Holmesglen holding open day

Victorian public print educator Holmesglen Institute (Holmesglen) is holding an open day, following the completion of its digital print centre.

It takes place on December 14, from 6-8pm on the Chadstone campus, with bookings essential.

Robert Black, programme manager, Printing, Holmesglen says, “The centre is built in two parts, we have a purpose built computer centre that has digital simulation technologies, where we can teach machine operation and troubleshooting.

“We also have the Adobe Suite, and connectivity to our digital print centre, which has been supplied by Konica Minolta.

“So we have two fairly large rooms, one is for a computer room that supports the digital print centre. The digital print centre supports the computer room as well to a certain degree.

“In there we have the Konica Minolta AccurioPrint C2060L, the latest digital printer. We have a large Bizhub C1085 press with an inline digital booklet maker. Then we have the Accurio, the banner size press, and the Konica Minolta C71CF reel-to-reel digital label press, that is supported with two large-format inkjet HP presses, the HP Designjet Z6800 and Z5600, which were sourced through Konica Minolta as well.

“The HPs were installed on Monday. We set them up, it is looking very professional. It is an inviting training centre. It has been purpose built from a blank campus. We laid out what we could do in the space.

“We can do large format, banner press, the latest digital narrow web reel-to-reel press. We will put in a small guillotine too, the Horizon APC 610 guillotine. They are the main items, more are coming in.

“It is all set up professionally, it is an exemplar for anyone learning installations and how to set up.

“We branded the centre, and the way we’ve done the power. It is showroom standard, if not higher. That is indicative of the kind of systems and processes that we’re putting together.”

Andrew Readman, senior educator, Printing, Holmesglen says, “We are heavily sponsored by Konica, there is upwards of $600,000 worth of equipment in there.”

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