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GIA and GretagMacbeth Present Digital Sign Making Seminar, “Making the Leap to Digital”

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(Akron, Ohio – July 27, 2005) This fall, the GIA and GretagMacbeth will offer a digital sign making seminar, “Making the Leap to Digital.” The seminar will tour 19 North American cities with the support of Onyx Graphics, Roland DGA, Avery Graphics, Seal Graphics and National Business Media. During this full day of training, attendees will get the jump on their competition with the latest tools and techniques for professional display graphics. The program is designed to benefit new to intermediate level digital sign makers, print service providers, and sign franchises; as well as anyone who needs help transitioning from traditional sign making or integrating digital components into their workflow. Topics include: • Signage market opportunities • Growing your digital business • Fundamentals of digital technology • Differences between aqueous, mild solvent, solvent and UV-cure • RIP tools and features to improve your workflow and color • Matching spot colors, including printing ‘vinyl’ colors • Printing color signs and banners with confidence • Output and screen-to-print color management • Getting the most out of your media • Finishing and mounting “Sign making has entered the digital age. New print technologies, RIP controls and applications have arrived alongside new challenges like uncoated media and color management,” said Rick Scrimger, Director of GIA San Diego. “But just like before, your tools are only effective if you know how to use them.” Registration For the complete agenda, venue information and online registration, visit www.graphintel.com/dsm, or call 888.439.4403. The $199 seminar fee includes lunch and the GIA Digital Sign Toolkit. This kit is packed with digital "tools of the trade" including GIA's Digital Basics manual, Color Management manual, seminar slides, reference CD-ROM (including eLearning developed by GIA for Onyx, Seal and GretagMacbeth), Avery Media Selector Guide and $500 in discounts on media, periodicals and handson training.