ColorCasters Color Management Boot Camp (Hybrid)
September 8 to 16, 2021
Who Should Attend
Owners, managers, pre-press and production
- Main: 866-912-6567
Sep 1, 2021, 18:00 PM
Color Training for your Business
In this hybrid PRINTING United Alliance Color Management Boot Camp hosted by ColorCasters and sponsored by Mimaki USA, you will learn from PRINTING United Alliance certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device calibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, spot colors, and print verification.
This is a hybrid boot camp and will be conducted with one day of virtual training and one day of on-site in-person training at the Mimaki USA facility in Irving, Texas -- check with Shelby Sapusek for details.
This event will adhere to important COVID-19 precautions for the in-person portion of the class. See details at the registration link.
Take control of your color with this hands-on workshop. If you are:
- Struggling with color control
- Having difficulty getting approval from your customers
- Wanting to produce better and more consistent color
- Curious about brand and spot colors
You need to attend ColorCasters event as PRINTING United Alliance certified instructors take you through the PRINTING United Alliance Color Management boot camp to make large-format inkjet color management work for you.
“The light went on for me when I understood why GCR is so important!” Barry Key, Galileo Consulting.
Although some color concepts are common across the printing industry (offset, flexo, screen), PRINTING United Alliance's exclusive workshop concentrates on the unique aspects of large format inkjet.
PRINTING United Alliance certified instructors will teach you all about:
- Color theory and principles
- Goals of color management
- Device calibration
- Time-tested color management procedures
- The newest print standards, including Brand specifications
- Spot Color management and verification
- Print Validation
- Hands-on media profiling
“I'm looking forward to more consistent color with less finger crossing!” Mike Althaus, Corporate Communications Group
You will learn
- Color management concepts
- Print standards and specifications
- Color measurement instrumentation and profiling software
- Instruction for device calibration and media profiling
- Print Verification
- Hands on RIP workstations and spectrophotometers
- Software for profile viewing and quality control
Thank you to our SupportersMimaki USA, Chromix, ColorCasters, and SpotOn!
This hybridworkshop is conducted by PRINTING United Alliance certified instructors. The focused, small-class setting allows you to master principles of color management. Learn from the industry's top instructors and walk away with confidence and skill. Register now — space is limited. All workshops are taught in English.
PRINTING United Alliance may on occasion take photographs and/or video of its program participants for use in print materials or by electronic methods. Your entry into PRINTING United Alliance facilities, participation in PRINTING United Alliance programs or participation in PRINTING United Alliance events grants permission for PRINTING United Alliance to use these photographs and/or video in its marketing and public relations efforts.
*Minimum class size requirements must be met 30 days prior to workshop start date in order to hold workshop. Do not book your travel until you are notified that the class is a "go."
Download the SGIA Control Print and bring your prints to the class with you.
Jim Raffel is a color management consultant who also serves as CEO of ColorCasters, LLC and ColorMetrix Technologies LLC. As a veteran of the printing industry and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s acclaimed printing management program, in 1995 he formed ColorMetrix to bring an idea he had to make color measurement and evaluation easier by creating easy-to-use software solutions. Today as a certified G7 expert and color management professional, his consulting practice focuses on dye sublimation and flat-bed UV inkjet printing. This work keeps him on the road many weeks each year working with end users and manufacturers to improve their color management processes. He has also been authorized by PRINTING United Alliance to conduct their color management boot camps; in both open venues for anyone to attend and in closed venues for clients and their staff.
Shelby Sapusek is a color management consultant who also serves as CMO of ColorCasters, LLC. She grew up in the newspaper industry; working primarily in graphic design and pre-press. In her editor capacity, she was responsible for the print and color quality of several newspapers around the country. In 2011 after 17 years in the newspaper industry, she joined fellow instructor Jim Raffel in his company ColorMetrix and later co-founded ColorCasters. Today, she works with graphic designers, end users and manufacturers in the print industry to improve their color management skills.
Monday, 2 to 4 p.m. EST
Basic Color Theory
Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. EST
Anatomy of Inkjet
Monitor Calibration (homework)
Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. EST
Monitor Calibration continued (questions)
Color Management Pyramid
Test Print Explanation
Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. EST
Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. EST (optional, free)
Walking through profile creation
Requested Personal Profile Session (up to 3 hours, date/time TBD, extra cost including test print submission fee for Certification). Profile creation using attendee’s software and equipment