Program

2012 Color Management Conference
December 1–4, 2012
The Hotel Valley Ho
Scottsdale, Arizona
United States

 

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Operational Benefits of Color Management and Automation
Presenter: Erica Aitken, President, Rods and Cones, Inc.

The objective of a printing operation is to deliver the color the customer has requested and to accomplish this at a cost that makes the business profitable. To increase productivity, maximize the benefits of automation, optimizing color management and color control it is important to know what is going on in the industry and utilize the appropriate technologies. Combining the best color management methodologies with the benefits of high levels of automation provides fast, predictable, and consistent products that can drive the business profitability forward.

Determining the Return on Investment
Presenter: Erica Aitken, President, Rods and Cones, Inc.

When the conversation of color management arises, along with its required implementation, the question always raises is, “how much will this cost and what is the ROI?” Before you can answer that, there has to be an understanding of the current state, how much is lost due to makeready time and waste, customer rejections, reprints, and loss of good will. Color management ROI requires the full understanding of before and after implementation across the complete business structure.

Implementing Color Management and Automation
Presenter: Son Do, Co-Founder and Technical Officer, Rods and Cones, Inc.

A massive change in philosophy and workflow requires a top-down approach and support from all areas within the company, including senior management. How do you address software and hardware requirements, modifications to the workflow, and training requirements for the staff that will be tasked with the daily operation requirements in maintaining the new or expanded color-managed workflow? How does this ingrate with automated technologies with the potential to eliminate operator error and speed up the process?

Moving Into the Future
Presenter: Heath Luetkens, Director of Technology, Product Manager, CGS Publishing Technologies International LLC
 
Moving forward with color management can be very complex, but it doesn’t have to be. By investigating processes and best practices, as well as streamlining the workflow based on technologies and automation, will provide opportunities to achieve and maximize higher productivity, automation, and controlling color. In the increasing global market we now compete in, the adoption of these techniques and technologies has to be a part of the business plan moving forward.

Interactive Discussion & Wrap-Up


PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Fine Art of Digital Photography and Workflow
Presenter: Dr. Taz Tally, Taz Tally Photography and Director of the Digital Print Production Program, Sessions.eduThe Online School of Design

Point–and–Shoot!
Taz Tally will get you out and about for the photo shoot in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. The photo shoot portion of the conference will help you refine the color aspects of your photo images, both during the shoot and in the post processing sessions. In order to maximize the color, clarity and accuracy of your captured images, here’s a quick pre-shoot checklist.

Digital Photography Design Solutions
Getting the right shot is much more than just point-and-shoot. Get ready to enhance your working knowledge, sharpen your skills, and improve your creative techniques. Whether you’re a seasoned or amateur photographer, we invite you to join our digital imaging expert.

Streamlining Your Digital Photography Process and Workflow
This is at the heart of the photographer’s experience—to be in control of your entire imaging process. Unfortunately for a lot of photographers, struggling with digital processing can take all the fun out of photography. Trying to figure out how to get the finest quality from a single photo is daunting. Get ready to gain control of the entire imaging process and develop a workflow that fits your style and needs with digital imaging fundamentals that every modern photographer needs to know. Not just recipes, but core technical skills you will use again and again.

FULL CONFERENCE

Keynote Presentations

In today’s challenging climate, the industry applauds inspirational leaders who stand out by creating a successful vision and direction in their companies. The keynote speakers are leaders within the industry and they will address their view of how color impacts the industry, and how they have addressed the challenges of color management in today’s new communication space.

Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Presenter: Scott Butterfield, Trend Consultant, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Founded in 1910, Hallmark is the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States. In addition to greeting cards, Hallmark also produces gift wrap, party goods, giftware, stationary, electronic greetings, keepsake ornaments, and other gift related products. The company offers more than 48,000 products in its model line at any one time.  Hallmark also owns a number of subsidies and assets, such as Crayola LLC., Rainbow Brite, Hallmark Channel (a cable television network), and DaySpring Greeting Cards.

The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Presenter: Jackie Jordan, Color Expert, Director of Color Marketing, The Sherwin-Williams Company

As a Fortune 500 company in the general building materials industry; The Sherwin-Williams Co. primarily engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America and Europe. No matter where you are in the world or what surfaces you're coating, Sherwin-Williams provides innovative solutions that ensure your success.

Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee Inc.
Presenter: Angela Stone, Manager, Print and Packaging Development, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Inc.

