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Thursday, April 14, 2011

X-Rite & Pantone to hold Color Management Seminar for Printing and Design Professionals in New York now..

X-Rite, Inc., the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and it’s wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has announced a new educational color management seminar. Targeted at printing, packaging, pre-press, and graphic design professionals the two-day, the modular seminar that opened in Chicago on March 29th and 30th, will now travel to New York City on May 17th and 18th. Topics covered will address all aspects of color management, from process control and pressroom workflow, to color control for designers, spot color management and how to improve display to print matching.

The color management seminar consists of 3 sessions, and attendees will have the option to participate in any one or all of the sessions, as follows:

Day 1 : “Going beyond density: optimal process control for printing”
The first session will cover Offset press process control with a particular focus on process color. Ideally suited for sheet-fed or web offset quality assurance managers, prepress professionals, production supervisors, and press operators. The Post lunch session will include Flexographic press process control with a particular focus on packaging and spot colors, including Pantone. Ideally suited for flexographic quality assurance managers, prepress professionals, production supervisors, and press operators.

"These two half-day sessions are designed to help attendees gain better control of all the variables that can affect color quality on press. We will discuss press conditions, plate quality control and why it is so important to look at measurements beyond just density to truly control color. We will also provide basic troubleshooting guidelines to deal with measurements that are out of spec," explains Murphy Keeley, VP of Services at X-Rite.

Day 2: "Color immersion: an in-depth look at color management for creative/design professionals."
Led by Pantone color experts, this full-day session is ideally suited for wide format printers, sign-makers, prepress professionals, graphic designers and commercial photographers. Attendees will learn all aspects of color management from design through prepress. Topics will include "How to Work with Cameras for More Accurate Color", "Display Calibration to Improve Color Editing", "How to Get better Display-to-Print Matching", "Proper Use of Pantone Colors in your Files", "Color Management Setup in Adobe(R) CS", "Preflighting for Different Output" and "Producing Color-Accurate Proofs that Match Your Press".

"Print buyers and brand owners are becoming more demanding in their color requirements. With tighter margins, wasted time and materials are not acceptable. Improving turn-around speeds with better color and less waste is more important now than ever, and mastering the tools and methods to manage color is critical in all areas of production, from file creation all the way to the pressroom. Leaders in the printing and design industries are recognizing the need for quality color management education, and to fulfill this demand, X-Rite/Pantone has put together this very comprehensive course," comments Murphy Keeley.

To register and obtain further information about this seminar, log on to www.xrite.com/processcontrol and www.pantone.com/immersion. Seminar attendees will be entitled to enter a free drawing at the end of each day to win one of X-Rite's award-winning i1 Solutions on day 1, and a CAPSURE color-capture device on day 2.

X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes design industry color leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite's expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, graphic design, and many other industries.

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world's color authority for almost 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers.