Fespa to run knowledge-share webinars

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Wide format print association Fespa is launching a new Coffee Break webinar series, bringing together industry experts to share knowledge and business advice and answer questions from printers on topics including process control, software, automation, and sustainability.

Improve and automate: Graeme Richardson-Locke, Fespa
Improve and automate: Graeme Richardson-Locke, Fespa

Hosted online by Fespa technical support manager Graeme Richardson-Locke, the free webinar series begins next Wednesday on 20 October at 9pm AEDT, with subsequent episodes taking place every two weeks. Each webinar will last approximately 40 minutes, including a Q&A session.

In the first Fespa Coffee Break, Richardson-Locke will be joined by Paul Sherfield, owner of the Missing Horse Consultancy and Toby Burnett, EMEA & Americas director at PrintFactory.

In this episode, the experts will explore the topic of process control – how to set up effective colour workflows to save money.

Areas covered will include: how to improve your process controlled workflow; how to enhance customer files, desktop software and print viewing conditions; colour management; and the importance of print quality assessment and validation.

To find out more on the first webinar and to register to take part, click here.

Additional confirmed webinars include:

  • 3 November: “Looking ahead and building a more sustainable business: How a sustainability audit of your business will reveal opportunities to save energy, balance your carbon and attract new customers.” Richardson-Locke will be joined by sustainability consultant, Clare Taylor, and Chris Green, head of marketing, purchasing and hardware – visual communications channel at Antalis.
  • 17 November: “The benefits of software automation” with Andrew Bailes-Collins, senior product manager at Enfocus, Malcolm Mackenzie, technical director and Mark Anderton, managing director from Colour Engine.

Graeme Richardson-Locke said: “In the current climate, speciality printers are looking for ways to improve and automate their print processes, introduce more sustainable approaches, and diversify their offering. It can often be a challenge to find the right advice and solutions, so we’re launching the Fespa Coffee Break webinars to help print service providers access the insight they need to support their business decisions. The initiative is part of our Profit for Purpose programme, which aims to educate and inspire printers by offering meaningful advice and giving them the knowledge they need to succeed.”

Fespa has just launched a new campaign to promote the Fespa 2021 show, which has been rescheduled twice already, and is now due to take place in Amsterdam 9-12 March.

Under the Bringing Colour Back banner, Fespa is aiming to make the March event the first it will host for 12 months. However, with ongoing Covid uncertainty and flare-ups across Europe, and the proposed show only five months away, it will be a big ask. There is little chance of ANZ printers being able to fly to Europe and back by then unless a vaccine eventuates.

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