A dozen Fuji Xerox staff were put through their paces over three days last week by Andreas Kraushaar, head of department for pre-press technology at the German research body, in training at the Fuji Xerox Epicentre in Everleigh, Sydney.
FXA’s colour management staff were tested on their ability to “analyse colour and print-related issues and take corrective action to bring systems and processes in control to a set ISO standard”.
Fuji Xerox colour specialist Duncan Bray admitted that the training for Fogra’s DigitalPrint Expert certification was the “toughest” training he had ever taken part in.
“The DigitalPrint Expert certifications really differentiates Fuji Xerox from our competitors in the market,” he said,
“We have been selling colour management solutions for years, but we have never had the ability to say that our solutions are set up in accordance with international ISO standards until now.”
Kraushaar said he had no qualms in failing any of the participants if they didn’t meet the strict guidelines.
“You can relate the training to the way that children learn,” he said.
“They have to touch the oven to realise that it is hot otherwise they don’t learn their lesson.
“It’s a steep learning curve and things can be very complex, but if you can overcome this you can do things a lot more efficiently,” added Kraushaar.
The 12 newly certified experts are now able to set up and evaluate digital printing machines according to ISO 12647-8 for validation print.
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