Upcoming Classes, Week of June 1st. Class Schedule and Description

MONDAY 6/1

Blow Away the Competition with Graphics

What will you learn?

Learn how the top apparel decorators in our industry leverage graphics to blow away their competitors. Can small companies compete at this level without a sophisticated graphics capability? Yes, this is what Digital Art Solutions has been helping our clients do for 28 years. 

Why is this class important?

Learn a strategy for producing graphics at the level of top retail brands without having to rely on freelancers or having a sophisticated art department.

Learn How to:

  1. What tools you need to successfully produce graphics at the highest level. 
  2. How the new Graphics Builder sales and marketing tool kit can set you apart from the competition. 
  3. Identify design components of a successful graphic. 
  4. Leverage graphics via social media to increase your reach. 
  5. Leave your competitors in the dust with relevant graphics that open up new opportunities and help you to retain your clients.  

WEDNESDAY 6/3

Vinyl Cutter Basics

What will you learn?

Learn the basics of operating a vinyl cutter for apparel graphics and decals. This class will cover both the physical operation of the cutter, but also art and graphics preparation. Learn how to maximize both your profitability and efficiency with a cutter.

Why is this class important?

Vinyl graphics is one of the easiest and most profitable decoration processes in our industry, this class will enable you to get the most out of your cutter..

Learn How to:

  1. Identify market opportunities for vinyl graphics and decals
  2. Set up your cutter an interface communication with  your cutting software
  3. Prepare graphics for the vinyl cutting process and output them to your cutter
  4. Avoid common pitfalls associated with vinyl graphics 
  5. Adapt graphics from the new Graphics Builder collections for vinyl

FRIDAY 6/3

Graphics Builder for Embroidery and Applique

What will you learn?

Learn how to adapt the graphics from our new Graphics Builder sales and marketing tool kit for embroidery and applique. Embroidery can be a boring process with uninspired graphics, learn how to create graphics that sell and separate you from the competition. 

Why is this class important?

The process of adapting graphics for embroidery and applique can be a confusing and frustrating process. This class will take the mystery out of this process and give you a practical skills set for adapting graphics for embroidery and applique. 

Learn How to:

  1. Identify market opportunities for custom embroidery and applique graphics
  2. Select graphical elements that are suitable for embroidery and applique
  3. Prepare vector graphics for embroidery and applique
  4. Avoid common pitfalls associated with embroidery and applique
  5. Adapt graphics from the new Graphics Builder collections for embroidery and applique

MONDAY 6/8

Graphics Builder for Print and Cut

What will you learn?

Learn how to adapt the graphics from our new Graphics Builder sales and marketing tool kit for print and cut. Popular print and cut devices include the Roland VersaCam as well as vinyl cutters equipped with optical registrations systems for cutting out printed graphics. Learn how to create impactful graphics that are ideally suited for print and cut using heat transfers, sublimation and full color decals. 

Why is this class important?

Print and cut is a popular decoration technique, but can be complex and frustrating. The class will identify a skill set that can be used to maximize your productivity and sales with print and cut devices.

Learn How to:

  1. Identify market opportunities for print and cut graphics
  2. Maximize sales by creating impactful graphics that are suited for this process
  3. Set up a print and cut contour line around a vector graphic or bitmap
  4. Streamline the workflow between the cutter and printer
  5. Avoid common pitfalls associated with print and cut graphics
  6. Turn print and cut into a profit center for your business. 

WEDNESDAY 6/10

CorelDRAW Advanced Skill Set

What will you learn?

Most people engaged in graphics use a small portion of CorelDRAW to produce graphics. This class will identify key power user skills that can be used to get maximum  visual value out of your graphics. It’s easy to get lost in the features of CorelDRAW, we will identify the power user features that will make a difference in your graphics. 

Why is this class important?

Learning CorelDRAW can be very time consuming and frustrating. This class will identify practical skills that anyone can use to improve the appearance of their graphics. Better graphics will help you to sell more. 

Learn How to:

  1. Identify key power user features in CorelDRAW
  2. Explore new power users features in CorelDRAW 2020
  3. Contrast traditional production steps in CorelDRAW with automated steps using Smart Designer Pro
  4. Effectively user PowerClips, Bitmap Masking, Photoraphic effects. Transparency, Artistic Media effects and the new Live Sketch tool
  5. Effectively product graphics that sell

FRIDAY 6/12

Preparing for Back to School

What will you learn?

Back to School is one of the most critical sales seasons in the decorated apparel industry. This upcoming back to school season is going to be unique and challenging. This class will outline strategies for adapting to our new selling environment. 

Why is this class important?

Learning  a practical skills set for maximizing market opportunities for schools, teams and sports. 

Learn How to:

  1. Identify key opportunities for schools, teams, and sports
  2. Target decision-makers with proactive marketing campaigns 
  3. Use graphics as your secret weapon to separate yourself from the competition
  4. Leverage social media to promote your company and products
  5. Develop fund-raising programs using e-commerce technology to maximize sales and market reach.