Fespa has announced that Colour L*A*B*, a new technology showcase and conference programme designed to help visitors improve colour management practices in their print businesses, is to take place at Global Print Expo 2019 at Munich in May.

Launched in response to feedback from Fespa members, Colour L*A*B* is said to offer a “structured end-to-end overview of all individual elements contributing to professional colour management including monitors, measurement and calibration tools, lightboxes, hard and soft proofing, software solutions and print output devices”.

The walk-through showcase will feature representative technologies from a range of specialist suppliers, supported by explanatory graphics and a printed guide describing the processes and technologies and including contacts for further information. Test files will be used in live demonstrations to illustrate different printed outcomes across a range of media.

Free, pre-bookable guided Colour L*A*B* tours are available in Hall B4 with colour management consultant Paul Sherfield, while the adjacent conference area will offer a programme of free educational presentations from a range of subject matter experts, including Dr Andreas Kraushaar of Fogra and Paul Lindström of Digitaldots.org.

Paul Sherfield said: “Customers from brand owners to interior designers have high expectations of consistent colour appearance, regardless of the printing process or material used. Importantly, good colour management delivers tangible business benefits for PSPs – better predictability, greater production flexibility, reduced waste and improved customer satisfaction and retention. Colour L*A*B* at FESPA 2019 will help them to build the knowledge, competence and confidence to make the most of these tools, identify any gaps in their practices and optimise their workflows to deliver right-first-time colour for every job.” 

The Fespa Global Print Expo 2019 takes place at Messe München, Munich, Germany, on 14-17 May 2019. To register, visit www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com, and use the code FESM901 for free entry.