Visual Impact unveils workshops

Upcoming printing convention Visual Impact will be hosting a number of workshops for attendees to see the latest technology, systems and developments in sign, display, engraving and wide format with this years’ theme, inspiring the future.

Graphic Art Mart and Avery Dennison will be presenting free vehicle and graphic training workshops throughout the show, with three student and three trade sessions available throughout each day. These vehicle wrapping sessions will run on the hour for about 30-40 minutes, taking delegates through the basics and providing hands-on experience with wrapping techniques and tools.

Trotec Laser will run two introduction to laser basics workshop for students each morning, covering how laser beams are generated and used. The sessions will feature practical laser engraving and cutting demonstrations on a Trotec laser machine, highlighting the relationship between power and speed.

In the afternoon, the company will run four sessions for trade professionals. At 1.30 and 3pm, visitors can learn how to get the most out of their laser equipment for perfect repeatability, waste minimisation and accurate job placement, using the latest laser technology, job control and materials processing systems.

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At 12.30 every day and 4pm every day except Friday, further sessions will compare the benefits of galvo and flatbed lasers. As well as discussing situations where each should be used, the in-depth session will cover advanced topics such as focus tolerances, border position, wobble function and process automation.

Roland DG will run heat transfer workshops throughout the show, where participants will learn how to create customised clothing and accessories like hats, promotional items, bags and more, using the company’s print and cut technology, while ICFX Global and Tec-Know Signage will present morning workshops for students on LEDs and the Signage Industry, followed by 3pm sessions for professionals titled Think outside the sign box with LEDs. Another highlight for visitors is sure to be workshops each morning and afternoon looking at the new CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2017, the latest version of the industry’s favourite graphics solution.

Designed to maximise creative potential, the latest powerful version of CorelDraw offers a number of new tools and shortcuts to enhance productivity and workflow, and will be well worth a look at the show.

Visual Impact Sydney is on from Wednesday October 11 until Friday October 13 at the ICC, Darling Harbour. The show is free for industry professionals to attend, but bookings are essential – to register go to the Visual Connections website. 

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