Workshops and Consulting Services for Designers, Brands, and Agencies

Posted May 05, 2020 by Cindy Cooperman

It’s important to ensure design intent is realized each time and everywhere a product appears. But with so many variables to impact print quality, how can brands utilize suppliers around the world and still achieve consistent color? Our X-Rite Pantone Packaging Color Experts have designed a series of consulting services and workshops to help you get the most from your print, packaging, plastic or textile value chain.

 

Offered both online and onsite, these interactive sessions introduce the tools you need and teach you how to use them. Here’s a list of our most popular consulting services and workshops.

Consulting Service:  Color Achievability Report 

This consulting service is ideal for designers, agencies, brands, and printer converters in print, packaging, plastic, and textile supply chains with little or no knowledge about how to implement a digital workflow. After consulting with you about your color goals, our Color Experts will measure your color samples using X-Rite’s comprehensive suite of color-measurement devices. A Color Scientist will then analyze your digital samples and provide an actionable report.

The final report will contain:

  • A comparison of color differences
  • Colorimetric information, including CIELAB, sRGB, and the closest Pantone Color
  • Color feasibility in mixed production and materials
  • Colors uploaded to PantoneLIVE Private Cloud (when requested), CxF or spreadsheet of measured data

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Consulting Service: How to Create a Color Standard & Specification

This service is ideal for designers, agencies, brands, and printer converters in print, packaging, plastic, and textile supply chains with some knowledge of color industry standards and measurement technologies. A Color Expert will offer guidance to set achievable color standards and color specifications for a variety of materials and production methods.

This service will cover:

  • How to effectively incorporate digital and physical reference color standards into your design workflow
  • Key digital workflow concepts, including:
    • The characteristics of a good color standard
    • Industry standards that matter
    • How to achieve consistent color across the supply chain
  • The implications and financial impact of selecting an incorrect color standard
  • How to apply concepts of the Color Technology Maturity Model

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Workshop: Digital & Physical Color Fundamentals for Designers

 

Whether you’re trying to keep things going from your home office or looking for ways to improve color communication with your partners, this seminar will help you get the most from your c olor program. This half-day workshop is ideal for designers and agency studios and can be offered online or onsite for your entire team.

You will learn:

  • The history of color and systems that help describe color.
  • The nature and role of light.
  • How to choose the best instruments for your color needs.
  • How to recognize and overcome appearance characteristics that change the perception of color
  • How to communicate color differences objectively
  • How to apply concepts of the Color Technology Maturity Model
  • An introduction to industry standards and their applications in different manufacturing processes 

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Workshop: Digital Color Tools for Designers 

 

This workshop is a great way for designers and agency studies with a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite to get guidance on ways to optimize your laptop for color. After a 30-minute Webex to complete a pre-work checklist, a Color Expert will spend a half a day with you demonstrating how to get the most from Adobe Creative Suite.

You will learn how to:

  • Work in different color modes
  • Manage and optimize CS settings and Swatch Options
  • Create Pantone Color Books in the Swatches Palette
  • Create and apply color profiles for displays and projectors
  • Use Visual Guides like Fandecks, Chip Guides, and other physical reference standards
  • Use Pantone Visualizer to select colors that are achievable and visualize in different lighting and production conditions 

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Contact us to register or request a custom workshop or consultation itinerary for your team.

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