Dashing Print operator Matt Boyden has taken the Currie Group HP Indigo training programme to new milestone, becoming the 500th Australian printer to achieve certification.
Boyden, already an experienced HP Indigo operator in the A3 presses achieved certification for the B2 75cm HP Indigo 12000 installed at Dashing, in Lane Cove, Sydney
Presenting the official certificate was Currie Group president David Currie, he says, “It is always a pleasure to see young people working to develop their careers in print, so congratulations to Matt on successfully taking the training for the new HP Indigo 12000.
“Currie Group is committed to providing the best training possible for the print industry, which is why we have invested strongly in training programmes.
“To see the 500th Australian printer go through the Currie Group HP Indigo training programme is tremendous, and a real validation of our decision to set up our own training programme.”
To mark the milestone Currie had sales and marketing director Phil Rennell, NSW/ACT state manager Richard Watson, service manager Marcus Robinson, and training manager Dayne Theron at the presentation, along with David Currie, and for Dashing was COO Paul Wilcockson.
Matt Boyden receiving his certificate says, “It is an honour to be the 500th person to go through the training for the new B2 press. I have been working with HP Indigo for 13 years on the smaller machines, and am really looking forward to working with this size. The training has been great.”
Currie Group is one of only two distributors round the world that has its own fully authorised HP Indigo training programme, everyone else has to send Indigo printers to Israel or regional centres such as Singapore. David Currie says, “Having a certified training centre here in Australia works better for our customers, as there is much less time needed than if they had to travel overseas.”
Marcus Robinson, service manager at Currie and responsible for training says, “We have training at our demonstration centre, but a lot of it is done on site when the Indigo goes in. HP is committed to ensuring that Indigo users are able to maximise their opportunities and productivity with the machines, so requires all operators to be fully trained and certified.”
There are three levels of HP Indigo training, once an operator has been through all three the next stage is to become an engineer if desired.
Australia is one of the biggest adopters of HP Indigo technology on a per capita basis, it has some four per cent of the world’s B2 Indigo printers, despite only having 0.33 per cent of the world’s population, and has well in excess of 100 B3 printers installed.
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