The trick to color success isn’t just selecting the right tools. You need to know how to use them. Even the most expensive spectrophotometer won’t be helpful if you don’t know which aperture size to choose during setup or which tolerancing model to follow.
Since color workflows are specific to industry, products, and color needs, it’s not possible to establish one single process that works for everyone. That’s where X-Rite Color Experts come in. Whether you need help getting up to speed with new equipment or maximizing the value of the equipment you already have, they can teach you how to use your color management tools to get the best possible color while reducing the costs associated with of setup, scrap and rework.
X-Rite Professional Color Services offers a variety of learning opportunities to fit your schedule and budget, including seminars, classroom workshops, custom onsite training, and eLearning courses. Color Experts will even come to your site to audit and analyze your processes and provide custom training and guidance for everyone involved in the workflow on topics ranging from basic color theory to specific product installation and instruction.
Today we’ll look at the different types of training offered by our Color Experts, and direct you to the courses available for your industry.
Knowledge is power!
We know it can be hard to get away from the workplace, so we offer a full library of interactive, online courses on general color theory, as well as X-Rite software, devices, and workflows. Created by Color Experts, these courses explore all aspects of color, equipment care and use, software knowledge and applications, and workflow support. Each course consists of a blend of informative presentations, software demonstrations, and even interactive segments and workbooks that allow you to practice what you’ve learned.
Courses are organized into modules, so you can start, pause, stop and return as your schedule allows, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Plus, each module has an optional quiz at the end so you can make sure you’re learning the important stuff. Many classes also come with an X-Rite Pantone certification.
Visit our eLearning page to see what’s available for your industry.
Classroom training options are great for individuals who need certification or more in-depth color knowledge. Since you’re away from the interruptions and distractions of the workplace, you can stay focused, then quickly apply what you learned when you get home. We offer a wide variety of courses at our state-of-the-art training facilities in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Regensdorf, Switzerland, as well as at our local sales offices around the world. Participants work at their own workstations using the latest software and equipment, and Color Experts teach using hands-on activities, demonstrations, and real-world examples.
Check out our list of classroom workshops, by industry.
X-Rite seminars provide a fun and easy way to get up to speed on color theory, process control and color management. Our two most popular are the Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA), where attendees learn about the effect of different light sources on the perception of color, explore methods of color communication, and learn how to visually and numerically evaluate color. For industrial applications, the hands-on Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC) workshop allows participants to practice creating color standards, developing tolerances, measuring samples against targets, and comparing results.
Find out more about what you can learn, and when we’ll be near you. If you have a large group to train, we’ll even bring the seminar to you.
Custom Onsite Training
If it’s custom help you need, an X-Rite Color Expert will come to your site to help you build a workflow on your equipment, in your environment. It’s a great solution for companies with multiple staff, a challenging workflow, or a unique process that needs to be color-managed. You help customize an agenda based on your color requirements and applications, and our team of professional trainers comes to your site and integrates themselves into your business to analyze, set up, and implement the most effective custom workflow. When our Color Experts leave, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to be self-sufficient.
Custom onsite training is available for every market and covers all aspects of a color workflow, including color theory, proper hardware and software usage, and controlling color for your specific application and process. If your company is thinking of going to a G7 workflow, consider working with our G7 Certified Color experts. Our Color Experts will come to your site to assist you in qualification and help you understand and implement the new workflow. When we leave, you’ll have the knowledge and tools necessary to implement and use your new G7 workflow.
An extremely affordable and effective method of learning, Personal Color Training (PCT) combines the convenience of online with the personal touch of a live trainer. PCTs are extremely affordable and customized to your industry. Each session lasts one hour, and pairs you with a Color Expert who will identify your needs, diagnose issues and personalize training around your color goals using the phone, live video, and remote desktop sharing.
You can also request a custom-designed multi-session learning program to make complex theories and techniques easy to understand and for help integrating all of the software and devices in your workflow. Your personal color trainer will take you step by step, from understanding the basics through implementing a high-end color workflow.
Sometimes you just want the answer. X-Rite Color Services’ Ask the Color Expert (ACE) can be your outsource provider for technical support. This industry-wide hotline supports most color management software and hardware and workflow solutions. ACE can even build a program to fit your needs through a toll-free hotline and remote system diagnostics.
If you’re interested, fill out the form and someone will be in touch to customize the best support options for your needs.