Since 1912, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc. has led the food and beverage industry in supplying high quality tea and coffee products to distributors, retailers and food service organizations. What began as a grocery wholesaler in the 1900s has grown to become one of the largest, most successful family-owned private label tea and coffee companies in North America. Mother Parkers delivers a better beverage experience with the most innovative formats, blends, and packaging in the market. The company markets esteemed brands including Higgins & Burke, Mother Parkers, Martinson, Brown Gold, Savarin, and Beech Nut.

General Sessions

Capability Study—What is the ΔE?
Presenters: Kevin Chop, Director, Packaging Graphics Commercialization, Americas, Diageo and Steve Smiley, President, SmileyColor Global Brand Solutions

The question is often asked “what is the color consistency, how tight can you run to with ΔE?” this fundamental question of consistency is one that is important throughout the whole supply chain and values are often touted that are more based on “a feeling” rather than what actually happens. Evaluate the real data from hours of production on multiple presses, how do you define our tolerances? These are just some of the things you will learn in this session.

Standards and Specifications—Why They Matter and What is New
Presenters: Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research, Printing Industries of America; Raymond Cheydleur, OEM Project Manager, X-Rite, Inc.; and Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe Systems, Inc. and Steve Smiley, President, SmileyColor Global Brand

What is the state of standards and specifications? What new developments and revisions are expected to be announced in the near future? Changes in standards and specifications can have a major impact on your current workflow process. Join this lively discussion on the best practices in standards and specifications and how they can improve customer satisfaction.

Device–Links: ROI through Common Appearance and Late Binding Workflows
Presenters: Juergen Roesch, Technical Manager, GMG America, LP; Dave Hunter, President, Pilot Color Marketing; and Heath Luetkens, Director of Technology, Product Manager, CGS Publishing Technologies

Why do we use color management? And why do many not trust it? “Remove profile” anyone? This session includes case studies from users with complex output requirements or where conventional/digital/wide format coexist and small workflow changes and correct use of device-link technology helped increase production quality and volume, saved time, ink and paper and not only delivered ROI, but increased profitability.

Future Trends—Color Management in the New Communication Space
Presenters: Julie Shaffer, Vice President, Digital Technologies, Printing Industries of America and Steve Upton, President, CHROMiX, Inc.

The power of color, from brand building, to e-commerce, to print and beyond is a serious challenge for brand managers and marketers. What color can, or even should, be matched across these different media? This session will look forward to where and how color management can be used in this multi-media communication space.

Fundamental/Core Competency

Introduction and Color Management 101
Presenter: Brian Lawler, Professor, California Polytechnic University (CalPoly)

Color management is a seemingly complex system of hardware and software working together to translate color from one device to another in a controlled way. It does not need to be seen in this way. As you begin your color management journey, you need to understand the basics first. Explore the multiple aspects that are necessary to consider for reproducing your digital images and content in finished products, including ICC profiles, monitor calibration tools, color consistency, and accuracy. This session will help you understand the importance of, and how to properly navigate, a color managed workflow.

Color Theory and Measurement
Presenter: Anthony Stanton, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Color management is built upon the accurate identification of individual colors that are being reproduced. This session will provide the basis for how colors are viewed, color vision theory, the CIE Lab color space used for color communication, and how to assess color differences / tolerances. What factors will affect the color and the color difference? How do we measure the colors and what is important to communicate so that colors can be accurately reproduced?

An Introduction to RGB and CMYK Workflows
Presenter: Don Hutcheson, President, HutchColor, LLC

One of the fundamental questions with a color management workflow is when best to keep your work in RGB and when should your work be converted into CMYK. Which operations should be carried out in RGB and which are benefited from CMYK adjustment? RGB workflows offer many advantages and these will be outlined and the differences between the two workflows will be explained.

What's New in Instrumentation? Eliminate Confusion and Select the Proper Instrument for Different Kinds of Jobs
Presenter: Norm Uress, President and CEO, Advanced Color Technologies

How do you select the correct instrument to measure color, with many different options and capabilities available? Explore the different instruments and their capabilities. Find answers to common questions. How do you deal with different levels of optical brighteners? How do I read my color management target? Understand what matters to your business when selecting a product based on performance, interface, and compatibility with software. 

Setting up RIPs
Presenter: John Scott Thorburn, Production Color Analyst, Imaging System Group, Canon USA

Individual RIP’s are used in many production environments to control and manage the color output of the print. There are many different solutions available all with their own unique features dependent on the application and output. This session will provide the steps necessary to configure and set up RIPs.

The Importance of Process Control to Color Management
Presenter: Rich Apollo, Field Services Manager, Rods and Cones, Inc.

