X-Rite Color Management Seminars Go On-the-Road
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—X-Rite, Inc. is taking a new training program on the road this spring to ten 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 to evaluate and approve colors in their workflows.
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.
“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.”
The cities and dates of the seminars are:
- Chicago, Ill.; Feb. 28-29
- Nashville, Tenn.; March 6-7
- Cincinnati, Ohio; March 13-14
- Rochester, N.Y.; March 27-28
- Baltimore, Md.; April 10-11
- Los Angeles, Calif.; April 17-18
- St. Louis, Mo.; April 24-25
- Toronto, Ontario; May 1-2
- Milwaukee, Wis.; May 8-9
- Portland, Ore.; May 22-23
- Clemson, S.C.; May 29-30
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.
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 percent 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.
For the complete agenda and online registration, visit www.xrite.com/seminar or call 888-439-4403 to speak with seminar coordinators and register by phone.