X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has announced the fall tour dates for their popular ‘Fundamentals of Color and Appearance’ (FOCA) and ‘Going Beyond Density’ seminars.
‘Fundamentals of Color and Appearance’ is a one-day seminar that instructs quality control and assurance professionals, lab technicians, parts suppliers, pre-media and digital pressroom personnel and manufacturing specifiers on how to evaluate and approve colors in their workflows. Taught by X-Rite color experts, FOCA provides practical information applicable to any industry dealing with color in easy-to-understand terms, including retail and apparel brands, business and consumer electronics, automotive, graphics arts, packaging and their related industries in plastics, coatings, and textile manufacturing. X-Rite color experts will give attendees a solid foundation in the basics of color and appearance, and provide instruction on how to measure, view and understand color data.
The $595 course requires no prior color training and will address color control for a variety of industries. X-Rite’s FOCA seminar may qualify as continuing education under certain accreditation programs.
FOCA’s fall dates and venues are as follows:
- Detroit, MI: 09/22/2011 (Detroit Metro Airport Marriott, Flynn Drive Romulus, MI)
- Atlanta, GA: 09/27/2011 (Courtyard Atlanta Airport North/Virginia Avenue, International Boulevard, Hapeville GA)
- Los Angeles, CA: 09/29/2011 (FIDM 17590 Gillette Avenue, Irvine CA)
- Boston, MA: 10/06/2011 (Residence Inn Boston Framingham, 400 Staples Drive, Framingham MA)
- Chicago, IL: 10/13/2011 (Residence Inn Chicago Schaumburg, 1610 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg IL)
- Lyndhurst, NJ: 10/25/2011 (Courtyard Lyndhurst Meadowlands,1 Polito Avenue, Lyndhurst NJ)
Each attendee will receive an X-Rite Munsell Interactive Learning Kit to reinforce the lessons with worksheets, samples, and exercises, as well as X-Rite’s exclusive ‘Fundamentals of Color and Appearance’ book to be used as a reference on color in easy-to-read language.
All FOCA attendees will receive a discount voucher towards an X-Ritepurchase and have the ability to win a free seat of quality assurance software and a CAPSURE handheld color matching tool.
‘Going Beyond Density: Optimal Process Control for Printing’ is a modular seminar featuring a morning and an afternoon session. Participants can opt to attend one session (for $395) or both (for $595).
This seminar is designed for any press operators, quality assurance or quality control managers, production supervisors, and prepress professionals looking to better understand how to improve efficiencies in the pressroom. Topics will include color theory, how to shorten make-ready time, lower consumable costs, increase efficiency throughout your workflow, and increase the return on your recent investment in color management equipment. Attendees will gain a complete understanding of the best practices for process control, be introduced to the key concepts of the G7 methodology, and also improve their understanding on spot color management from Pantone.