Visual Impact is offering a series of hands-on workshops for printers attending the Sydney show, which opens in less than a month.

For printers looking to expand into vehicle wrapping, Graphic Art Mart and Avery Dennison are teaming up to provide free vehicle and graphic training workshops. With three student and three trade sessions running each day, on the hour, the 30-40 minute workshops teach the basics of wrapping techniques and tools, providing hands-on experience.

Trotec Laser will run laser workshops for students, covering how they are generated and used. Featuring practical laser engraving and cutting demonstrations on a Trotec laser machine, the company says its morning workshop highlights the relationship between power and speed.

In the afternoon, the company will run sessions for trade professionals on how to get the most out of their laser equipment for perfect repeatability, minimal waste, and accurate job placement.

At 12.30 and 4:00 every day except Friday, sessions will compare the benefits of galvo and flatbed lasers and where each should be used. Trotec says the session will cover advanced topics such as focus tolerances, border position, wobble function and process automation.

Roland DG is running Heat Transfer workshops. Participants will learn how to create customised clothing and accessories like hats, promotional items or bags, using the company’s print and cut technology.

ICFX Global and Tec-Know Signage will present morning workshops for students on LEDs and the signage industry as a whole, followed by 3pm sessions for professionals titled ‘Think outside the Sign box with LEDs’.

Sessions from Starleaton will cover all aspects of colour management, alongside specialist sessions on sublimation systems.

For printers looking into new software solutions, there will be workshops and demonstrations on the latest iteration of graphic arts software CorelDraw.

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