SAi announces nationwide training workshops to help users maximize the potential of both Flexi and EnRoute software solutions

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Press release from the issuing company

Dedicated educational program designed to inform and inspire users on how to improve operational efficiencies and enhance throughput

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA – SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced details of its latest nationwide education and training workshops covering two of its most popular software solutions.

The company’s FlexiLIVE Workshops are geared towards the sign and large format print community, while the EnRoute Workshops have been devised to offer invaluable advice and instruction to CNC woodworking, signmaking and millworking companies, as well as those within the nested-based manufacturing and fabrication industries. Between them, the two separate programs are set to advise and inspire users in more than twenty cities across the USA and Canada over a mammoth 40-plus date schedule.

FlexiLIVE Workshops – new educational elements for 2017

Set to visit 12 different cities across the USA throughout the year, SAi’s FlexiLIVE Workshops are designed to deliver essential training and educational support to signshops and large format print providers. As with similar tours held previously, the FlexiLIVE Workshops will once again be conducted by Flexi-certified instructor Mark Rugen. With over 30 years’ experience in the sign and print industry, including as owner of two sign shops, Mark’s thorough understanding of the everyday issues facing sign shops gives him a unique perspective on training and education.

The Flexi-dedicated sessions will see Mark fully explore the wider range of features offered by the industry-leading signmaking software, thereby equipping users with valuable tools and know-how to maximize their use of the solution and enhance their operations.

Working with dealers and leading signshops, as well as OEM partners like Mutoh, SAi aims to deliver an intensive and insightful city-to-city training program for attendees. As part of this, the company has added an additional new Color Management Secrets Seminar across some of its workshops*. Using FlexiSIGN & PRINT software this informative addition will see attendees learn how to thoroughly test and setup any Flexi RIP for their large format printer(s), as well as gain an understanding of the necessary RIP and printer adjustments required to achieve higher quality color output. This session will also include hands-on practice to build an ICC profile for the printer and adjust existing ICC profiles using Mutoh printers.

Getting the most out of CNC routers via EnRoute Workshops

In addition to its FlexiLIVE Workshops, SAi is also running an extensive EnRoute Workshop program that will span 12 cities from the East to West coast until December. Engineered to be both enjoyable and informative, this two-day event will see attendees receive hands on, project-based instruction on every facet of SAi’s industry-leading EnRoute CAD/CAM software. This includes training and education on essential productivity and design tools from creative 2D design and toolpathing to the more advanced 3D techniques and texturing.  

Attending ‘students’ will hear from expert speakers who will provide a useful and thorough overview of the advanced feature-rich EnRoute, and explain various tips and tricks to ensure users enhance their CNC routing capabilities and improve throughput.

Those interested in attending either the FlexiLIVE or EnRoute Workshops are encouraged to sign-up early to ensure availability. More information on locations, dates and content can be found by visiting:

Advantage Sign and Graphic Solutions SCAAdvantage Sign & Graphic Supply will host a FlexiLIVE Tour event in Hudsonville, MI. These events can sellout within a week, so if you are going to attend, you should sign up right now!


May 22, 2017

Grand Rapids Branch (800) 522-3698
4182 Royal Court
Hudsonville, MI 49426

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This is not a boring PowerPoint session, rather it is a learning session with the latest version of Flexi! We not only teach but show you real shop examples! This seminar is great for ANY version of Flexi and ANY level of user. Hundreds of former students will tell you, this is the best training you will ever have!

  • Understand how to use smart objects when designing and why.
  • See how to layout text for greater message impact.
  • Vectorize low resolution artwork and then enlarge to any size you need.
  • Match your monitor colors to your print.
  • See how we convert a 5×7 100ppi image to a 10 FT clear image for printing.
  • Find out how to add contour cut lines with ease.
  • Learn how to print from ANY software right to Production Manager.
  • Find out more about how to use the cloud features of Flexi.
  • Understand how to handle import and export issues.
  • Setup Flexi so you can print right from Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel and more.
  • Add grommet hole makers, fold lines and bleeds to your banners.
  • Send your work to a customer for comments or approval using the Artwork Approval tool.
  • Nest contour cut jobs.
  • When to use Production Manager rather than Flexi.
  • Add effective Adobe PS Plugins into Flexi.
  • See how to create beveled letters and other effects with Flexi.

This is a no nonsense seminar built around using Flexi in your shop! Great for any version of Flexi but also wonderful for designers who use Adobe Products or other design software!

Here’s what past students have said about this class:

“Mark truly understands the program from the inside out. He explains efficiently the strengths of the program along with its limitations.” Jeff Fredwich – SIGNARAMA Willow Grove

“Learned a lot that I thought I already knew.” Akhay Putri – Avery Dennison

“Best software training class I have EVER attended!” – Adrienne Latiolias, AWA Printing

“Mark explains things in an easy to understand way for beginners!” Josh Munn, Munn Enterprises, Inc.

“The class was great! I came in not really knowing anything about Flexi, but after the class, I now feel confident in my abilities to use the program to make high quality product.” Melanie Cooley, Magnolia Decal & Graphics

“Great training course! Any new to advanced users should attend.” Jeremy Carter, Munn Enterprises

“Mark is the best instructor for Flexi!” – Mark Bourg, A+ Signs

Advantage would also like to offer you these special deals:

Advantage’s ATS technician team offers on-site Color Management training classes in 3 different levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. The promotion we are offering is a certain amount off each class level:

Advantage Sign and Graphic Solutions SCA


May 22, 2017

Grand Rapids Branch (800) 522-3698
4182 Royal Court
Hudsonville, MI 49426

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

So, what are you waiting for, sign up now, seating is very limited and as I stated, we sell out most locations!

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