Process controls in the cornerstone upon which successful color management is built and ensures repeatability and consistency over time. Learn about the key process controls metrics that you should be using, where they can be applied within the production workflow and how to utilize these in an effective manner. Leave the session with a clear understanding of how to implement process controls in your facility!

Color Separation Considerations—Color Control for PDF Creation
Presenter: Son Do, Co-Founder and Technical Officer, Rods and Cones, Inc.

Before you can get great color output on any device, you must first understand how to properly deal with native application and PDF files further upstream. You’ll learn how the PDF creation process can alter the color placed in the native application file based on the settings you choose, how to best deal with PDF files that have a mix of RGB and CMYK imagery, and how to get the appropriate color output for the target device. Attend this session and get knowledgeable on how to get your color-managed PDF workflow under control!

Printer Profiling
Presenter: Dave Dezzutti, Technology and Research Analyst, Printing Industries of America

Being able to effectively profile your printer, be it a proofer or a production device, is a core component of color management. The accurate and predictable development and use of ICC profiles will be explained in concise and detailed steps in this session, letting you leave with the knowledge to do this at your own facility. What pitfalls do you need to be aware of and what are the tricks to getting it done right?

How to Use Standards and Specifications
Presenter: Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe Systems, Inc. and Steve Smiley, President, SmileyColor Global Brand Solutions

What standards and specification can you use to make color management easier and more predictable? This session will delve into those you should utilize, their applicability, best practices and limitations. Understand the tools and methods to use and the assumptions which may influence the selection of a specific standard or specification. This session can save you time and an unforeseen number of issues.

Producing Predictable and Consistent Color with Flexography
Presenter: Joe Tuccitto, Director of Education, Foundation Flexographic Technical Association

This session aims to provide all participants in the flexographic reproduction process (i.e. customers, designers, prepress providers, raw material & equipment suppliers, and printers) with a common set of guidelines, tutorials, targets, and tolerances that can be used as communication and production tools. When adhered to, the guidelines outlined in FIRST 4.0 will help all members of the supply chain improve quality, reduce cycle times, minimize rework and waste, and facilitate producing a predictable, consistent result, print run after print run.

Intermediate/Advanced      

RGB Workflows
Presenter: Don Hutcheson, President, HutchColor, LLC 

An RGB workflow offers many advantages over a traditional CMYK workflow, especially when your final output isn’t just print, but also other types of media. Learn from one of the leading advocates all about the differences between RGB working spaces and how to choose the correct space for the Internet, print, fine art photography, RAW export, image archives, etc. Discover all of the benefits to wide-gamut spaces and how they can be implemented and leveraged to achieve the best color output in your production workflow.

Viewing, Lighting, and Observing Color -Optimal Conditions with Your Equipment and Customers
Presenters: Eric Dalton,Vice President,  JUST Normlicht, Inc. and Robert McCurdy, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, GTI Graphic Technology, Inc.

The lighting under which an image is viewed, be it a proof, print, or monitor, can significantly impact the colors seen and any color critical decisions that are made based on that observation. It is essential to manage the complete environment to ensure the optimal color reproduction. Learn about the different conditions, how these will impact the color, and how to control the whole process of “viewing” the image. Leave the session knowing how to configure your systems and what pitfalls to ovoid!

Wide-Format Production Case Study
Presenter: Marc Welch, Vice President, Business Development, GMG Americas

Wide-format print solutions are no longer a leap of faith. The margins and capabilities rival, and in some cases, exceed that of traditional print processes and they can play a vital role in expanding your business model. This case study will detail the applications, opportunities, challenges, and solutions for wide format to achieve high-quality color, reliably, and with consistency.

Worldwide Distributed Production, Prototyping, Hard and Soft Proofing—It’s Technological Downfalls and Possibilities
Presenter: Chris Schowalter, Product Marketing Manager, EFI, Inc.

This presentation will highlight downfalls of distributed production in todays world. The limitation of a trust driven production workflow, and how tolernaces and errors can ad up in a production chain. This session will illustrate how such production tolerances can be controled, if standardisation is taken in consideration, and a cloud based control system is utilized in order to provide full color control over world wide production. From soft and hardcopy proofing, to prototyping, to final production. State-of-the-art cloud technology will be discussed, but also limitations will be shared.

