Color Formulation Workshop

$1,795

This four-day workshop explores all aspects of color, quality assurance, formulation, and workflows.

This comprehensive four-day class begins with the “Fundamentals of Color and Appearance” and “ColorMaster™ Quality Assurance” training, plus two additional days focused on ColorMaster Formulation software. Learn from an X-Rite Color Expert how to enter calibration databases, view and edit calibration curves, and evaluate all data necessary for precision formulation. In addition, you will gain an understanding of how to create standards, formulate, and perform corrections.

When completed, you will fully master your new formulation software and be ready to implement it within your business. Before attending this four-day workshop, you will be contacted by an X-Rite Applications Specialist to discuss your specific application to ensure you have a practical hands-on experience.  You will be instructed in the steps to prepare sample materials for use in the workshop.

 

Who Should Attend?

Any owner or operator of the X-RiteColor Master Formulation I, II or III.

In addition, with each purchase of a new, X-RiteColor Master Formulation package, the buyer is entitled to attend training at our Grand Rapids, Michigan facilities for two people.

Why Attend?

This class is an in depth course exploring all aspects of color, quality assurance, formulation and workflows.

Day one covers color theory - "Fundamentals of Color and Appearance"
Day two continues with – “X-RiteColor Master-QA I & II”
Days three and four dig deeply into “X-RiteColor Master Formulation I, II and III”

When completed, you will fully master your new formulation software and be ready to implement it within your business. Before attending this four-day workshop, you will be contacted by an X-Rite Applications Specialist to discuss your specific application to ensure you have a practical hands-on experience.  You will be instructed in the steps to prepare sample materials for use in the workshop.

 

Day One: Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA)

Introduction to Color and Appearance:

  •  The science of color and appearance  
  • The color models – additive, subtractive, and mixed
  •  How the eye works; including testing color vision and deficiencies
  •  Communicating color information

Quantifying Color:

  • Understanding the CIE system of color
  • Interpreting spectral reflectance
  • Quantifying light sources, color temperatures, and illuminants  

Instrumentation:

  • The difference between colorimeters and spectrophotometers
  • Light sources and UV in instruments
  • Viewing angles, sphere, and diffraction grating  
  • Instrument repeatability and reproducibility

Visual Quality Control:

  • Visual and instrumental color assessment
  • Getting the right viewing conditions and light source
  • Understanding metamerism

Instrumental Quality Control:

  • Deploying enterprise-wide color management and color policies
  • Physical and numerical standards
  • Pass/fail analysis
  • Limitations of color measurement systems

 

Day Two: ColorMaster™ QA

  • Setting up your equipment and configuring your software
  • The differences between instrument geometries
  • Calibrating and maintaining your instrument
  • Basic software functionality, including how to select a database and formulation mode vs.  QA mode
  • Creating and maintaining standards and samples
  • Establishing achievable tolerances
  • Using special features such as projects, jobs, and reports
  • Downloading standards to portable instrument and make data portable

 

Day Three: Working with a Calibration Set

Creating a Calibration Set:

  • Understanding how my software can mix color
  • Types of calibration sets

Hands-On Database Entry:

  • Database entry walkthrough
  • Measuring in cross-mixes (knowns) as standards
  • Combinatorial formulation exercise
  • Make adjustments to cal set/colorants

Advanced Database Tools:

  • Adjusting k1 or k2
  • Duplicating calibration set and secondary calibration set
  • Enabling dispenser report

 

Day Four: Formulation

Perform a Combinatorial Match:

  • Defining the match parameters
  • Performing a match
  • Formulating results, viewing various formulas from the list

Evaluation of Matches:

  • Choosing the right match using the sort criteria
  • Selecting a match
  • Adjusting a formula and saving the modified formula

Perform Formula Corrections:

  • Selecting the trial and run a correction
  • Selecting options and saving the formula

Use Your Existing Standards & Trials:

  • Formulating from trial
  • Waste from trial
  • Learn how to use the formulation queue 

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