2017 Graphic Users’ Association Conference
Our GUA University Training and Certification Program will document your enhanced skills—making you more valuable to your business and clients

Applications of GUA knowledge are driving business growth around the world.

GUA University classes will be held May 8th and May 9th—the two days prior to the start of our GUA Conference. Our networking and continuing education sessions will help you explore and expand possibilities across all segments of the printing industry.

GUA Certificate

Session attendees will be awarded a formal certificate documenting their participation, new skills and knowledge.

Please review class schedules, course content and instructors’ information below.

$275 Per Person GUA University Classes $275 Per Person GUA University Classes REGISTER NOW

GUA University Class Descriptions

Expand Arrow   Optimizing and Administering Your PRINERGY Workflow

Course Instructors

Jason Farlette
Jim Cavanagh

KODAK’S PRINERGY Workflow System enables prepress departments to run with great productivity. This course will help administrators of the PRINERGY system to ensure their PRINERGY system and prepress department is running as efficiently as possible.

PRINERGY System Users Will

  • Learn how to administer their KODAK PRINERGY system for maximum up-time, throughput and functionality.
  • Understand IT considerations when configuring and using the PRINERGY system.
  • Identify automation opportunities in their own shop.
  • Virtualization & Disaster Recovery

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Expand Arrow   PRINERGY Rules-Based Automation (RBA) Beginners

Course Instructors

Mike Bialko
Hisato Takeuchi
Patrick Kerr

This course is designed to introduce you to the powerful KODAK PRINERGY Rules-Based Automation (RBA) tools within the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System. The class will include presentations, application examples, group activities and hands-on exercises on a live PRINERGY system. By the end of the course you will have a clear understanding of what RBA is, and how RBA can be used to automate various aspects of your workflow. You should be able write simple rules as a result of your classroom exercises.

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Expand Arrow   PRINERGY Rules-Based Automation (RBA) Advanced

Course Instructors

Jason Farlette
Jim Cavanagh
Hisato Takeuchi

This course is to be taken after you have successfully completed the KODAK PRINERGY Rules-Based Automation (RBA) Beginners session. The RBA Advanced course curriculum picks up where the RBA beginners course leaves off. The classroom time is focused on as much hands-on interaction with the system as possible, working through a series of exercises designed to explore the more powerful and real-world aspects of RBA. By the end of this course you will have enough experience to write RBA complex rules to automate a multitude of aspects within your production workflow.

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Expand Arrow   PREPS Imposition Software

Course Instructors

Patrick Kerr
Jim Cavanagh

This class provides an overview of KODAK PREPS Software and demonstrates how it can dramatically reduce job costs and turnaround time.

Preps Users Will Learn

  • Discover how PREPS supports complex jobs for digital and conventional print using a variety of content elements and data coming from multiple sources.
  • You’ll also understand how PREPS can easily streamline and deliver fully automated impositioning within a workflow and much more.

Learn More About KODAK PREPS Imposition Software

Learn More About Download the Preps Brochure

Expand Arrow   COLORFLOW Software

Course Instructors

Richard Theis
Mike Bialko
William Li

Learn how COLORFLOW can help you save time and achieve amazing color accuracy through its innovative and integrated Color Management solution. This course will examine core concepts of color management, industry color trends, harmony migration, and how COLORFLOW works to optimize your color to achieve Museum Quality Color, and integrates into your workflow.

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Expand Arrow   Packaging Workflow Solutions

Course Instructors

Mike Bialko
Steve Miller
Brenda Power

This class provides an overview of the Packaging Software from KODAK SPOTLESS software in KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System, Acrobat tools, Trapping, Layout creation using Pandora and PLA, and TIFF Assembler Plus. Kodak will demonstrate how it can dramatically reduce job costs and turnaround time.

Packaging Users Will Learn

  • See how easy it is to switch to a SPOTLESS Workflow from using dedicated Spot colors on jobs.
  • Learn how to easily trap files using the Advanced PRINERGY trapper.
  • Learn how to easily apply per object screening in Acrobat using DotShop and to create touch-bump plates using PDF Platebuilder.
  • Learn how to deal with Artwork changes after the file has been proofed or trapped by using PDF Merge and PDF File Editor.
  • Learn how to create simple layouts in Pandora and seeing the new features in 3.1.1.
  • Learn how PLA (KODAK PRINERGY Layout Automation) can automate your packaging layout creation using RBA.
  • Learn how TIFF Assembler Plus can be your Swiss Army knife of tools for working with 1 & 8 Bit TIFF data or even LEN files.
  • Learn more about PRINERGY Workflow for Packaging

Learn More About PRINERGY Powerpack Workflow

Trisoft Success Applications of Packaging Workflow Video

Expand Arrow   INSITE Prepress Portal

Course Instructors

Brenda Power
Hisato Takeuchi
Mike Bialko

This class provides an overview of KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal, covering all of the new updates and features as well as how to use old features of KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal. Additional topics to be covered include Secure Links, KODAK PRINERGY Rules-Based Automation (RBA), upload info sheets and much more!

