Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)

Civilians Become Color Management Veterans at SGIA's Latest Workshop

Students from all facets of specialty imaging gathered for SGIA's Color Management Boot Camp, where industry experts, Tony Quinn of Nazdar, and SGIA's own Jeff Burton presented the unique aspects of large-format inkjet printing. Manufacturer reps were also on hand from Caldera, Mutoh, Nazdar, ONYX and X-Rite.

"I think the biggest benefit [of this Workshop] is that you learn just as much from the participants than you do from the instructors," said Bruce Wright of X-Rite. "People in this room all have different color management workflows they are involved with, and between the participants and the instructors, there's a really good interchange of knowledge."

During the Workshop, held March 27–29 in SGIA's state-of-the-art facility in Fairfax, VA, attendees learned all about basic color management concepts; print standards and specifications; color measurement instrumentation and profiling software; and device calibration.

Workshop attendee, Steve Horrocks of JDK Design, came for two reasons: To optimize his studio's internal production of presentation materials and color proofs, and to address some challenges the company has faced with print vendors overseas.

"The panel of instructors brought an impressive knowledge of the science behind color management, which balanced nicely with extensive real-world experience," he said. "I can honestly say that I left with no questions unanswered."

If you missed it this time, don't worry! The Color Management Boot Camp will return this fall (September 11–13).