New press hall coming soon to RMIT
A new pre-press facility and $375, 000 refurbishment of the press hall marks major development for RMIT’s International Centre of Graphic Technology in Victoria.
The coming months will see a consolidation and modernisation of the ICGT’s press hall at RMIT’s Brunswick campus. The flagship will be a purpose-built climate controlled pre-press facility within the press hall. This will include an upgrade to the existing Agfa CTP System, wide format proofing devices, desktop devices and integrated colour management and workflow system.
“Our new pre-press facility will match if not exceed the current industry standard, in terms of best practice and integration,” said ICGT director, Simon Cochaud (pictured).
According to Cochaud, the refurbishment followed upgrading and refurbishment of the Centre’s presses, including Kompact units on Heidelberg GTOs. The ICGT has spent about $200,000 on the entire 20-plus strong press fleet since July, with a further $75,000 committed in 2011.
“The ICGT is the primary provider of formal training in graphic technologies in Victoria,” Cochaud said. “RMIT’s investment in the pre-press facility, press hall and refurbishment of press equipment is a vote of confidence that the Centre will continue to be the benchmark nationally and regionally.”
He said that ICGT recognised and valued its industry partnerships and support from Agfa, Currie Group, Heidelebrg, Fuji Xerox, KW Doggett, Printing Industries, and other suppliers who continue to contribute generously to support printing and graphic arts education in Australia.