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X-Rite Announces Fall Color Management Training Series in North America

Interactive 2-day seminar helps attendees better understand color theory and implement color management best practices to improve quality control

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 18, 2016 – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced a fall Fundamentals of Color Training Series in 14 locations throughout North America. The seminar series is designed to help attendees understand color theory and implement color quality standards in their organizations. Topics covered in the trainings include visual evaluations, communicating color specifications, color tolerances and instrumentation.

Taught by X-Rite color experts, the seminar incorporates decades of color management experience and has been conducted globally for more than 25 years. This interactive seminar is ideal for color specifiers, quality control professionals, lab technicians and anyone who evaluates or approves color.

Attendees can register for either the two-day seminar or one of the individual sessions:

  • Day One: Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA) training provides a solid understanding of the art and science of color, covering the physics of color, importance of lighting, how to use spectrophotometers and color data.
  • Day Two: 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.

"Getting color right continues to be a top concern for quality control professionals across multiple industries and is a leading reason for product rejects," said Murphy Keeley, Vice President of Marketing and Services, X-Rite. "The Fundamentals of Color training brings all of the complicated scientific terms and color management processes into everyday language to help attendees better understand why color errors happen and how to address them. Our trainers provide practical information and advice on how to improve quality control processes by streamlining color communication, measurement, reporting and recording."

The seminar series commences on August 24th in Seattle, WA. Other locations include Baltimore, MD; Green Bay WI; Charlotte, NC; Salt Lake City, UT; Los Angeles, CA; Birmingham, AL; San Jose, CA; Toronto, ON; Memphis, TN; Providence RI; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; and New York City, NY.

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 "fun2016".

Registration and a full list of dates and locations can be found at or on the X-Rite blog at

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite, Incorporated is a global leader in color science and technology. With its wholly owned subsidiary 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 Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone 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

About Pantone

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 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 paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at

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