Color Managing Wide Color Gamut Devices—Challenges and Opportunities
Presenter: Mark Gundlach, Training Development Manager, Color Services, X-Rite Corporation

Every device has color gamuts, the wider the gamut, larger the amount of colors that can be displayed. A wide-gamut monitor gives digital images a clarity not seen on standard gamut displays and makes it easier to perform corrections on heavily saturated colors or deep shadows, which often cannot be displayed on a normal gamut monitor. Likewise, a wide-gamut printing device has greater capability to reproduce a wider set of colors enabling enhanced detail. This session explores the challenges and opportunities such as color space conversion; gamut mapping, mismatch, and rendering intent; perceptual and relative colorimetric intent; absolute colorimeter intent; saturation intent; image content; and shadow and highlight detail in 3D color spaces.

Repeatability and Consistency in Digital Profiling—Analysis from Real Life
Presenter: David Hunter, President, Pilot Color Marketing

In digital print production profiling your equipment is crucial to successful and effective color management practices. Every digital device has it owns unique process and the manner in which they interact with the substrate will impact the print quality and color. Hear in this session of multiple press analysis from the field that has assessed the impact of substrate and registration on the color.

Conventional Toner Based (EP) Case Study: Implementing G7 on a Digital Press and How it is Different on a Traditional Press
Presenters: Freddie Baird, President, Quantum Digital and Michael Riebesehl, Business Manager, Color Management and Digital Front Ends, Xerox Corporation

Although color management and process control for toner-based digital presses involves many of the same techniques used for offset presses, the tools for and execution of those techniques can be very different. This session will provide a comprehensive look at what it takes to produce high-quality digital output implementing G7. Gain the knowledge you need with a step-by-step emersion on how to get your digital press to print to G7 and achieve press optimization.

Troubleshooting Cross-Process Color Management
Presenter: Greg Radencic, Color Room Manager, MBS America/Matthews Brand Solutions

Today’s modern plant is a multi-process production environment, one which must speak the same language, first and foremost is color! Implementing an effective color managed workflow includes all steps in the process from the design through to the final printed product. This session highlights highly effective tools and techniques that will assist you in identifying, troubleshooting, and solving color management related challenges independent of the printing process.
 
Offset Packaging Case Study
Presenter: Heidelberg USA, Inc.

There are many reasons to adopt a color management process in the packaging print with the profile of the package and the management of the color vital to its effectiveness. This packaging case study delivers the color knowledge you need to successful produce packaging designs with color predictability. Learn from this leading printer the challenges they faced and importantly the solutions and techniques they employed to become one of the foremost offset packaging printers.

Managing Brand Color 
Presenter: Marc Levine, Manager, Print Quality Group, Schawk, Inc.

The testament of a brand color is powerful and managing brand identity and color assets across multiple platforms and media is no easy feat. The integrity of the brand must be consistent no matter what the output medium or application used. Although color management has come a long way in the multi-media world, ensuring brand color consistency between electronic and print media is still a tricky business as this session will attest to.

Flexo Case Study
Presenters: Travis Gilkey, Labels Sales Manager, Best Label Co.; Kim Madigan, Director of Corporate Color Management, Smyth Companies, Inc.; and Joe Tuccitto, Director of Education, Foundation Flexographic Technical Association

Technology for flexo-based color management presents unique opportunities. This case study will delve into the journey of implementing color management within the workflow and how it has been embraced throughout the production environment and customers. Understand the unique opportunities and challenges of the flexo printing process and how these were positive action items for this printer in achieving their customer’s desires.

What Challenges Do Printers Face with Substrate and Ink?
Presenter: Steve Smiley, President, SmileyColor Global Brand Solutions

The ink substrate interaction is one of the most studied areas in color reproduction. How do the different paper types affect dot structure and consistency? What needs to be done to obtain predictability? How does the use of white ink affect the color management and what steps need to be taken into account for this? What happens when the image is viewed in reverse? Learn the impact of the different substrates, control methods and the practical strategies and solutions that need to be applied.

Color Management Champion—Communicating Color throughout Your Company
Presenters: Jeff Budd, Creative Technology Specialist III, Color Management, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and Patrick Donigain, ColorPath Solution Manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation

Managing your company’s color reproduction expectations obviously takes a certain level of color knowledge. Becoming your company’s color management champion requires much more than color expertise. You have the company culture going in a positive direction, but you want to take the next step and build the momentum in such a way that it takes on a life of its own. It is time to up the ante and get ready to lead your company into increasingly higher states of color management.

Paper is the Next Color
Presenter: Mary Schilling, Digital Application Manager, Finch Paper LLC

Paper is a critical color in any reproduction, changing it will affect the color management and this needs to be taken into account in the process. Learn, from a paper manufacturer’s perspective, the different requirements for the printing using inkjet, offset, digital and flexo and how this impacts not only the paper structure but also the way in which it interacts with the colorants used to make up the image.

