Grand Rapids, Michigan-based color measurement device maker X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary, Pantone LLC, announces its schedule of 2017 spring Fundamentals of Color training seminars in 14 locations throughout North America. It’s added some new locations for this round, the company says.
The two-day seminars help attendees understand color theory and implement color quality standards in their organizations. Topics covered include visual evaluation of color; communicating color specifications; color tolerances; and instrumentation.
Day one of the seminar will feature “Fundamentals of Color and Appearance” training, which will provide a solid understanding of the art and science of color, covering the physics of color, the importance of lighting and how to use spectrophotometers and color data.
Day two covers “Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control.” It’s a hands-on workshop where attendees use X-Rite spectrophotometers, light booths and software to create color standards, develop appropriate color tolerances, measure samples against target colors and analyze the results.
“Color errors continue to be a leading cause for product rejects due to the complexities of controlling color across a wide range of materials and a global supply chain,” says Murphy Keeley, general manager Americas for X-Rite. “It is essential that anyone working with color, from brand owners to specifiers to quality control professionals, understand the fundamentals of color science and how color errors happen. With new locations added across North America, manufacturers and suppliers can attend a local seminar and hear from experts on how to improve quality control processes by streamlining color communication, measurement, reporting and recording.”
The Fundamentals of Color Training Series is presented by X-Rite color experts, and attendees can register for either the full two-day seminar or one of the individual sessions.
The 2017 schedule starts February 21:
- Portland, Oregon
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Greenville, South Carolina
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Bentonville, Arkansas
- Schaumburg, Illinois
- San Francisco
- Edison, New Jersey
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Anaheim, California
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Natick, Massachusetts
The combined Seminar cost is $1,295. The individual cost for the Fundamentals of Color and Appearance Seminar is $595; and Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control Seminar is $895. A 15 percent discount is available for individual seminar classes using the coupon code “FUN2017.”
Registration and a full list of dates and locations can be found HERE.