- Gain practical tips, techniques and resources.
- Be inspired with new ideas to elevate your business.
- Choose from 16 sessions each led by industry experts.
- All this for just $195!
imagiNATION is for all Roland inkjet owners, operators and designers, from small and new shops to large operations. The only requirement is that you operate a registered Roland inkjet printer. There are several workshops throughout the day for everyone from owners to production personnel and print designers. Choose a workshop track that is best for you or customize your own!
Choose from one of four tracks designed to elevate your skills and expand your profitability: Software & Design, Color, New Applications, or Business. Or mix and match from the following Workshops for your custom curriculum. It's your choice.
Choose from one of four tracks designed to elevate your skills and expand your profitability: Software & Design, Color, New Applications or Business. You can also mix and match from the following workshops to build your custom curriculum. It's your choice.
Richard Childress is the president and chief executive officer of Richard Childress Racing, a 15-time championship stock car racing organization. He was an independent driver who got his NASCAR start in 1969 and earned 76 top-10 finishes in 285 starts. In 1984, he and Dale Earnhardt teamed together full time and went on to make history.
As creative director for Roland DGA, Dan Wilson is responsible for overseeing the creative design and communications for the company's product marketing, advertising, literature, website, public relations, video and trade show efforts.
Eric Zimmerman serves as Roland DGA's product manager for color products, responsible for managing the company's wide-format inkjet printer line. Zimmerman's background includes 17 years in the sign industry, including eight years as owner and operator of his own sign shop, SSB Sign Design.
Session: Designing for Wide-Format
Greg Collin serves as product manager for Roland DGA Corp., responsible for managing the company's digital signage product line. Collin's background includes more than 15 years in marketing, sales and support positions for the graphics industry, including experience with audio/visual products.
Mark O'Connor serves as Roland DGA's business development manager for digital signage, responsible for developing sales and distribution channels for the company's new DisplayStudio digital signage solution. O'Connor's background includes more than 20 years of experience in the tradeshow and graphics industry, including five years as Roland's corporate events manager.
As senior graphic designer for Roland DGA, Priya Garcia is responsible for designing a wide range of materials, from product brochures and advertisements to print files, samples and wide-format trade show graphics, for each of the company's product lines. Garcia has more than 20 years of graphic design experience for both print and electronic mediums.
Jeff DiToro serves as Roland DGA's senior global software product manager, responsible for managing the company's software product line and for guiding the development of future software initiatives supporting Roland devices.
Juergen Roesch is Business Development Manager at GMG Americas. He's worked for more than 20 years in color managing wide format, proofing and printing, working closely with developers to keep user interfaces understandable and usable. During the past 10 years with GMG, he has helped hundreds of customers achieve exceptional color output. Widely connected throughout the color management industry in North America and the UK, Roesch serves as member of the color management board for the Printing Industries of America (PIA) and works closely with both manufacturers and customers to improve their print quality and productivity.
Ken has 30 years of experience in the digital imaging industry, starting in customer service and field work to business development and sales. For the last 12 years, Ken has focused on the digital fabric printing and the dye sublimation industry. He brings a unique perspective to the industry looking at hardware, application and supplies and keeping up industry trends. Currently he is the Business Development Director for Aberdeen Fabrics, a leader in supplying high quality printable fabrics directly to the graphic's industry.
As vice president for government and business information for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association International (SGIA), Marci Kinter oversees the development of management resources for the association and represents the screen printing and digital imaging industries, as well as their associated supplier base, before federal and state regulatory agencies and the U.S.
Session: Sustainabilty 101
As the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for CGS, Marcus has been dedicated to the printing industry for over 15 years. Starting in Germany and the UK, and now in the US he has dedicated himself and his sales teams to bringing the best solutions to companies worldwide.
Session: Color Is Subjective, Not Objective
Bruce is a Technical Support Specialist at X-Rite/Pantone. His background includes working for several RIP and printer manufacturers in the graphic arts marketplace. His role at X-Rite is to help demystify color management tools and software, and to assist in changing color management from a laborious task to something that ultimately saves time and effort for those who use it. Bruce looks forward to assisting Roland imagiNATION attendees to see that Color Management can be both straightforward as well as profitable.
Owners of industry-renowned Digital EFX Wraps, Matt Richart and Dallas Fowler operate a full-service vehicle graphics company specializing in wrap design, print and installation. Both bring more than 20 years of experience from the graphics industry to the vehicle graphics industry and are recognized experts in the art of advertising on vehicles.
Skip Grant is an internationally known industry leader that has guided and motivated dealers, franchises, manufacturers and end users from around the world. In the past 30 years, he has dedicated himself and his employees to helping thousands of companies implement digital printing and cutting capabilities in the sign, screen printing and labeling industries.
Steven Jackson is a technician and trainer for Groupe Stahl. As an 11-year veteran in the apparel industry, Steven has developed an in-depth knowledge of heat applied graphics processes and trends. He has also developed a one-of-a-kind hands-on workshop for the Roland VersaCAMM® and is the site administrator for MyVersaCAMM.com
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An award-winning professional with more than 30 years of roll-up-your-sleeves experience in sales, marketing, new product development and training, Vince DiCecco has made significant contributions to the success of Fortune 200 companies, the United States Coast Guard, and numerous small- to mid-sized businesses.
With experience in global brand marketing, procurement, and product design and manufacturing, James Cleere and Rob Hayes own Snap Products, Ltd., the pioneers of digital printing for the promotional merchandise industry in the UK.
As founder and managing director of Snap Products, Ltd., James Cleere applies his extensive knowledge of both screen printing and ink technologies to managing the company's product lines, including Digital Blanks. A former print production manager, Cleere is well versed in all aspects of digital printing and an expert on full-color direct printing technologies for promotional products.
Rob Hayes is marketing director of Snap Products, Ltd., responsible for creating and implementing the sales and marketing strategy for Digital Blanks across global markets. With experience in procurement, brand activation and direct marketing strategy for multinational organizations, Hayes understands the value of digitally-printed promotional merchandise and its potential applications.
To book your stay in Las Vegas, please use the SGIA housing service.
Your registration for imagiNATION 2014 does not include a badge for SGIA. You must register for the SGIA show separately if you wish to visit the show.