Artwork Systems Launches Best Practice Workshops
Artwork Systems has created a new technology centre at its UK office in Redditch in order to have the facilities to host a series of major new ‘Best Practice’ workshops, which are designed to provide customers with the skills to ensure they are using their Artwork Systems software to its full potential. The UK workshops will be based on similar events held recently by the company in Germany, which have been so successful that virtually every one has been sold out with extra workshops required for several products.
Artwork Systems plans to repeat the concept at key subsidiary sites throughout Europe during 2007. Each ‘Best Practice’ workshop will last for one or two days and the first UK events, covering Nexus, will take place Jan. 22-23 and Jan. 24-25 January. Artwork Systems senior UK product specialist, Nigel Wild, has been put in charge of the UK workshops and will take the Nexus event himself. “The new ‘Best Practice’ workshops will be totally different in content and aims to our seminars, which look at new functionality and features offered by the latest software updates,” says Nigel Wild. “What the workshops will do is show operators how to use their software more effectively and how best to implement it with other technologies such as MIS, JDF, PDF etc.
“Even people who have used Artwork Systems software for many years will be able to learn how to apply the latest functionality in everyday use. I had one example only a few weeks ago where an experienced Nexus operator was spending about 30 minutes to split separations for a progressive proof. I quickly showed him how to achieve the same result in less than a minute and he was delighted.”
The initial series of ‘Best Practice’ workshops will be held between January and July next year and each will be dedicated to an Artwork Systems product or to a technology such as PDF, MIS/XML, screening and calibration etc. There will also be a workshop on Illustrator.