X-Rite and Pantone Announce Expanded Color and Appearance Seminar Series in North America

X-Rite expands popular color theory and management seminar to include dedicated sessions for both manufacturing and print and packaging professionals.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., February 17, 2020 – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced its 2020 Fundamentals of Color and Appearance Training Seminar with 11 locations throughout North America. This popular two-day seminar is ideal for color specifiers, quality control professionals, lab technicians and anyone in manufacturing that evaluates or approves color. New this year are dedicated training sessions specifically designed for print and packaging professionals interested in measurement-based process control.

“Achieving color accuracy within a production process and across a complex supply chain begins with a foundation in color and appearance theory,” said Mike Soriano, Director of Global Services X-Rite and Pantone. “Whether you are new to color or looking for industry specific information, we have a seminar that can help. Our team of application engineers brings a mix of practical information and technical expertise to help you streamline color communication, improve measurement accuracy, and produce consistent color.”

Trainings for Brands, Manufacturers and Suppliers:

The Fundamentals of Color and Appearance Training Series is presented by X-Rite and Pantone Color Experts and incorporates color management experience and best practices. Attendees can register for either the full two-day seminar or one of the individual sessions:

Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA)trainingprovides foundational elements of color theory and appearance science including innovative ways to evaluate appearance characteristics like gloss and texture.

Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC) is 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.

The Fundamentals Series for manufacturers commences on February 19 in Nashville, TN. Other locations include Seattle, WA; Indianapolis, IN; Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Clemson, SC; Columbus, OH; New York, NY; Schaumburg, IL; Irvine, CA; and Grand Rapids, MI.

NEW Training for Print and Packaging

The new Fundamentals of Print and Packaging Series is for anyone in a print environment that wants to learn how to shorten make-ready time, lower consumable costs and increase ROI with color management equipment. Attendees can register for either the two-day seminar or one of the individual sessions:

Going Beyond Density is designed to help print and packaging professionals achieve optimal process control on offset press by going beyond the density of solid inks to measuring spectral data.

Print Process Control is a hands-on workshop that reviews the print process and examines how to use the latest spectrophotometers and software for process improvements. Attendees gain an understanding of process control best practices, the key concepts of the G7 methodology, and spot color management from Pantone.

The Fundamentals of Print and Packaging Series commences on April 15 in Clemson, SC. Other locations include Columbus, OH and Grand Rapids, MI.

Registration and a full list of dates and locations can be found at https://www.xrite.com/learning-color-education/training

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

About Pantone

Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at www.pantone.com and connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.