Fundamentals of Color and Appearance - Classroom

From color communication to judging the smallest color differences, you’ll learn everything you need to know to measure, view, and understand color data in any industry.
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This workshop explains why effective color communication is a universal problem. Different industries use unique vocabularies and an assortment of tools. Furthermore, color evaluation is both visual and numeric. In this workshop we will explore many of these methods. Hands on exercises will demonstrate different color models and the effect of different light sources on the perception of color.

We will also teach the relationship between various forms of color measurement. These will include:

Color Models Tolerancing Schemes Calibration Methods
XYZ DE, DEcmc, DE94 Density
L*a*b* Delta L*a*b* Dot
L*c*h° Delta L*C*H* -
CMYK Densitometric -
RGB - -

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This workshop will show you how to specify target colors and understand the various color space tolerances used to manage color difference. Using all of the tools and information provided, the student will learn from start to finish a better way to communicate and control color.

Who Should Attend? 

The course requires no prior color training and will address color control for a variety of industries including retail and apparel brands, business and consumer electronics, automotive, packaging and their related industries in plastics, coatings and textile manufacturing.

This classroom course is designed for:

  • Quality Control & Assurance Professionals
  • Lab Technicians
  • Parts Suppliers
  • Manufacturing Specifiers
  • Anyone who evaluates or approves color

If you’re involved in any of these industries, you can’t miss this classroom course.

Print, Packaging, and Industrial: ink, dyes, paper, plastics, textiles

  • Apparel
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Food & Food Packaging
  • Furniture
  • Health & Beauty
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Printing
  • Retail

Why Attend?

Our Fundamentals of Color and Appearance classroom is the leading one-day educational course in the country. Suppliers and manufacturers nationwide have utilized the information presented to establish color quality standards… and so can you!

  • Knowledgeable Instructors
    Our team of speakers and instructors are considered to be industry leaders and have accumulated years of hands-on practical experience and expertise in their respective fields. You’ll learn from experts in areas such as color management, printing, textiles, plastics and more.

  • After the Course
    After you’ve attended a classroom course, you are encouraged to continue contacting us through your My X-Rite account for additional information or answers to technical questions. Our team will promptly respond to all requests.

  • Free Munsell Interactive Learning Kit
    As part of the classroom tour, all attendees will receive the Munsell Interactive Learning Kit free of charge.

  • Exclusive Fundamentals of Color and Appearance Book
    All classroom attendees will also receive X-Rite’s exclusive Fundamentals of Color and Appearance book. This industry acknowledged publication provides a logical and practical approach to solving color and appearance issues related to industrial applications. 

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