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A Practical Approach To Understanding & Managing Color Quality
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 one-day seminar is built for quality control & assurance professionals, lab technicians, parts suppliers, manufacturing specifiers, or anyone who evaluates or approves color.
You’ll walk away with a solid foundation in color and appearance science. From the physics of color to lighting, spectrophotometers and color data, we will teach you how to measure, view and understand color data.
Taught by X-Rite color experts, the seminar is fun, easy to understand and applicable to nearly every industry and business. Through engaging presentations and live demonstrations, you will learn how to control color more effectively within your own organization and throughout your supply chain.
Free Bonus Materials
Free Munsell Interactive Learning Kit
As part of the 2013 seminar tour, all attendees will receive the Munsell Interactive Learning Kit free of charge. The Munsell Interactive Learning Kit includes several worksheets, samples, and exercises to help color quality professionals learn about the complexities of color and how it is represented, evaluated, and controlled.
Exclusive Fundamentals of Color and Appearance Book
All 2013 seminar 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.
Additional Product Drawing & Discounts:
At each location, attendees will be entered into a sweepstake with a chance to win a copy of X-Rite software; a $3,200 retail value. Winner may choose from ColorMaster QAII, Color iQC Professional, or X-Color QC. In addition, all participants will receive a $250 voucher towards a purchase of any X-Rite product, with a minimum order value of $2,500.
Finally, all attendees also are eligible for a second sweepstake, to be held at the end of the seminar tour. X-Rite will be giving away five RM200QC handheld color-matching instruments to the lucky winners.
Cancellation Policy: 14 days prior to event date 100% refund, 7-13 days prior to event date 50% refund, less than 7 days no refund will be given.
Our Instructors —
Tony works with the Customer Success Team of X-Rite’s Industrial Color and Appearance business. Formerly he was with GretagMacbeth, in the same role. He also worked at Datacolor International as an Applications Specialist. He currently supports users and sales staff, and investigates innovative applications of color management in paint, plastic, ink and related industries. Tony is an active member of the Society of Plastic Engineers. He has written several papers at technical conferences in relation to color measurement.
Tony received his BS in Marketing and Communications from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He worked in the paint industry before starting his career in color management. He has worked in the area of color management for the last 15 years.
Ann Laidlaw works with textile and apparel supply chain accounts at X-Rite Inc, investigating innovative applications of color management for textiles and related industries. She is an active member of several color-related organizations, including ISCC, CORM, SPE, and DCC. She has served on ISCC, AATCC, and CORM Boards in the past, and currently serves as the ISCC Secretary. She is active in AATCC, and is a former chair of both the Color Measurement Test Methods (RA36) committee and the C2C Interest Group.. She is a frequent lecturer at industrial short courses and webinars. She is interested in color communication, color difference metrics, sample measurement issues, and how to leverage maximum benefit out of these solutions for retailers and their supply chains.
She received her BS in Textile Science from UC Davis in 1982, and MS in Color Science from Clemson University in 1985. She worked for Burlington Industries, SheLyn, and GretagMacbeth prior to acquisition by X-Rite Inc in 2006.
John’s expansive career began in Graphic Arts Pre-press with cameras and professional scanners including Klimsch, Brown, Scitex, DS, Crosfield, and Hell. He later moved to software design for quality assurance and process control for all prepress operations of a privately owned trade shop. John originally joined X-Rite to deliver customer support for those developing interfaces to X-Rite color measurement hardware. He designed and co-authored X-Rite's first commercial software applications including "ColorStart", "SpectroStart", and "PrintStart". He now helps manage X-Rite's technical support team of Applications' Specialists and manages web site development for technical support of all X-Rite products. John has been involved with training and support both classroom, web, and at customer sites for more than 25 years.
John is a graduate of Georgia State University - Major: BS in Physical Anthropology, Minors: Physics, Math, and Chemistry.
Mike is a Sr. Applications Engineer and a member of the Customer Success Team of X-Rite’s Industrial Color and Appearance business. He was introduced to color science in the ink industry and since 1998 has been training, teaching and supporting others in color management.
Mike was formerly with GretagMacbeth, in the same role. He is responsible for training and supporting users and sales staff on the application of color management in coatings and related industries. He received his BS in Biochemistry from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas and now resides in Charlotte, NC.
Tim is the Manager of X-Rite’s North American Technical Application Team for Industrial Color and Appearance and Retail businesses. Tim’s team provides X-Rite customers with technical support, classroom, regional, and on-site training as well various consulting related services. Tim is a member of SPE, has presented papers for SPE, ACA (formerly NPCA/FSCT), and ISCC. Tim has also taught several short courses for ACA.
Tim’s “color-ful” career began in 1976 with Diamond Vogel Paints, where he worked during high school and while attending college. In 1981 he joined BASF in the pigments and colorants division, working with inks, paints, and plastics. In 1994, Tim joined X-Rite as an Applications Specialist. In 2006, Tim assumed his current role as the manager of the Applications Team. In his time at X-Rite, Tim has taught over 300 color courses to an audience of over 5000 students across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.