MONDAY 6/15

Build Your Business with Graphics+

What will you learn?

The Graphics Builder is your edge — it’s the complete graphics toolbox that’ll enhance both your marketing and your sales trajectories, in one fell swoop.  It’ll give you the tools you need to start out-performing your competition ​now ​ , and it’ll empower your team — and your customers — at the same time. 

Why is this class important?

Are you ready for a new Sales & Marketing tool that’ll change the way you do business? Welcome our Graphics Builder to the mix! This complete kit gives you everything you need to design excellence in-house

Learn How to:

  1. Arm yourself with the capabilities you need to impress new customers.
  2. Develop high-quality, one-of-a-kind graphics for your customers.  
  3. Combine ready-made graphics with vector graphical elements, textures, and one-of-a-kind fonts to make sure you always have ​just ​what your customers are looking for.
  4. Increase your in-house productivity, allow you to attract a wider customer base, and give you a competitive edge.
  5. Spend less time on researching & creating custom graphics and give yourself more time to impress your customers.

WEDNESDAY 6/17

Creating Multi-Decoration Products that Sell

What will you learn?

Multi-Decoration is the process of creating products that combine multiple production processes. Multi-Decoration can combine vinyl graphics, screen print, DTG, embroidery, applique, sublimation and even rhinestones. One plus One is not Two. One plus One is Four. The perfect storm of easy to produce, high perceived value and high profit margins. 

Why is this class important? 

Learn how to create high impact multi-decoration products that set you apart from the competition and will grow your business.

Learn How to:

  1. Identify opportunities in your community for multi-decoration products.
  2. What tools you will need to create multi-decoration products.
  3. Produce multi-decoration graphics that combine multiple processes.
  4. Develop a sales strategy to exploit market opportunities. 
  5. Leverage social media to sell your multi-decoration products.

FRIDAY 6/19

Increase Your Sales with Athletic Tails

What will you learn?

You might not know what an Athletic tail is, but you will recognize it when you see it. Athletic tails are a classic graphical style that fits across a wide range of applications. Most folks associate tails with sports, but they are also an ideal style for corporate apparel, events and specialty graphics. 

Why is this class important? 

This class will examine real world usage of athletic tails and how you can use them to increase  your sales. 

Learn How to:

  1. Identify opportunities in your community for athletic tails.
  2. Edit and manipulate athletic tail templates.
  3. Incorporate athletic tails into your design portfolio.
  4. Use athletic tails across multiple production processes including vinyl graphics, DTG printing, screen printing and applique. 
  5. Set up product renderings in order to create dynamic virtual samples. 

Monday 6/22

Strategies for Cleaning Up Logos

What will you learn?

One of the biggest challenges in our industry is cleaning up garbage artwork from our clients. Clients don’t know good from bad, and it falls on our laps to fix. We all have better things to do than bury our head in a computer cleaning up logos. There is a solution, and this class will identify your options for dealing with customer supplied artwork. There is hope.

Why is this class important? 

Learn how to take control over customer supplied artwork and convert images into production ready vector artwork

Learn How to:

  1. Evaluate customer supplied artwork. 
  2. Determine a strategy for cleaning up customer supplied artwork.
  3. Vectorize bitmaps using state of the art technology.
  4. Use an outsourced graphics service to convert bitmaps to vector art.
  5. Convert logos to production ready sew files without digitizing
  6. Set up product renderings in order to create dynamic virtual samples. 

Wednesday 6/24

Business Opportunities with Masks

What will you learn?

Masks are now part of our lives and don’t look to go away soon. Many of our clients have shifted a portion of their business to custom imprinted masks. As schools look to reopen in the fall, many school districts are requiring students and teachers to wear masks. 

Masks have created an unexpected business opportunity and we will teach you a strategy to get involved. 

Why is this class important? 

This class will outline a strategy for producing and selling masks using popular production processes. 

Learn How to:

  1. Identify market opportunities for masks. 
  2. Source blanks for mask production.
  3. Choose a production process for decorating masks
  4. Adapt custom graphics to decorate masks
  5. Leverage social media and ecommerce to sell masks. 

FRIDAY 6/26

Business Opportunities with Digital Photos

What will you learn?

With the latest digital camera and mobile phone technology, creating a quality photo is literally a snap. On the other hand, turning that photo into a product that sells is another story. This class will examine opportunities to convert  your photos into high demand personalized products using popular imprinting technologies. The class will focus on sublimation, DTG, white toner laser/Oki printers and print and cut. 

Why is this class important? 

Learn how to take control over your photos and produce impactful products that sell. 

Learn How to:

  1. Identify opportunities in your community for photographic products
  2. Edit and manipulate photos including, cropping, image enhancement, and color correction
  3. PowerClip photos graphics into interactive design templates
  4. Prep a photo for contour cutting with a print and cut device.
  5. Set up product renderings in order to create dynamic virtual samples. 
  6. Leverage social media to sell your personalized products