Digital Color Strategies
Presenter: Kirk Szymanski, Director, Controller Strategy, Ricoh Americas Corporation

This session will discuss how to prepare your workflow and digital system for optimum color control, and system tuning needed for best output. Areas to be discussed include application color space selection, print engine linearization and tuning, color aspects of job setup, profile creation and usage, system calibration, GCR, limitations of the toner-based printing process, and color matching/validation. Real life color printing problems and solutions from print-for-pay and production digital printers will be examined.

Computer Lab      

Each lab session is two hours in length. Due to limited seating, availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please go to the following link http://www.cvent.com/d/tcq2vj to sign-up for the Color Management Computer Lab sessions. You will receive your final lab assignments at the conference.

Hands-On Instrumentation and How to Build a Profile
Presenter: Tim Quinn, Consultant, Nazdar

Successful color management utilizes instrumentation for the development of appropriate ICC profiles. This session will start with the step-by-step process using instrumentation, the tips and tricks that you need to be aware of to get the best out of the measurements. It will then take you through the steps of building individual profiles, where you will learn what all the options do and when it is appropriate to use them.

Display Calibration and Profiling for Soft Proofing
Presenters: Joe Marin, Senior Instructor/Manager Training Program, Printing Industries of America and Dave Dezzutti, Technology and Research Analyst, Printing Industries of America

One of the most valuable and cost-effective uses of color management is soft proofing and more creative and color-critical decisions are made on an LCD display than on any other device or media. Yet, many printers are still not using color management in this way to get the best possible color on their displays. This hands-on session provides attendees with an overview of color management hardware and software technology, as well as processes and options for calibrating and profiling displays for color-accurate soft proofing.

CS6 Tips and Tricks—Get Under the Hood to Learn Best Practices
Presenter: Pariah Burke, Adobe Evangelist, Creative Professional, Trainer, Consultant, and Author

The new application features and automation tools in Adobe CS6 can save you time and money—but if you know how to use them properly! In this session, Kelly will highlight the all-new CS6 interface, cutting-edge image manipulation tools, video-editing capabilities, and a re-engineered Camera Raw sub-application. Get “under the hood” in CS6 to learn the best practices, tips, and tricks and reap all of the production benefits and efficiencies it has to offer.

Get it Right! How to Carry Out G7—Printing Standardization and Best Practices
Presenter: Lou Prestia, Senior Color Planning Manager, EFI, Inc.

G7 is a process in which gray balance can be achieved across multiple processes, devices, and media—but only if you have a comprehensive plan for implementation. This hands-on lab will provide you with a step-by-step plan to deliver accurate, repeatable color output by utilizing the technology and techniques of G7. Attend this session and explore the practical applications of executing and maintaining the conditions required for a successful G7 implementation within your printing plant facility—and more specifically—on particular pieces of equipment.

Profile Verification and Assessment
Presenter: Steve Upton, President, CHROMiX, Inc.

A profile is capable of obtaining optimal color behavior from a device. However, calibration and profiling is not foolproof, and sometimes you have to delve deeper into the color reproduction process to assess and solve color problems. In this lab session, attendees will learn how to use the newest tools and techniques to analyze profiles, devices, and workflows. This hands-on class will illustrate how to isolate and solve color problems and increase confidence in color accuracy through profile verification and assessment.

Vendor Panel         

ColorPath Sync—Optimizing Color from the Cloud
Presenter: Patrick Donigain, Solution Development Manager, FUJIFILM North American Corporation

This session discusses how print providers and print buyers can use the cloud to optimize color in digital and analog workflows. Two key technologies are used to successfully color manage a workflow from the cloud, the Internet and color optimization. Internet technology allows for efficient communication of key data but also has some potential pitfalls.  Color optimization technology has radically changed the game by allowing non-experts to obtain excellent results.  This session will discuss how to successfully implement both technologies. FUJIFILM’s cloud color optimization system, ColorPath Sync, allows for constant optimization of color.

You Know You Need Process Control - Now What Tools Will You Use?
Presenter: Dan Gillespie, Director of Technical Services, Color Management Group (CMG)

In this session we will discuss many (possibly as many as a dozen) different popular software products and break them down in terms of functionality. You will also learn about different hardware options and which devices are directly supported by each of the software products. We will also try to help you define what your companies needs are so that you can make an educated decision about what combination of products suit you best. This may be the only session that compares specific products which will really point you in the right direction, so don’t miss it!

