I have a lot of people come to my shop for a quick overview of the machine and maintenance procedures before going to training at AA. It is a LOT to grasp in 2 short days (especially when distracted by the smell of yummy cheese steaks - mmmm WizWit). Coming to my shop or anyone's for that matter outside of the sales office or manufacturers building is hugely beneficial as you get a real sense of the workflow and can have a good base to start with prior to jumping head first into the training.I think that's the point You know that as an experienced machine owner, but when you are new and thinking about starting, all you see at a trade show is shirts being printed. The pretreat process is not usually shown because the shirts have been pretreated before the show.
I agree with the idea of showing more of the overall process at the time of purchase. Even pretreating (especially when the sales staff is saying "just use a Wagner sprayer")
Having a training class to show maintenance afterwards is a great idea, I just wonder if there are people who get to the training class and feel overwhelmed because the maintenance they were shown is beyond what they were expecting.