Ok for those who had the time - Roland provided a good review on getting your white and metallic to work in your VS or XC printers. The seminar was led by Fernando and I will say for the most part - I enjoyed it and could not write fast enough. The seminar will be available at a later date on the roland website for register owners.
The first time I heard most of this information was during my Roland Advance training and it went zooming over my head. Today's seminar had the previous information to attach to so a lot of it was now clicking and lightbulbs were aglowing. I hated that Fernando seem to be heavy into AI and not Corel, but as an installer with a weakness in AI - it was the best medicine for me.
Working with White and Metallic is a methodology that just is not present with plain CMYK. It is a matter of looking at a glass is it half empty or is it half-full, so where you can bumble your way through CMYK to get the most out of White and Metallic you have to evoke a thought process. Unless you are lucky - the VS machines in 8 color mode is an active process.
It is hard to recap the seminar due to amount of information I received and it was my second blush with the info. If anyone did attend and have additional questions, I will be glad to shed any further light on the information. I am happy to say there was a transfer of knowledge and it was painless.
The best tidbits:
-how to greyscale a raster image to add metallic or white highlights to CMYK
-drop shadows are funky in vector prgms (Corel or AI) since they are raster images - so do them in PS or Paint and then bring in
-work your effects in layers
-you can use ES ink on straight vinyl - may not look as nice but laminate it to hold up
-the glossier the material the better the metallic look - INTERPRETATION - get garment material that is glossy if you want metallic
-how to bring charts into AI
-Texture chart of Corel will be in a patch by corel at a later date
I will add more at a later date