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VersaWorks: Beyond the Basics has been developed to enhance the efficiency and productivity of users’ output, by increasing their knowledge of the advanced features and settings within Roland VersaWorks and VersaWorks Dual.
The full day course has been updated to include new features and functions available in VersaWorks Dual, and follows on from last year’s highly successful VersaWorks 2016 course, whereby 96% of attendees agreed that they would recommend the course to others. Of last year’s course, Jordan Eastwell from We r Signs, commented: “This VersaWorks training was an extremely good learning experience” and found the trainer “extremely helpful and very knowledgeable.”
Conducted in small groups of up to 8 people, students will learn in a hands-on environment with Roland-supplied laptops. The main areas covered in the course are:
- ICC profile creation demonstration
- Colour management
- Printer calibration, set up and maintenance
- Settings and features including variable data, custom cut, step and repeat, and special colour plate generation
- Advanced production techniques and tips
- Workflow automation
- Latest features of VersaWorks and VersaWorks Dual
Roland VersaWorks Dual builds upon the intuitive, easy-to-use capabilities of Roland VersaWorks to provide high-quality printing while adding enhanced processing and editing functions. Roland VersaWorks Dual enables users to work not only with PostScript® files, but also allows for native processing of PDF files to ensure transparency effects are processed accurately. In addition, white or clear ink data can be generated easily in the RIP, ideal for use in producing transparent window graphics, stickers and personalised accessories with special effects. The position and size of special colour data can also be adjusted in the RIP for perfect registration. Features like rotation and mirroring of the data can be configured in the RIP as well, without the need to return to graphic design software. For LEF users, the newly available Maintained Clipped Position function is included which enables you to print designated images only. This feature is useful when extra processes such as clear effects are required for printing specific items.
“A major benefit for Roland customers,” said Greg Stone, Roland DG Australia Product & Marketing Manager, “is that our software is tailored exclusively for Roland DG printers and printer cutters, and optimised to maximise their performance and ease of use. Our colour management tools and other functions have become important factors in the popularity of Roland products worldwide.”
“Now that Roland VersaWorks Dual supports native PDF processing,” Stone continued, “we believe our printers provide an even greater level of value for not only the printing of signs and graphics, but for decorating a wide range of original goods and for prototyping applications such as package printing and press proofs. We are committed to developing powerful, world-class RIP software that makes customers’ work even easier, while expanding their creative potential.”
The software is now available for the following models:
- SOLJET PRO 4 XR-640
- VersaCAMM VS-640i/540i/300i, SP-540i/300i
- VersaSTUDIO BN-20
- VersaEXPRESS RF-640
- VersaUV LEJ-640, LEJ-640FT, LEC-540/330, LEF-20/12
Making its way around the country over the next two years, initial locations and dates for the Mobile Imagination Centre (MIC) have been confirmed. We will be kicking things off in regional New South Wales in February, with the first stop at Brad Jones Racing in Albury on 13th February, followed by Dubbo Showground in Dubbo on 15th February, and Bathurst Showground in Bathurst on 16th February. We are excited to announce that further runs have also been announced in regional Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.
More dates and locations are to be finalised. If you would like to request that the MIC visits your town, head to the registration page on the website, where you can also view the current list of MIC locations and dates: www.imaginationcentre.com.au
Along with the latest Roland devices and applications on display, the MIC will have Roland experts on hand to provide support, to educate, and to inspire. Visitors can register their event attendance via the website and also submit their entry to the 'With Roland' Competition by uploading image/s and details of inspiring work they have created with their Roland equipment. The best entry at each event location will receive an iDecora Desktop Vinyl Cutter and a main prize winner will be selected at the end of the year for a 3 night stay in “paradise”, a beautiful luxury island villa on a two-acre private property on the white sands of Bedarra Island, Mission Beach, Queensland*.
To keep up-to-date with the whereabouts of the MIC, “like” us on Facebook or register your interest on the MIC website, where you can also view event locations and details, blog posts, photos, competition results, and more.
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