Printing Industries of America (PIA)

PIA announces All-Star Line-up for Next Month's 2013 Color Management Conference

Brand managers, designers and imaging professionals all understand the importance of color in our work. The 2013 Color Management Conference is the not-to-be-missed event for anyone with a vested interest in optimized color reproduction and maintaining brand integrity across product lines and diverse production processes. The Color Management Conference, hosted by Printing Industries of America, runs December 7-10 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. For more information or to register, go to http://cmc.printing.org/register/.

You won’t find a better place to meet and learn from like-minded experts, like these:

• Russell Brown, senior creative director at Adobe Systems, Inc., and Emmy Award-winning instructor, will kick off the conference with “The Russell Brown Show: Live!” Known worldwide for his in depth labs at Adobe MAX as well as his own online program, The Russell Brown Show, Brown promises to deliver a dynamic and energetic session that will end with a bang (that’s all we can tell you now!)

• Brand and design expert Sven Seger of the world-famous FutureBrand shares the story of the rebranding of American Airlines. Seger has been featured in numerous publications, such as Print Magazine, ID Magazine, and The New York Times and led the creation and implementation of major branding and design programs for corporations such as UPS, Samsung, Chase Manhattan Bank, Marriott, and Bacardi.

• Angela Stone, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Inc. controls the packaging, color, and marketing of high-performing, world-renowned brands, including Harley-Davidson, TUMS, Cheerios, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, and now Mother Parkers, Martinson, Brown Gold, and Higgins & Burke. Angela’s breakout, Get More (Impact!) with Less ($) will delve into building effective designs using less colors and inks.

• Grif Carroll, Design Technology Administrator at Kohl’s will share the printed apparel design process at Kohl’s Department Stores. His game-changing implementation of a new printed design workflow syncs over 5000 Spot Colors, 160 Designers and 25 Printers in three states, with almost unbelievable color matching consistency. A must session for anyone in the retail design space.

In addition to these, there are dozens of sessions focusing on hot topics like how to manage color on tablets and working in 3D applications. There are also hands-on computer labs on topics like keeping color consistent across Creative Cloud applications, soft proofing and how to create color profiles. And to top it all off, every registrant is entered into a drawing for great prizes, including an iMac, a high-end BenQ monitor, Apple gift cards and top color management software and tools. To check out the full line-up, visit www.printing.org/color.

Save the dates December 7-10, grab a ticket to Phoenix and come on down to the 2013 Color Management Conference. Register today and check out the “Total Package” deal that includes the hands-on photography pre-conference program and full Color Management Conference. http://cmc.printing.org/register/

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