Clemson University

X-Rite Industrial Training (1-2 days)

Day 1: Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA)

Introduction to Color and Appearance:

  • The science of color and appearance  
  • The color models – additive, subtractive, and mixed
  • How the eye works; including testing color vision and deficiencies
  • Communicating color information

Quantifying Color:

  • Understanding the CIE system of color
  • Interpreting spectral reflectance
  • Quantifying light sources, color temperatures and illuminants  

Instrumentation:

  • The difference between colorimeters and spectrophotometers
  • Light sources and UV in instruments
  • Viewing angles, sphere, and diffraction grating  
  • Instrument repeatability and reproducibility

Visual Quality Control:

  • Visual and instrumental color assessment
  • Getting the right viewing conditions and light source
  • Understanding metamerism

Instrumental Quality Control:

  • Deploying enterprise-wide color management and color policies
  • Physical and numerical standards
  • Pass/fail analysis
  • Limitations of color measurement systems

Day Two: Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC)

Instrumentation:

  • Differences between how a 45/0 and sphere take measurements  
  • When to use a handheld, benchtop, and/or non-contact instrument
  • General measurement modes (RFL/ TRA, SCI/SCE, UVC/UVEx, etc.)
  • Importance of certification and good calibration  

Samples:

  • Samples that should or should not be measured
  • Sample preparation for industry specific measurements  
  • Sample presentation for industry specific mounting

Interpreting Color Data and Tolerances:

  • General color difference numbers (DL*,Da*,Db* or DL*, DC*, Dh)
  • General color graphics, such as color space and color trend plots
  • Individual colorimetric tolerances
  • Single number tolerances  

Visual vs. Numerical:

  • Do the numbers agree with your eyes?
  • Can you perceive a difference at DE of 0.5, 1.0 or higher?

Archiving Your Data:

  • Storing standards and trials for posterity
  • Retrieving stored data for evaluation
  • Searching your database

This is a hands-on workshop with X-Rite instrumentation and software.

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Tuesday, April 14

More dates through April 15, 2020

Sonoco Institute at Clemson University, Auditorium (Room 315) 311 Harris A. Smith Building

Event Type

Training and Development, Workshops

Departments

Centers and Institutes, Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics

Website

https://www.xrite.com/categories/trai...

Cost

Combo Days: $1,295; Day 1 Only: $495; Day 2 Only: $985

Contact Name:

Emma Brown

Contact Phone:

(616) 803-2025

Contact Email:

emmabrown@xrite.com

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