Alder Color Solutions Color Mgmt Boot Camp (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

March 24 to 26, 2020
TBA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

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Who Should Attend

Owners, managers, designers, pre-press and production


Dan Gillespie
  • Cell: (717) 475-9007


Registration Deadline

Mar 17, 2020, 18:00 PM

Color Training for your Business

In this SGIA Color Management Boot Camp hosted by Alder Color Solutions and sponsored by EFI, you will learn from SGIA 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 boot camp will use EFI Fiery XF as its RIP software.

This boot camp is conducted in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (exact location TBA).

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 Alder Color Solutions' event as SGIA certified instructors take you through the SGIA 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), SGIA's exclusive workshop concentrates on the unique aspects of large format inkjet.

SGIA 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 with EFI Fiery XF

“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 X-rite equipment
  • Software for profile viewing and quality control

Thank you to our Supporters

Alder Color Solutions, EFI, and X-Rite Pantone

This workshop is conducted by SGIA 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.

SGIA may on occasion take photographs and/or video of its program participants for use in print materials or by electronic methods. Your entry into SGIA facilities, participation in SGIA programs or participation in SGIA events grants permission for SGIA 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.

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Dan Gillespie

I began my professional career in the newspaper industry, where I honed my skills and became proficient in desktop publishing, scanning, and color separation/reproduction for cold-set web printing. I then went to work for a national graphic arts reseller, GE Richards Graphic Supplies (who I’d been purchasing hardware/software from), as an application specialist - training clients in graphics related software. I went on to become the only color specialist on staff, installing scanners and proofing systems and teaching people color management around the country. In 1999 I started my own business, ColorGeek Inc., solving client’s color workflow problems for photographers, printers, publishers, and converters. In 2010 I went to work for Color Management Distribution where I was the Director of Technical Services until November, 2018. In December of 2018 I became the Director of Technical Services for Alder Technology, where I'm responsible for professional color services, nationwide.

I'm also an avid professional photographer and enjoy expressing my creative side for a short list of choice clients and projects. My Goal is to make a great living doing what I love for and/or with good people, helping companies realize the benefits of digital imaging, color management, process control and workflow automation.

Bill Owen

Bill Owen has worked in prepress, printing and color management for over 37 years. He has worked with small mom and pop shops and some of the biggest companies in the world providing skills such as typesetting, camera work, scanning, paste-up, color retouching, graphic design, stripping, production and more. Bill has received certifications from companies such as SGIA, AGFA, Kodak, Scitex, Xitron, CGS, GMG, EFI, Onyx, Caldera, Gretag, xrite, Idealliance and many more and is widely regarded and respected in the printing industry as a printing and color expert. Bill truly enjoys color management and calibrating printing equipment to international and industry standards all across North America as well as presenting Color Boot Camps for SGIA. Bill feels that sharing his knowledge of print and color is very rewarding and looks forward to continuing his colorful journey. In addition, Bill is a working musician and plays guitar and sings for two different bands and has been performing for nearly 40 years. 

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What is color theory? What are the principles of color theory? How do I set goals for color management? How do I calibrate a device? Can I time-test procedures? What are the newest print standards? How do I perform a print verification? In our 3-day workshop on color management, you will get the answers!

Check our agenda for the color management boot camp.


Day 1

9:00 am – Introductions
* Speaker Introduction
* Workshop Policies
* The Notebook
* Schedule of Events
* Participant Introduction

Basic Color Theory

10:15 am – Break

10:30 am - Lecture: Color Targets and Strategies
* Color Targets

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Lecture and Hands-on: Color Targets and Strategies continued
* Introduction to Media Configuration and measure prints from students (feedback)

2:00 pm – Break

2:15 pm – Monitor Calibration

3:00 pm - Anatomy of Inkjet Printing

4:30 pm - Lecture: Measurement Devices
* Devices
* Measurement Conditions

Day 2

9:00 am – Questions

Lecture: Color Management Pyramid

10:30 am - Hands On: Media Configuration & Profiling
Breakout to RIP stations for hands-on profiling

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm - Hands On: Media Configuration & Profiling continued
Breakout to RIP stations for hands-on media configuration and profiling

3:00 pm – Break

3:15 pm - Hands On: Media Configuration & Profiling continued

Breakout to RIP stations for hands-on media configuration and profiling

4:00 pm – Overview of Control Print Answer Key

Day 3

9:00 am - Lecture & Hands On: Spot Color Management

* Spot Color Lecture

* Spot Color Replacement Hands On

10:30 am – Break

10:45 am - Lecture & Demonstration: Verification

* Lecture: Verification Software

* Software overview (Demonstration)

* Verify/Print Analysis - From Media Configurations Completed in Class