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Progressive Color Media and Prepress Training Solution Online Color Management Training Now Available

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, MI & Bloomington, IN – June 6, 2005 – Progressive Color Media LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, providing a full range of workflow color management solutions integrating hardware, software and services; and Prepress Training Solution, the premier online training provider for the graphic arts marketplace; announce the immediate availability of two online color management training courses: Color Management Theory and ICC Profiling, available at www.prepresstraining.com/prepresslist.html. The new color management online training series being offered as part of Progressive Color Media’s product and services portfolio, developed and delivered by Prepress Training Solution, offers interactive, 24/7-accessible training on fundamentals of color management. “We’re proud and excited about the new online color management training courses. The two initial courses now available are comprehensive and easy to follow. We’re confident that content publishers who take the course will become fluent in the basics of color management and ICC profiling to more rapidly and effectively bring jobs to higher levels of productivity and predictability,” says Dan Goodenow, Director of Services at Progressive Color Media. Julie Jankowski, VP of Strategic Development at Prepress Training Solution adds, “The marketplace has been asking for quality online color management training, and we decided to partner with the experts at Progressive Color Media to make it a reality. We’re pleased to now deliver the first two courses, Color Management Theory and ICC Profiling, to an eager market. Both courses focus on using color-managed workflows to increase efficiency and reduce waste with consistent, predictable color.” Color Management Course Details Color Management Theory-- This course walks students through everything they want to know about color. It will help them gain a full understanding of what color is, how it is defined, and how they can use instrumentation to achieve color accuracy and quality. This curriculum also covers the basic topics involved with ICC profile-based color management. Topics include: •Introduction to color •Light source and viewing conditions •Device dependent color •Device independent color •Color management tools •Gamuts •The color management process •Benefits of color management •The three C’s of color management •ICC profiles overview ICC Profiling -- What are ICC profiles? Why are profiles necessary? How do profiles work? This course teaches users the basics of ICC profiling, including “how to’s” on creating and using ICC profiles, which have become essential in color managed workflows. Topics covered in the course include: •Introduction to ICC profiles •Rendering intents •Introduction to profiling software and hardware •Profiling instrumentation •Display profiles – creating and using display profiles •Color settings in Adobe Creative Suite •Input profiles – creating and using input profiles in Adobe Photoshop •Output profiles – creating and using output profiles in Adobe Photoshop •Advanced printer profile settings •Proofing in Adobe Photoshop •RIP •Profile inspection Pricing & Special Promotions The Color Management Theory and ICC Profiling courses are available at a special introductory price of $99.95 each through June 30, 2005. Regular price for each course is $149.95 per user. Students can upgrade to the Prepress Training Solution’s entire course library for $300, which includes the Color Management Series and a variety of prepress and graphics training in Mac OS X, Adobe Creative Suite and more. Subscriptions include year-long access to all current courses and any new courses released during the year.




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