Schaumburg, IL – As remote learning has become the norm for elementary, high schools, colleges and universities throughout North America during the COVID pandemic, INX International Ink Co. has raised its educational profile for metal decorating customers. INX University, the quintessential ink industry eLearning resource, has expanded its capabilities and now offers free remote courses in eight languages.
The market leader for metal inks and color management technologies, INX is highly respected by brand owners, converters, designers and marketers worldwide. Designed to help customers better understand a wide range of ink and color topics, INX U provides a unique experience for metal decorators interested in enhancing their professional development, says Sarah Jacks, Manager – INX Color Perfection.
“INX U really helps educate anyone involved in the design and production of metal packaging. It covers topics ranging from the basics of ink and troubleshooting, to a wide variety of insight for color management knowledge,” said Jacks.
“For example, our 2-piece Metal Decorating program has seven Color and Production courses. Color management is an important consideration since printers are now expected to provide their customers with consistent quality to meet exact specifications. That’s evolved on a global level in the last few years. It’s also why it was important for us to update our metal decorating troubleshooting app to be available in more languages as well.”
In addition to English, courses are available in two Spanish language versions – Latin American (Español) and Castilian, which is spoken in Spain – as well as French, German, Italian, Polish and Portuguese. INX hears from customers on a regular basis, with comments ranging from praise to suggestions.
“Overall, we found the course is very informative,” remarked a customer at Myanmar’s Kian Joo Can Factory in Southeast Asia. “It is very helpful and relevant for us to understand the basics of 2-piece metal decorating through the online course.”
Jacks said the feedback she has received is very encouraging.
“It has been a bit of a learning experience for us as well, but overall the comments we’ve received are positive. People taking the courses say it’s great for refreshing their knowledge with the latest updates and good practices relating to handling ink and color. Some beginners have told us it is very informative, especially in regards to printing issues and troubleshooting. And many are appreciative that the courses are flexible and can be completed at their own pace and convenience. In the end, earning a training certificate is a nice reward.”
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