Proofing and Annotations in a Web Browser—Remote Collaboration via iPad or Monitor
Presenter: Helmut Tschemernjak, IT Marketing, HELIOS Software GmbH

Learn how remote soft proofing can speed up and simplify the design and approval process. Local and remote users can collaborate via web browser to access images and documents, add hierarchical annotations, measure print color values, and specify ICC profiles to view certified color proofs. Use Spotlight searches to view the approval status of proofs. See how a controlled approval process for individual images, as well as complete documents, can be as easy as using a web browser, even on an iPad!

CHROMiX, Inc.
Presenter: Steve Upton, President, CHROMiX, Inc.

CHROMiX was founded in 1998 to provide technical services and products to businesses in content-production industries. Soon after, they dedicated their efforts to color management and image fidelity. CHROMiX has combined an excellent suite of tools with many years combined industry experience and are uniquely qualified to serve the industry.

Heidelberg USA, Inc.
Presenter: To be announced

The market for small and medium-sized commercial printers is rapidly changing. The possible strategies for mastering the challenges include expansion and specialization. And here too, integration and seamless solutions based on open interfaces play a pivotal role. Heidelberg will help you clear the hurdles with innovative technologies and modular solutions geared to real-world situations.

GMG Solutions
Presenter: Brigit Plautz, Manager of Technical Services, GMG Americas, LP.

GMG offers the largest ever portfolio of software solutions to color manage the entire graphic workflow from prepress to print production in terms of completely standardized colors and printing processes. GMG's goal is to provide complete solutions for achieving consistent colors on all media types and with any printing technology.

Proofing and Annotations in a Web Browser—Remote Collaboration via iPad or Monitor
Presenter: Helmut Tschemernjak, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, HELIOS Software GmbH

Learn how remote soft proofing can speed up and simplify the design and approval process. Local and remote users can collaborate via web browser to access images and documents, add hierarchical annotations, measure print color values, and specify ICC profiles to view certified color proofs. Use Spotlight searches to view the approval status of proofs. See how a controlled approval process for individual images, as well as complete documents, can be as easy as using a web browser, even on an iPad!

Process Control for Toner Based Digital Presses
Presenter: Kirk Szymanski, Director, Controller Strategy, Ricoh Americas Corporation

Full process control for toner-based digital presses involves multiple steps including installation, configuration, optimization, and daily operation. This session will discuss each of these steps as part of the workflow to optimize the operation and color of your digital press.

Making Monitor Calibration Easy with New Color Management Displays from Eizo’s ColorEdge CG and CX Series
Presenter: Akinobu Tani, R&D, Software Development Manager, ColorNavigator Software, EIZO Nano Technologies, Inc.

EIZO just launched the latest generation of their CG Series and added a brand new line-up of CX Series color management displays. EIZO made a lot of enhancements on key features for perfect and consistent color reproduction, such as Temperature-Controlled Digital Uniformity Equalizer and Quicker Luminance/Chromaticity Stabilization. In this session EIZO will discuss the latest technology innovations focusing in great detail on the new features and benefits of their monitors and ColorNavigator software. The discussion will be technical and application focused, and will provide insight to the differences between both product lines so that you can easily define which product best suits your needs.

How to Maintain Color Consistency in Printing Production According to Different Standard Requirements and Visual Perception
Presenter: Toralph Franz, System Consultant, System Brunner AG

Printing is a very dynamic, unstable process and has a lot of variables (production run and day by day). Therefore, press calibration is only one part of the process, but this does not guaranty results according to print standards nor color consistency during the print run and over the time. Most color control systems only control the solids, which is not enough to maintain the full definitions of a printing standard and perfect visual consistency in the image. System Brunner fills this gap with its Instrument Flight color and quality control system.

An update on the latest enhancements of Instrument Flight technology and solutions will be presented. This includes the new “color balance control priorities” that cater to different quality criteria including ISO/PSO, G7 and global standards, as well as GCR/gray stabilization reproductions or solid-dominated images. The presentation will be complemented with an overview of the new product applications resulting from the partnerships with Digital Information, KBA, and QuadTech.

Questions/Information
Need more information or have questions? Please contact:

Laurie Reynolds
Program Manager
(412) 259-1802
lreynolds@printing.org

Elise Cohen
Meetings Assistant
(412) 259-1713
ecohen@printing.org

Published on Thursday, August 16, 2012 (updated 05/30/2014)

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