Color management device company X-Rite is offering a series of color management seminars in 10 cities across the U.S. and Canada. If you’re responsible for color accuracy in your organization, be sure to consider their press release below.
X-Rite Launches New Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control Seminar This Spring in 10 U.S. Cities and Canada to Teach Principles of Color Management
X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ:XRIT) is taking a new training program on the road this spring to 10 U.S. cities and Canada that supplements the company’s popular Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA) by providing hands-on training on sample measurement, data collection and reporting for quality control.
The new Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC) one-day seminar is a response to customers who have a working knowledge of color theory and want to learn more about how to prepare samples, interpret data, set tolerances and store and retrieve data. Both seminars are aimed at helping 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.
Experts at X-Rite Color Services will teach the day-long seminars starting in February in Chicago; Nashville, Tenn.; Cincinnati; Clemson, S.C.; Rochester, N.Y.; Baltimore; Los Angeles; St. Louis; Toronto, Canada; Milwaukee, Wis. and Portland, Ore. X-Rite is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of color measurement instrumentation and software, as well as a provider of related training and support services. The corporation is the parent company of Pantone LLC, known worldwide for its standard language of accurate color communication in the graphic arts and other industries.
For the complete agenda and online registration, visit http://www.xrite.com/seminar or call 888.439.4403 to speak with seminar coordinators and register by phone.
The cost of the FOCA seminar is $595, and the cost of the FIQC seminar is $895. Those who register for either seminar from Jan. 24 to Feb. 24 will receive a 10% discount. X-Rite is offering a bundled price of $1,295 for those who register for both seminars. The seminars run each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and continental breakfasts and lunches are provided.
“These seminars are particularly effective and fun because we encourage hands-on participation,” said Joel Schick, Business Development Manager of X-Rite Color Services. “Attendees are asked to bring their own samples so they can develop best practices in measuring the colors of their products to improve and monitor workflows. We love it when the attendees come prepared with questions about their quality control needs.”
Attendees should check if the X-Rite seminars can qualify as continuing education under certain accreditation programs.
Geared for those without any prior training, the FOCA course addresses color control for a variety of industries, including retail and apparel brands, business and consumer electronics, automotive, graphics arts, packaging and their related industries in plastics, coatings, and textile manufacturing. Attendees are given a solid foundation in the basics of color and appearance, and then instruction on how to measure, view and understand color data.
The FOCA course is not a prerequisite for taking the FIQC course, but those registering for FIQC should have familiarity with color measurement nomenclature and basics.
Attendees of either seminar will receive an X-Rite Munsell Interactive Learning Kit that reinforces the lessons with worksheets, samples, and exercises, as well as X-Rite’s exclusive Fundamentals of Color and Appearance book that acts as a reference on color in easy-to-read language.
Each location will have a drawing at the end of each seminar for one free seat of quality assurance software, a $3,200 retail value where the winner has the choice of X-Rite ColorMaster QAII, Color iQC Professional, or X-Color QC. All participants will also receive a $250 voucher towards the purchase of any X-Rite product, with a minimum order value of $2,500.
There will also be a drawing at each location for a free license to X-Rite’s eLearning course called Color Theory: Understanding the Numbers of Color, an interactive eLearning course that brings X-Rite’s experts into your home or workspace at your convenience.
All attendees of the seminar tour are eligible to win an X-Rite CAPSURE handheld color-matching tool which will be given away to five lucky individuals at the completion of the tour.
The places and dates of the seminars are:
Baltimore April 10-11
Residence Inn By Marriott Baltimore DT
17 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 454-8892
Chicago Feb. 28-29
Residence Inn by Marriott Schaumburg
1610 McConnor Parkway, Chicago, IL 60173, (847) 230-2903
Cincinnati March 13-14
Courtyard Cincinnati Blue Ash
4625 Lake Forest Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242, (847) 318-1252
Clemson May 29-30
Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design & Graphics
Clemson, SC 29678, (864) 656-5686
Los Angeles April 17-18
Milwaukee May 8-9
Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport
4620 South 5th Street, Milwaukee WI 53207, (414) 747-4405
Nashville March 6-7
Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, (678) 695-9193
Portland May 22-23
Portland Marriott DT Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201, (415) 229-9457
Rochester March 27-28
St. Louis April 24-25
Courtyard St. Louis Airport/Earth City
3101 Rider Trail South, St. Louis, MO 63044 (847) 232-5317
Toronto May 1-2
Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport
231 Carlingview Drive, Toronto, Canada, M9W 5E8 (416) 798-5701
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