Colour bootcamp returns next week

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Fespa Australia (formerly SGIAA) and Starleaton will host another three-day colour bootcamp in Melbourne next week.

David Crowther
The Colour Doctor: David Crowther

The intensive course, held at Starleaton’s Melbourne centre, will be led by “Colour Doctor” David Crowther alongside Peter Way of Starleaton. It will cover colour theory and principles; goals of colour management; device calibration; time-tested colour management procedures; the newest print standards and how you can use them to improve customer satisfaction; spot colour management and verification; print validation; and hands-on media profiling.

The course is a stepping stone to the SGIA Certified Digital Professional programme, which is operated by SGIA International in the US; after the course, students can receive a digital certificate by taking an exam and submitting a corrected print.

Peter Way, Starleaton
Colour expert: Peter Way, Starleaton

According to Nigel Davies, president of Fespa Australia, the association, alongside the SGIA, is investing in making the qualification recognised throughout the industry.

“We want print buyers to choose a printer because they are confident knowing that a colour professional is on staff. We want our students to earn a qualification that is valued by industry and future employers,” he said.

The course is the second to be held this year, after what Davies hailed as a successful first event in April, also held at Starleaton in Melbourne.

Nigel Davies, Fespa Australia.
Hands on course: Nigel Davies, Fespa Australia

“This course is designed to be hands-on and hardware and software agnostic. Students can put their skills to immediate use regardless of the equipment their use in their own workplaces.

“We want people who have completed the course to find it easy to reach out to their alumni and teachers when they face challenges with colour,” he said.

The course will run from 3 to 5 September. Tickets are available now.

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