training in the classroom
Training in the classroom. (Image courtesy THE NBM SHOW)

THE NBM SHOW Means Education


BROOMFIELD, Colo.—THE NBM SHOW travels to Arlington, Texas March 8–10 and it’s your first chance of the year to take advantage of the many training opportunities—both in the classroom and in the hall—that are offered to all attendees on a complimentary basis.

THE NBM SHOW is designed to serve and support companies catering to all or a portion of the graphics-related markets covered by Printwear, Sign & Digital Graphics, and Awards & Engraving magazine, which are all produced by Broomfield, Colorado-based National Business Media (NBM).

The cross-market approach to the shows is reflected not just in the exhibitors participating but also in the training.

Throughout the three days of the show, select exhibitors will be offering Training Stops, which are 15–30-minute in-booth presentations. The shortened time frame allows attendees to learn something new about a topic, a machine, or a product while walking the hall, and the exhibitors are happy to give attendees some one-on-one time to answer more questions after their presentations. Participating exhibitors and topics will be posted closer to the show.

Training in the hall. (Image courtesy THE NBM SHOW)

As for training in the classroom, the first opportunity is for the attendees who get there the day before the show actually starts.

On Wednesday, March 7, Equipment Zone will present a day-long workshop entitled “Direct-to-Garment Printing Using the Epson F2000 Printer.” It is scheduled 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

On Thursday, March 8, the exhibit hall opens at 10 a.m. but the training begins at 8 a.m. The entire training schedule, with links for more information, is as follows:

Thursday, March 8

8–9:30 a.m.

What Do I Need to Start Doing Sublimation? presented by JDS Industries

CorelDRAW for Beginners and Intermediate presented by Action Illustrated

Screen Print 101 presented by GSG

New Laser Tips & Tricks: Laser System Techniques to Save Time and Increase Your Profits presented by Epilog Laser

10–11 a.m.

The Beginner’s Guide to Photoresist and Sandcarving presented by Rayzist Photomask

Beyond Basic: How to Take Your Heat Printing Business to the Next Level presented by STAHLS’

Get in Touch with Promotional Products presented by PPAI

The Gold Mine of UV Printing presented by PDS Equipment

1–2:30 p.m.

Maximizing Productivity in CorelDRAW for Apparel Decoration and Personalization presented by Digital Art Solutions

4–5:30 p.m.

Winning Combo: Boost Product Value by Adding Embroidery to Print presented by Melco

Grow Your Business Using Rhinestones, Heat Transfer Vinyl and Sign Vinyl presented by The Rhinestone World

Laser Material Processing: User Tips and Tricks presented by Universal Laser Systems

Friday, March 9

8–9:30 a.m.

Road to Sublimation Success presented by Condé Systems

Cracking the Pricing Code: Strategically Price Your Products with Rhinestones, HTV and Sign Vinyl presented by The Rhinestone World

Lasers, Learn, Leverage, Lead presented by Trotec Laser

Converting Vector Artwork to Embroidery, Applique and Monogramming without Digitizing presented by Digital Art Solutions

10–11 a.m.

Learn the Latest About Heat Transfer Vinyl! presented by GSG

Profits, Potential & Possibilities with Sandcarving presented by IKONICS Imaging

Screen Printing with Just a Heat Press presented by Transfer Express

SUBLIMATION 101 - 'Back to Basics' presented by Sublimation101

1–2:30 p.m.

What’s the Right Choice for Me? A Discussion on Epson’s Direct-to-Garment Technology presented by IT Supplies

4–5:30 p.m.

Will Digital Transfer Systems Make DTG Obsolete? presented by Condé Systems

Mastering Multi-Decorating with Rhinestones and Heat presented by Digital Art Solutions

Behind the Print presented by Ryonet

Win with Sublimation! Sublimation tips and tricks to help ramp up your profits! presented by Johnson Plastics Plus

Saturday, March 10

8–9:30 a.m.

Hoop It Up presented by GSG

How to Boost Your Sales and Design Creativity with CorelDRAW and TRW Design Wizard presented by The Rhinestone World

Adding Promotional Products to Your Business presented by The Advertising Specialty Institute/ASI

Expand your business with Heat Transfer Print Technology… more than T-Shirts! presented by Johnson Plastics Plus

10–11 a.m.

How to Start & Grow Your Business with a Heat Press presented by STAHLS’

Increased Profits and Success with Dye Sublimation Printing presented by Coastal Business Supplies, Epson America

THE NBM SHOW also announces its 2018 Recognized Professional Program. All of those who participate in any of the classes from the Training by Exhibitors in the Classroom program will receive a Recognized Professional certificate. You will get one certificate for every onsite class you attend. This class certificate is available exclusively to attendees at THE NBM SHOW and lets your customers know you are committed to keeping up with the latest industry trends.

Get more information and register for Arlington stop here, and see the entire 2018 show schedule here.

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