Fundamentals of Color and Appearance


During this one-day event, industry-recognized color trainers will spend time reviewing the fundamentals of color. 

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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.

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
February 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA
Fullerton Marriott at California State University
2701 Nutwood Ave
Fullerton CA, 92831
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March 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Clemson, SC
Clemson University - Sonoco Institute
315 Harris A Smith Building
3rd Floor Auditorium
Clemson, SC, 29634
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March 13, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Nashville, TN
The Inn at Opryland
2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville TN, 37214
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March 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Atlanta, GA
Courtyard Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
3332 Peachtree Road NE
Atanta GA, 30326
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April 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Grand Rapids, MI
X-Rite World Headquarters
4300 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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April 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Toronto, ON
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
901 Dixon Road
Toronto ON, M9W 1J5
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May 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Cincinnati, OH
Courtyard Cincinnati Covington
500 W 3rd Street
Covington KY, 41011
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May 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Minneapolis, MN
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis MN, 55454
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May 29, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Edison, NJ
Courtyard Marriott Edison Woodbridge
3105 Woodbridge Ave
Edison NJ, 08837
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June 4, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Naperville, IL
Courtyard Marriott Naperville
1155 E Diehl Road
Naperville IL, 60563
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Who Should Attend? 

  • Press operators, quality assurance or quality control managers, production supervisors, and prepress professionals looking to better understand how to improve efficiencies in the pressroom. Additionally, if you're working with an X-Rite eXact and/or Color iQC Print, this is the course for you.

Why Attend?

  • Our Fundamentals of Color seminar is the leading one-day educational course in the country. Benefiting from the following course tools, suppliers and manufacturers, nationwide, have utilized the information presented to establish color quality standards.
    • 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 Materials
      • As part of the seminar tour, all attendees will receive the Munsell Interactive Learning Kit and a Pantone gift free of charge.
    • Product Discounts
      • Participants will receive a 10% discount voucher that is valid until December 31, 2018. The voucher cannot exceed $500.00 off a purchase.

Day 1 - Going Beyond Density:

  • Color theory and tolerancing
  • Press maintenance, calibration, and control
  • Control bars
  • Pressroom variables: substrate and ink
  • Pressroom measurements
  • Choosing correct spectrophotometer settings
  • Getting Started with Your eXact:
    • Configuring your eXact for the first time
    • Navigating eXact Manager
    • Creating libraries
    • Using tools and functions

Day 2 - iQC Print:

  • Configuring Color iQC Print:
    • Software installation, configuration, settings, and options
    • Instrument installation and configuration
    • Print user settings
    • Job settings
    • File types
  • Color iQC Print Workflow:
    • Measuring standards and samples
    • Printing job templates
    • Transferring data to the eXact
    • QC sets
    • Using the eXact Scan
  • Managing Data:
    • Managing e-jobs, templates, and standards
    • Importing data from other file types
    • Exporting data Troubleshooting and support

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