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GIA and Scanvec Amiable Launch "Maximizing Flexi" Power User Seminar Tour

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Akron, Ohio ­ March 30, 2005 ­ The Graphic Intelligence Agency, Inc. (GIA) is partnering with Scanvec Amiable this spring to present a seminar designed to help Flexi users expand their color knowledge and RIP expertise. "MAXIMIZING FLEXI: Power User Seminar Tour" will be presented in 12 North American cities from May through June 2005. With a focus on digital printing, topics will include utilizing DesignCentral, maximizing workflow efficiency, and getting the best color possible. Mark Rugen, long established as the premier Flexi expert, is now the newest agent with the GIA and will conduct each of the 1-day training sessions. With over 15 years of experience in the graphics and sign industry, Rugen is the only Scanvec Amiable certified Flexi trainer worldwide. Mark's unmatched product knowledge and captivating teaching methods make him the perfect fit for GIA's renowned graphics industry seminars. Seminar Registration Registration will available online at www.graphintel.com/flexi or by phone at 888.439.4403. The $249 cost includes lunch, GIA's Flexi manual, and an extensive toolkit packed with resources and reference materials. Sign up by April 22 using the early bird code FLEXTIME and save 10% off! Locations & Dates Chicago - May 10   Columbus - May 12   Toronto - May 17   Baltimore - May 19   New York - May 24   Boston - May 26   Atlanta - May 31   Detroit - June 2 San Diego - June 7 San Francisco - June 9 Long Beach - June 14 Vancouver - June 16 Agenda Overview If you have some Flexi experience, but need to make more out of all of its powerful features, this seminar is perfect for you. "Maximizing Flexi" is an intermediate to advanced level program designed to transform attendees into Flexi power users. You will learn about overlooked Flexi features and all the new updates for version 7.6. We will show you how to optimize your digital print workflow for speed and productivity. You'll also learn advanced vinyl and contour cutting techniques and understand how to manage color from start to finish. Finally, you'll be able to match monitor to print and match customer colors and vinyl specs. As Mark Rugen says, "Red is red, not orange." We will show you how to apply color profiles, whether using built-in and third-party media profiles or creating your own custom profiles with Color Profiler. "There are a powerful set of color management and digital printing tools within our popular Flexi program," said Jim Cain, Director of Sales for Scanvec Amiable, "and we're excited to bring together the best in color management with the Graphic Intelligence Agency, the best Flexi trainer in Mark Rugen, and the best sign software in the industry to help our best customers better understand these digital sign making and printing tools." "Understanding color management, media profiling and the latest software tools is essential to a profitable sign shop," said Rick Scrimger, Director of GIA's San Diego training center. "Flexi has tons of great tools to help get great color output on the latest generation of eco-solvent print technologies. We're happy to partner with Scanvec Amiable to help Flexi users understand and harness the power of their RIP software." The 9am-4pm seminars will feature the Mimaki eco-solvent inkjet printer along with inkjet media from Avery Graphics. Representatives from Scanvec Amiable, Mimaki and Avery will attend each training seminar and will be available to answer questions.

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