October 2019: Idealliance G7 Expert certification

In October 2019, Ivan completed the Idealliance G7 Expert certification, thus qualifying him to do press calibrations according to the G7 methodology and also to certify G7 Master print facilities. For more info:

March 2018: Idealliance Color Management Professional Fundamentals certification

In March 2018, Ivan completed the Idealliance Color Management Professional Fundamentals certification. For more info:

January 2017: Studio X Solutions offers Print Colour Theory Training & Colour Standards implementation

Studio X will help you with training in print colour theory and the implementation of colour standards for brand-owners and printer.

For more info: Colour Control

2014: Joined Digital Distributors as a Colour Consultant

Ivan joined up with Digital Distributors offering consulting and sales expertise to the printing industry.

2 Sept 2014: Nampak R&D installs Envisiontec Ultra 3SP Professional 3D Printer, supplied by Studio X & Rapid 3D

Studio X and partners, Rapid 3D have installed the Envisiontec Ultra 3SP professional 3D Printer at Nampak R&D, Cape Town. This successful install is the first of its kind in South Africa and will enable Nampak R&D to rapidly produce high quality prototypes and samples of new products.

EnvisionTEC’s ULTRA® 3SP™ Series uses ground-breaking 3SP™ (Scan, Spin and Selectively Photocure) technology to quickly 3D print highly accurate parts from STL files regardless of the geometric complexity. The ULTRA® 3SP™ and 3SP™ High Definition 3D Printers are each delivered and installed with all the relevant software to enable automatic generation of supports and perfect model production. The surface quality of the printed models show no signs of stair-stepping on the inner and outer surfaces. The reliability of the imaging light source and the high speed productivity makes it the most competitive 3D printer on the market today.

For more info on the Ultra 3SP / Nampak R&D

6 July 2013: Workspace DIY Workshop launched in Hout Bay

Workspace – a playground for creativity

Workspace is a shared DIY workshop incorporating design, manufacture, education and training. Offering 3D Printing and many new innovations in the DIY workshop space.

Join for an hour, day, week, month or year and enjoy the shared workshop facilities and services we have on offer.

500 square meters of workshop divided up into fully equipped zones including – automotive repair bay, spray booth, woodworking shop, Engineering shop, Concept development area, Craft and hobby, Pottery and glass zone, Computer with design software and 3D Printer, Lounge and Gallery area with free coffee and WIFI.

Membership includes regular “HOWTO “workshops, Courses, Networking functions, Guest speakers, great coffee, free WiFi and a cool place to hang out and be a part of the existing Hout Bay Harbour Market and workshop precinct Harvest Centre. For more info:

1 Sept 2012: Xrite Certified Training and Implementation

Studio X offers certified training on XRite and Pantone products as well as implementation of colour workflow solutions. Contact us for a quote and training dates. For more info

10 Jun 2012: Tef-Gel now available in SA through Studio X

Ultra Tef-Gel™ the world-leading anti-corrosion, anti-seize lubricant is now available in South Africa in tube and tub sizes from 20cc to 8lb, including a caulking cartridge. Tef-Gel™ is derived from a specially formulated Teflon paste & is used in high corrosive environments to ensure serviceability & presentation of assembled hardware. Tef-Gel™ is designed to perform in areas of Rust Prevention, Corrosion Elimination & as Anti Seize Lubricant. For more info