SGIAA, Starleaton to host colour bootcamps

The SGIAA has declared 2019 to be the Year of Colour and to support that it has joined forces with graphic arts industry supplier Starleaton for a three day colour management bootcamp on April 2-4 in Melbourne.

The program will be held at Starleaton's Melbourne operation and will be run by SGIA (USA) Director of Digital Print programs Ray Weiss.

The SGIA (USA) has been running these bootcamps for four years 

SGIAA president Nigel Davies says, "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."

Weiss will present the first course of the series.

“Printers in the United States have found that using proper colour management techniques generates savings in ink, substrates and production times,” Weiss said. 

Starleaton has partnered with SGIAA for the first course to provide equipment and facilities.

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.

David Crowther, a respected colour expert, has been contracted by SGIAA to deliver future training courses under the SGIAA banner.

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