Learn More About INSITE PRESS PORTAL

Download the INSITE Brochure

Expand Arrow   NEW! Digital Workflow

Course Instructors

Patrick Kerr

Prinergy Workflow offers production users a one stop shop for page production. Traditionally, this has been through your typical CtP process. Today, quicker turn times and shorter runs have become the norm and, with the availability of high quality digital output, now is the time to learn how to take advantage of this using your Prinergy Workflow.

This course will walk you through the basics from set-up, to document definition, to Track and automation. Learn the tricks to extract more value out of your Prinergy Workflow solution by using a digital workflow.

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€695 Full Rate  GUA University Course Schedule
Jason Farlette

Jason Farlette

Kodak PRINERGY
 |  Product Support Specialist

A member of the Unified Workflow Product Support Team, Jason has worked as a developer on a many products including PlateMaster, Evo, NewsManager, KODAK PRINERGY, and most recently RBA. With the Unified Workflow Systems Product Support Group his primary focus is on KODAK PRINERGY automation and systems issues. He has been in the software industry for 25 years, including 19 with Kodak in development and support roles.

Email Address  jason.farlette@kodak.com

Jim Cavanagh

Jim Cavanagh

Production Workflow
 |  Product Support Specialist

As a member of the Kodak Worldwide Product Support Specialists team, Jim is primarily focused on Unified Workflow Solutions production software portfolio. He has been supporting Prinergy and Preps for over 15 years at Kodak and uses that experience, along with being a JDF Certified Expert, to help users maximize the potential in our products.

Mike Bialko

Mike Bialko

Packaging Workflow
 |  WW Technical Product Manager

As a key member of the Kodak Worldwide Product Management team, Michael is a Technical Product Manager for the industry leading Unified Workflow Solutions packaging software portfolio. Michael’s particular expertise in the packaging industry covers a broad range of flexographic and offset customer support and competitive workflows. Michael is a key workflow representative at global industry tradeshows and customer training events to share his wealth of knowledge in the prepress and packaging fields. Michael brings over 25 years of experience and expertise from the prepress, print, and packaging industry.

Email Address  mike.bialko@kodak.com

Hisato Takeuchi

Hisato Takeuchi

Portals
 |  Product Support Specialist

A member of the Unified Workflow Product Support Team, Hisato is a Product Support Specialist primarily focused on the Portal product line, such as InSite Creative Workflow and Prepress Portal. Hisato has over 12 years of experience and expertise in the prepress and printing industry, including 8 in development and quality assurance roles.

Email Address  hisato.takeuchi@kodak.com

Patrick Kerr

Patrick Kerr

Unified Workflow Solutions
 |  Technical Product Manager

A key member of the Kodak Worldwide Product Development team, Patrick is a Technical Product Manager for the industry-leading Unified Workflow Solutions print software portfolio. His particular focus is on imposition and JDF communication within Unified Workflow Solutions. Patrick has over 25 years of experience and expertise in the prepress and printing industry, the last 15 of which have been spent at Kodak in service, training, support and development roles.

Email Address  patrick.kerr@kodak.com

Richard Theis

Richard Theis

Kodak Solutions for Business
 |  Color Consultant / Advanced Services

Based on East Coast, near Boston, MA, Rich has worked in the industry for over 25 years. He specializes in Delivery of Services for Kodak Solutions for Business in both prepress and press room with a focus on:

  • ColorFlow Color Management with Training and Proof to Press Alignments
  • Staccato implementations
  • G7 Master printer certifications
  • Spotless (n-color) solutions
  • Custom designed color project managed solutions
  • Custom deep dive color management solutions

Email Address  richard.thies@kodak.com

William Li

William Li


  

Brenda Power

Brenda Power

Portals
 |  Technical Product Manager

As a key member of the Kodak Worldwide Product Management team, Brenda is a foremost expert in online portal solutions for commercial printers and a support specialist for the Kodak Portal solutions portfolio. With more than 14 years experience at leading industry vendors including Creo Products and Kodak, her particular focus the customer value of the Kodak InSite portfolio and PRINERGY workflow integration across the prepress process.

She brings over 25 years of hands on experience and technical expertise to our prepress and commercial print customers.

Email Address  brenda.power@kodak.com

Steve Miller

Steve Miller