Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control


This hands-on FIQC seminar will teach you the best quality control practices.

This one-day hands-on workshop will teach you the best quality control practices to help streamline your own workflow and make working with color fun and easy.

You’ll create color standards, develop appropriate color tolerances, and measure samples against target colors while analyzing the results. Taught by X-Rite color experts, you will learn how to control color more effectively within your own organization and throughout your supply chain.

The course requires basic color theory knowledge. It 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.

Who Should Attend? 

The course requires basic color theory knowledge. It 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.

Please ensure that you have a solid understanding of color theory, especially the concepts of L*a*b* and L*c*H.  If you do not feel properly prepared, consider also attending our "Fundamentals of Color and Appearance" (offered on the previous day).

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 Instrumentation and Quality Control workshop is a response to customer demand for a hands-on seminar to learn more about how to prepare samples, interpret data, set tolerances, and store and retrieve data.

  • 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 Instrumentation and Quality Control Book
    All seminar attendees will also receive X-Rite’s exclusive Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control 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 boothMunsell 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, 2017. The voucher cannot exceed $500.00 off a purchase.


  • Differences between how a 45/0 and sphere take measurements  
  • When to use a handheld, benchtop, and/or non-contact instruments
  • General measurement modes (RFL/ TRA, SCI/SCE, UVC/UVEx, etc.)
  • Importance of certification and good calibration  


  • Samples that should or should not be measured
  • Sample preparation for industry specific measurements  
  • Sample presentation for industry specific mounting

Interpreting Color Data and Tolerances:

  • General color difference numbers (DL*,Da*,Db* or DL*, DC*, Dh)
  • General color graphics, such as color space and color trend plots
  • Individual colorimetric tolerances
  • Single number tolerances  

Visual vs. Numerical:

  • Do the numbers agree with your eyes?
  • Can you perceive a difference at DE of 0.5, 1.0 or higher?

Archiving Your Data:

  • Storing standards and trials for posterity
  • Retrieving stored data for evaluation
  • Searching your database

This is a hands-on workshop with X-Rite instrumentation and software.

Anaheim, CA

Fullerton Marriott at California State University
2701 Nutwood Ave
Fullerton , CA  92831
Phone: (714) 738-7800

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA  30309
Phone: (404) 876-8888

Cincinnati, OH

Courtyard Cincinnati Covington
500 West 3rd St.
Covington, OH  41011
Phone: (859) 491-4000

Edison, NJ

Courtyard Edison Woodbridge
3105 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ  08837
Phone: (732) 738-1991

Grand Rapids, MI

4300 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
Phone: (888) 800-9580

Greenville, SC

Courtyard by Marriott GSP Airport
115 The Parkway
Greenville, SC  29615
Phone: (864) 213-9009

Houston, TX

Houston Marriott North
255 N Sam Houston Pkwy East
Houston,  TX  77060
Phone: (281) 875-4000

Minneapolis, MN

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown 
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
Phone: (612) 333-4646

Naperville, IL

Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 North Naper Boulevard
Naperville, IL  60563
Phone: (630) 505-4900

Nashville, TN

The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN  37214
Phone: (615) 889-0800

Natick, MA

Courtyard Boston Natick
342 Speen Street
Natick, MA  01760
Phone: (508) 655-6100


San Francisco, CA

Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
555 North Point Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
Phone: (415) 563-1234

Toronto, ON

Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
901 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON  M9W 1J5, Canada
Phone: (416) 674-9400

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