David Hunter has been helping companies control and manage their color for over 20 years, primarily in the Graphic Arts and Photography marketplaces. He has been teaching the five-day Implementing Color Management Course at the PIA/GATF Graphic Arts Technical Foundation since its inception in 1996, and the Advanced Color Management Course since 1997. He is also the Project manager for the IDEAlliance/IPA Color Management Certification program, the first program available on the Internet to teach and certify professionals on Color Control topics. He was one of the original GRACoL G7 Experts and has been on the GRACoL committee since 2001. David has researched all of the Color Management Profiling software programs as well as all of the measurement devices on the market. He has an extensive background in how all the major desktop and workflow applications work with ICC Profiles and has helped numerous companies implement color control products and procedures. His lectures and seminars are very interactive, with a lot of actual, hands-on practice at building and applying ICC Profiles. If you are attempting to transition to digital color, his seminars will help illuminate the process and help you understand the tools that are available to save you weeks and months of trial and error during your transition. His company, Pilot Marketing Group, is set up to be the G7/ISO resource for consultants and dealers across North America.
Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Variables in Color Instrumentation—When Does it Really Matter?
When you measure color, you must understand how your measurement devices are capturing color values. Not all devices measure the same, and measurement data shared within your workflow can significantly impact the end result. Some device variables that affect the measurement results include:
Geometry (45/0, 0/45, Spherical SPEX, SPIN)
Mode (M0, M1, M2, M3), type (transmissive, reflective, emissive)
Aperture size (.3mm to 20mm),
Strip vs. Spot
Contact vs. contactless
Spectral range and precision
Size of patch versus scan speed versus aperture size
With prices ranging between $50 and $20,000, is it even possible to mix and match measurement devices within a workflow or supply chain to attain accurate results? It depends! This session will help you understand how instruments differ and how you can intelligently use the best combination of instruments for your expectations.