The Digital Academy SAI Flexi Workshop – from Sign Design to Production, software at Work

Who's the course for?

Whether new to Flexi or an existing user, this workshop will aid you in becoming more creative and productive using Flexi for all your designing, cutting, print&cut and printing activities. Get introduced to all the latest features and the many Flexi 12 product enhancements. All attendees are required to bring laptops with them.

Digital Academy Lounge Digital Academy Classroom

Course Syllabus

Welcome

Introduction : The FlexiFAMILY

  • DESIGN – CUTTING – PDF RIP – PRINT&CUT

  • The EDITOR

  • The PRODUCTION MANAGER

  • www.SAiCloud.com

The EDITOR

  • DTP Design software vs SignMaking Design software

  • Design Central : the one place that knows & remembers -> Object Oriented approach

  • Design Editor : the complete overview & details

  • Workspaces : feel at home …

  • Preferences

  • Color Management Settings

  • Flexi understands Vinyl : have Flexi search for you

  • All effects

  • Combine/Weld

  • Lens

  • Stripe

  • Outline

  • ContourCut

  • Underbase

  • Finisher

  • Distort

  • Shadow

  • Color Trapping

  • Blend

  • Rhinestone fill

  • Import & Export : all popular file formats

  • Templates & Graphic Styles

  • (Auto) Serialisation

  • B&W + Color Vectorisation : extensive set of cleanup tools

  • ContourCut made easy : vector & bitmap

  • TrueShapeNesting : media saving for sticker production

  • Artwork Approval Tool : get online job approval from your customer.

  • Text & Text Styles , AutoWelding

  • Braille / Barcode / QR Code / Data Matrix

  • Bitmap Edition & Adobe plug-ins

  • Front end to VersaWorks & RasterLink

The CUT/PLOT + RIP and PRINT dialogue windows

  • Interfaces between EDITOR and PM

  • Printer & Cutter options

  • Production Tools : Tiling / (Auto)Weeding / (Auto) Welding / Overcut …

The PRODUCTION MANAGER

  • Preferences

  • Adding a printer, adding a cutter

  • Copy setup (different ICC profile?)

  • Configure Printer&Cutter for Print&Cut

  • Default job properties

  • Job properties : WYSIWYG

  • Support File Formats

  • Color Management

  • Advanced Color Management : rendering intends & Pure Hue’s

  • (Pantone) Spotcolor handling/mapping

  • Tiling made easy, Tile-Flip, print Tile-map

  • (Cutter) Registration marks

  • (Textile) Step&Repeat

  • Break Apart (multi-page PDF’s)

  • Finishing Tools : Grommets / Bleed & Folds / Canvas

  • Object Color Control (Replace or Finetune colors)

  • Nesting & Nesting-Alignment

  • Ink Estimation

  • HotFolders setup for automated workflow

Question & Answers

Location & Booking

The Digital Academy Coalville, Leicestershire.

24th October 2017 | 10am to 4pm

To book yourself onto the course, fill out the form below.

Tutor Profile

Marc Hermans, has over 30 years of experience in the CAD and Signmaking markets, both in technical and commercial positions. He joined SAi over 15 years ago and is currently Sales Director at the European headquarters in Zaventem, Belgium.

£100/per person Includes lunch & all course materials
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