X-Rite and Pantone Announce Online Color Theory and Quality Control Trainings
X-Rite’s popular Fundamentals Seminar Series is now available as interactive online courses covering color science and quality control.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 4, 2021
– X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC
, announce that its popular Fundamentals Seminar Series focusing on color science and quality control is now available in an online learning format. The remote format consists of two courses and features self-paced modules, downloadable course guides, educational videos, product demonstrations, and interactive activities. Attendees will learn about color theory and how to measure, control, and communicate color to improve production workflows, reduce waste, and meet sustainability goals. In addition to the virtual format, the seminar will also be held in-person this fall throughout the United States.
“Last year we announced our first virtual Fundamentals Seminar Series course, the Fundamentals of Color and Appearance. We are excited to announce that the second course, Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC), is now online, too,” said Raj Shah, Vice President of Marketing, X-Rite and Pantone. “Together these courses provide a mix of color theory and practical information to help attendees implement color measurement and quality standards across their workflows and supply chains.”
The Online Fundamentals Seminar is a two-course series with more than 10 hours of video instruction taught by X-Rite Color Experts. To enhance the remote training experience, attendees have access to a discussion board and a live Q&A with an X-Rite Color Expert. The seminar is ideal for anyone who works with or specifies color, including quality control professionals, lab technicians, part suppliers, product developers, designers, and manufacturers.
The Fundamentals Seminar Series courses include:
Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA), which focuses on color and appearance science. From the physics of color to lighting, spectrophotometers, and color data, this course will teach how to measure, view, and understand color communication and data.
Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC), a hands-on, color quality control workshop using X-Rite instruments and software. Topics include creating color standards, developing appropriate color tolerances, and measuring samples against target colors while analyzing the results.
“In addition to our online offering, we have brought back our in-person trainings and will conduct the two-day Fundamentals Seminar in a number of locations across the United States. By delivering color education for every learning style, we are able to help attendees improve their color knowledge and ensure their color workflow is the best it can be,” continued Shah.
The seminar series will be held in Valley Forge, PA, Columbus, OH, Rosemont, IL, Green Bay, WI, and San Jose, CA.
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter
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Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at www.pantone.com
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