GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., – X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the fall tour dates for their popular 'Fundamentals of Color and Appearance' (FOCA) and 'Going Beyond Density' seminars.
'Fundamentals of Color and Appearance' is a one-day seminar that instructs quality control and assurance professionals, lab technicians, parts suppliers, pre-media and digital pressroom personnel and manufacturing specifiers on how to evaluate and approve colors in their workflows. Taught by X-Rite color experts, FOCA provides practical information applicable to any industry dealing with color in easy-to-understand terms, including retail and apparel brands, business and consumer electronics, automotive, graphics arts, packaging and their related industries in plastics, coatings, and textile manufacturing. X-Rite color experts will give attendees a solid foundation in the basics of color and appearance, and provide instruction on how to measure, view and understand color data.
The $595 course requires no prior color training and will address color control for a variety of industries. X-Rite's FOCA seminar may qualify as continuing education under certain accreditation programs.
FOCA's fall dates and venues are as follows:
- Detroit, MI: 09/22/2011 (Detroit Metro Airport Marriott, Flynn Drive Romulus, MI)
- Atlanta, GA: 09/27/2011 (Courtyard Atlanta Airport North/Virginia Avenue, International Boulevard, Hapeville GA)
- Los Angeles, CA: 09/29/2011 (FIDM 17590 Gillette Avenue, Irvine CA)
- Boston, MA: 10/06/2011 (Residence Inn Boston Framingham, 400 Staples Drive, Framingham MA)
- Chicago, IL: 10/13/2011 (Residence Inn Chicago Schaumburg, 1610 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg IL)
- Lyndhurst, NJ: 10/25/2011 (Courtyard Lyndhurst Meadowlands,1 Polito Avenue, Lyndhurst NJ)
Each attendee will receive an X-Rite Munsell Interactive Learning Kit to reinforce the lessons with worksheets, samples, and exercises, as well as X-Rite's exclusive 'Fundamentals of Color and Appearance' book to be used as a reference on color in easy-to-read language.
All FOCA attendees will receive a discount voucher towards an X-Rite purchase and have the ability to win a free seat of quality assurance software and a CAPSURE handheld color matching tool.
'Going Beyond Density: Optimal Process Control for Printing' is a modular seminar featuring a morning and an afternoon session. Participants can opt to attend one session (for $395) or both (for $595).
This seminar is designed for any press operators, quality assurance or quality control managers, production supervisors, and prepress professionals looking to better understand how to improve efficiencies in the pressroom. Topics will include color theory, how to shorten make-ready time, lower consumable costs, increase efficiency throughout your workflow, and increase the return on your recent investment in color management equipment. Attendees will gain a complete understanding of the best practices for process control, be introduced to the key concepts of the G7 methodology, and also improve their understanding on spot color management from Pantone.
The morning session will look at offset press process control with a particular focus on process color. The afternoon session will focus on flexographic press process control with a particular focus on packaging and spot colors, including Pantone.
"The success of our 'Going Beyond Density' seminar this spring has led us to increase the number of locations for our fall tour in order to meet the needs of our customers. We have developed a curriculum, in coordination with Pantone that delivers superior value to our attendees. The marketplace is requesting tools to increase productivity and reduce costs and this seminar series supports this need," explains Murphy Keeley, VP of Services at X-Rite.
Fall dates and venues for 'Going Beyond Density' are as follows:
- Baltimore, MD: 9/13/2011 Courtyard Baltimore BWI Airport 1671 West Nursery Road Linthicum, MD
- Los Angeles, CA: 9/15/2011 Los Angeles Airport Marriott 500 East First Street Long Beach, CA
- Chicago, IL: 10/4/2011 Spring Hill Suites Chicago 1550 McConnor Parkway Schaumburg IL
- Raleigh, NC: 10/6/2011 Courtyard Raleigh-Durham Airport 2001 Hospitality Court Morrisville, NC
All attendees of the 'Going Beyond Density' seminar will receive a discount voucher towards an X-Rite purchase and will have the ability to win an i1Publish Pro.
Organizations that send 5 people to an event will receive a free seat for a sixth person to attend. To register and obtain further information about these seminars, please go to www.xrite.com/foca or www.xrite.com/processcontrol or call 888-439-4403. For a limited time, attendees can save 10 percent and get a free t-shirt by using the coupon code FOCA11 or GBD11 when registering.