SGIAA declared today that 2019 would be the 'Year of Colour' and announced that the first of it’s Colour Management boot-camps will be held 2-4 April in Melbourne.
Nigel Davies, President of SGIAA said. "We are seeing consistent industry trends that confirm that companies are recognising that they can differentiate themselves through colour management. SGIAA has access to tremendous technical resources through our international partners SGIA (USA) and FESPA. We seized the opportunity to raise the profile of colour and provide our members with access to the quality training needed to manage colour effectively.
SGIA (USA) has been running these boot-camps for 4 years in the USA, and they have very successful. Mr Ray Weiss, SGIA (USA) Director of Digital Print programs, will present the first course. Ray says "Printers in the United States have found that using proper colour management techniques generates savings in ink, substrates and production times.”
Starleaton has partnered with SGIAA for the first course to provide equipment and facilities. Mr Ben Eaton, CEO of Starleaton says "Starleaton has invested heavily in colour management through acquisition, recruitment of expert staff and our distribution of X-Rite, EIZO and other leading colour management brands. We have always supported industry initiatives and are committed to sharing our expertise to ensure the success of this training.
The first course will be in Melbourne 2-4 April at Starleaton’s Melbourne facility and is open to both members and non-members of SGIAA. Starleaton will hold an open house one evening during the training to give all the opportunity to learn more about colour management. Attendees will get to the chance to work hands on with the latest colour management tools from global leading brands such as X-Rite and Eizo.
Mr David Crowther, a respected colour expert, has been contracted by SGIAA to deliver future training courses under the SGIAA banner.
Crowther comments, "There have been on going discussions for some time, between Nigel, myself and the SGIA (USA) - so it great that we can finally get this initiative off the ground and raise the profile of colour management. As an association run course it is designed to be open and to increase the colour management skills and knowledge of wide format and digital printers across Australia."
"We are very proud at being selected to present future CM courses, and to support and sponsor in being able to provide some hardware and software and to present future courses."