Fundamentals of Color and Appearance

$595

This FOCA seminar teaches you to how to control and communicate color more effectively.

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A Practical Approach To Understanding & Managing Color Quality

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.

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.

Early Bird Special! Use the coupon code "FUN2018" up to three weeks in advance to your scheduled Day 1 or Day 2 class and receive an instant 15% discount. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you are not completely satisfied with an X-Rite seminar, we will provide you with a training voucher to attend another future seminar.

Cancellation Policy:  21 days prior to event date 100% refund, 14 days prior to event date 50% refund, less than 14 days no refund will be given.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Location Venue
August 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Center
4331 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7
Canada
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September 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Memphis, TN
USA
Springhill Suites Memphis Downtown
85 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
USA
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September 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Green Bay, WI
USA
Springhill Suites Green Bay
1011 Tony Canadeo Run
Green Bay, WI 54304
USA
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September 26, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
New York, NY
USA
Courtyard New York Manhattan Upper East Side
410 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
USA
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October 3, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Cleveland, OH
USA
Cleveland Airport Marriott
4277 West 150th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135
USA
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October 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Birmingham, AL
USA
Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB
1820 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
USA
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October 16, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Providence, RI
USA
Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904
USA
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October 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Naperville, IL
USA
Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 North Naper Boulevard
Naperville, IL 60563
USA
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October 31, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
San Jose, CA
USA
Courtyard San Jose Cupertino
10605 North Wolfe Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
USA
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November 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Charlotte Ballantyne, NC
USA
Springhill Suites Charlotte Ballantyne Area
12325 Johnston Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
USA
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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 seminar 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 seminar.

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 seminar 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 Seminar
    After you’ve attended a seminar, 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 seminar tour, all attendees will receive the Munsell Interactive Learning Kit free of charge.

  • Exclusive Fundamentals of Color and Appearance Book
    All 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.

  • Product Drawings & Discounts
    Attendees will be entered into a sweepstake to win one of the following: Judge QC light booth, Munsell Hue Test, or a copy of software (ColorMaster QAII, Color iQC Professional, or X-Color QC). Participants will also receive a 10% discount voucher that is valid until December 31, 2018. The voucher cannot exceed $500.00 off a purchase.
     

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 

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