William is currently Color Products and Custom Development Manager with Eastman Kodak. William leads the team responsible for developing core color and PDF technology in such products as Prinergy, Kodak ColorFlow Software, Kodak Spotless Software, Kodak Proofing System, Prosper, and Matchprint Virtual. He has also served continuously as Chair or Co-Chair of the ICC since 2006.
William began his career in the graphic arts industry in 1997, joining the award-winning Prinergy PDF workflow team developing screening and calibration software at Creo, and has led the color technology group since the 2004 acquisition of Creo by Kodak.
He brings a diverse background in engineering, physics, and systems design to the graphic arts as part of Kodak’s Software and Solutions Division. William is active in international standards work, including ICC, ISO TC130, ISO TC171, Ghent Workgroup, and IDEAlliance. He has been a frequent speaker at the Printing Industries of America Color Management Conference, the Kodak Graphic Users’ Association, and other venues.
Monday, 2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Standards Are Boring!
Talking about standards is a sure way to create space around yourself at a crowded party. If you’re a printer trying to land high-value and high-volume accounts or a print buyer wanting to find not just a good printer, but a great one—often sight unseen—then standards are where it’s at. Join William Li for a practical session on what print standards you need to know about and a few things about how to get there. You may not come out at the end as the life of the party, but you’ll definitely speak standards!