Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (EMEA)

This one-day FOCA training teaches you the basics of color and how to control and communicate color more effectively throughout your supply chain and with all the stakeholders.

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A Practical Approach To Understanding & Managing Color Quality

This one-day training is built for quality control and assurance professionals, lab technicians, parts suppliers, manufacturing specifiers, brand owners, production managers 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 training 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.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Location Venue
March 12, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CET
Vienna
Austria
Zeichenfabrik Ausbildungsstätte für Kunst GmbH
Flachgasse 35-37
Vienna, 1150
Austria
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March 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CET
Zurich (Regensdorf)
Switzerland
X-Rite Europe GmbH
Althardstrasse 70
Regensdorf, 8105
Switzerland
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March 24, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CET
Munich
Germany
X-Rite GmbH
Fraunhoferstrasse 11b
Planegg-Martinsried, 82152
Germany
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March 25, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM GMT
Manchester
United Kingdom
X-Rite UK, Manchester
X-Rite, Suite 9a, MiOC, Styal Road
Heald Green
Manchester, M22 5WB
United Kingdom
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October 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM GMT
Manchester
United Kingdom
X-Rite UK, Manchester
X-Rite, Suite 9a, MiOC, Styal Road
Heald Green
Manchester, M22 5WB
United Kingdom
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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 training is designed for:

  • Quality Control & Assurance Professionals
  • Lab Technicians
  • Parts Suppliers
  • Manufacturing Specifiers
  • Brand Owners
  • Production Managers
  • Anyone who evaluates or approves color

If you’re involved in any of these industries, you can’t miss this training.

  • Apparel
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Food & Food Packaging*
  • Furniture
  • Health & Beauty
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Print*, Packaging*, and Industrial: ink, dyes, paper, plastics, textiles
  • Printing*
  • Retail

* Print & Packaging industries are not addressed in all training courses. Please check individual courses to see if it is included.

Why Attend

Our Fundamentals of Color and Appearance training is a leading one-day educational course. Suppliers and manufacturers 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, coatings, textiles, plastics and more.

After the Training

After you’ve attended a training, you are encouraged to continue contacting us for additional information or answers to technical questions. Our team will promptly respond to all requests.

Certificate of Completion

At the end of the training, all attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Color Fundamentals and Visual Perception:
  • Brand Quiz – Importance of Color to Product
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Color Identification
  • Color Responses and Limitations of Visual Assessment
  • Color Deficiency and Assessment
Significances of Visual Appraisal and Standardization:
  • Importance of Controlled Lighting and Standardized Illuminants
  • Controlling the Object with Spectral Reflectance and Metamerism
  • Customer Supplied Sample Discussion
Color Theory, Tolerancing Models and Instrumentation:
  • Additive/Subtractive Color Models
  • Standard Observer Weighting
  • Munsell Notation
  • L*a*b*/L*c*h*/Decmc Color Tolerancing Models
  • Instrument Geometries and Suitability
  • Color vs Surface Finish/Gloss
  • Effect Coatings
  • Visual vs Instrumental Assessment
Measure your own samples:
  • Create color standards
  • Develop appropriate color tolerances
  • Measure your samples against target colors and analyze results

Please note that each training date focuses on a specific audience and is taught in a single language. Review the class details below before selecting a class.

Austria

  •  March 12, 2020 – Industrial (Vienna, Language: German)

Switzerland

  •  March 17, 2020 – Industrial (Zurich, Language: German)

Germany

  •  March 24, 2020 – Industrial (Munich, Language: German)

United Kingdom

  • March 25, 2020 – Industrial and Imaging & Media (Manchester, Language: English) – Price: £379 per person + VAT (Early bird price: £325 until March 11, 2020). Get an additional 10% discount for each additional place booked after the first person, whether early bird or headline rate!
  • October 28, 2020 – Industrial and Imaging & Media (Manchester, Language: English) – Price: £379 per person + VAT (Early bird price: £325 until October 14, 2020). Get an additional 10% discount for each additional place booked after the first person, whether early bird or headline rate!

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