ColorCasters Color Management Boot Camp (Hybrid)

September 8 to 16, 2021

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Who Should Attend

Owners, managers, pre-press and production


Shelby Sapusek
  • Main: 866-912-6567


Registration Deadline

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 Supporters

Mimaki 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
ColorCasters, LLC and ColorMetrix Technologies LLC


Shelby Sapusek
ColorCasters, LLC

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Monday, 2 to 4 p.m. EST
Basic Color Theory
Color Targets

Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. EST
Anatomy of Inkjet
Measurement Devices
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
Spot Colors
Color Verification

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

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