Fundamentals of Instrumentation and QC Training

$985

Put your color theory knowledge into practice: enjoy our hands-on, color quality control workshop using X-Rite instruments and software.

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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.

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
October 1, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
USA
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October 7, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Milwaukee, WI
United States
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield
375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
USA
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October 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Natick-MA
USA
Courtyard Marriott Boston Natick
342 Speen St
Natick, MA 01760
USA
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October 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Atlanta, GA
USA
Embassy Suites Atlanta Centennial Park
267 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
USA
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October 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Rosemont, IL
United States
Aloft Chicago O'Hare
9700 Balmoral Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
USA
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November 5, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Cincinnati, OH
USA
Marriott Cincinnati North
6189 Muhlhauser Road
West Chester, Ohio 45069
USA
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November 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Grand Rapids, MI
USA
X-Rite World Headquarters
4300 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
USA
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December 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Charlotte Pineville, NC
USA
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Pineville
425 Towne Centre Boulevard
Pineville, NC 28134
USA
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December 10, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Dallas, TX
United States
Courtyard Marriott Dallas - Grapevine
2200 Bass Pro Court
Grapevine, Texas 76051
USA
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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 Materials
    As part of the seminar tour, all attendees will receive the Munsell Interactive Learning Kit and a Pantone gift 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 Discounts
    Participants will receive a 10% discount voucher that is valid until December 31, 2018. The voucher cannot exceed $500.00 off a purchase

Instrumentation:

  • 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:

  • 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.


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