the industry's top experts and walk away with confidence and skill. Register now — space is limited.

SGIA may on occasion take photographs and/or video of its program participants for use in print materials or by electronic methods. Your entry into SGIA facilities, participation in SGIA programs or participation in SGIA events grants permission for SGIA to use these photographs and/or video in its marketing and public relations efforts.

*Minimum class size requirements must be met three weeks prior to Workshop start date in order to hold Workshop. All Workshops are taught in English.

Presenter(s)
Ray WeissRay Weiss, Director of Digital Print Programs for SGIA, joined the Association in 2014. He assists association members with technical information on digital printing as well as digital equipment, materials, and vendor referrals. He oversees training and certification workshops at SGIA along with the Association’s Digital Equipment Evaluation program. Ray is project manager for both the PDAA Certification program and SGIA's Digital Color Professional Certification program and is an instructor for the Color Management Boot Camps. Ray regularly contributes to the Association's Journal and won the 2016 Swormstedt Award for Best in Class writing in the Digital Printing category.  Outside of work, Ray enjoys biking, international cuisine and spending time with his three fantastic grandkids.

Agenda

Day 1

9:00 am – Introductions

  • Workshop Policies and Housekeeping
  • The Binder
  • Schedule of Events
  • Participant Introduction
  • Speaker Introduction

9:30 am - Dye Sublimation Inks

  • Fundamentals
  • Design
  • Recent Advances
  • FAQ

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am - Dye Sublimation Papers

  • Types
  • What makes a great paper?
  • Paper weights
  • Film vs. paper
  • Tack or Not to Tack

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Fabrics for Dye Sublimation

  • Types
  • What, Where and Why
  • Pre-treats/Post-treats
  • Finishing
  • Weights

2:15 pm - Break

2:30 pm – Printer Overview

  • Printer care and maintenance
  • Hands-on exercise, send file to print in prep for heat press overview

3:30 pm – Break

3:45 pm – Heat Press Overview

  • Heat press overview - flat vs. roll
  • What makes a good heat press
  • Tips and Tricks for better outcomes
  • Hands-on exercise, press fabric with prints from printer overview

Day 2

9:00 am – Dye Sub Workflow overview

10:00 am – Break

10:15 am - Dye Sub Color Management: Lecture & Hands-On

RIP Workflow

  • RIP Input and Output settings
  • Spot Color table use
  • Color management Hardware
  • Printer Linearization
  • Ink Limiting
  • Creating a Printer Profile
  • The heat press role in dye sub
  • Color management settings for design programs

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Printing and Transfer Color Management: Hands-On

2:30 pm – Break

2:45 pm - Printing and Transfer-Lab Time: Hands-On

  • Pattern creation
  • Test printing in the Lab area

3:45 am – Lecture and Hands on: Spot Colors

  • Spot Color Lecture
  • Spot Color Replacement Hands On
Logistics
Closest airport is Chicago O'Hare

Hotel with Corporate Discount code of 201631
Hyatt Place
1851 McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-330-1060