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Fundamentals of Color and Appearance

MODEL# 879463

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:  14 days prior to event date 100% refund, 7 days prior to event date 50% refund, less than 7 days no refund will be given. In the event X-Rite needs to cancel the event you will received a 100% refund.
How do you see color?

External variables, like lighting, impact the way you see color. Eliminate the subjectivity and rejections with visual quality control solutions.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Location Venue
October 27, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Columbus, OH
Columbus Airport Marriott
1375 North Cassady Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Course Closed
November 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Rosemont, IL
United States
Sheraton Chicago O'Hare
6501 Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
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November 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Green Bay, WI
Delta Marriott Hotel Green Bay
2750 Ramada Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
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November 30, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
San Jose, CA
Hilton Garden Inn Cupertino
10741 Wolfe Road
Cupertino CA 95014
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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.

Introduction to Color and Printing

  • The science of color and appearance
  • Eye mechanism; includes a color vision test and detection of chromatic anomalies

Color Quantification

  • Communication of colorimetric information
  • Quantification of light sources, color temperatures and illuminants
  • Interpretation of spectral reflectance
  • The different chromatic models: additive, subtractive and mixed
  • Understanding of the CIE color system


  • Difference between densitometers, colorimeters, and spectrophotometers
  • The concept of metamerism
  • What instrument to use and when
  • Understanding the M-Factors

Fundamentals of Print Process Control

  • Understanding what process control is
  • Overview of process control for creatives and prepress
  • Communicating color digitally – CxF and PDF
  • Qualifications and standards including G7, CRPCs and what are the printing aims
  • Pressroom process control
  • Digital printing process control
  • Lighting for visual assessment
  • Spot color process control including PantoneLIVE and best practices for sample measurement
  • Instrument alignment and calibration
  • Benefits of Ink Formulation in the workflow

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