GRAND RAPIDS, MI – X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary Pantone LLC are offering a "Fundamentals of Color Training Series" in 12 locations throughout North America this fall. The seminar classes are designed to help attendees understand and establish color quality standards across their organizations. The interactive seminar is ideal for color specifiers, quality control professionals, lab technicians and anyone who evaluates or approves color. Attendees can register for either the two-day seminar or one of the individual sessions.

Day one will feature "Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA)" training, which provides a solid understanding of the art and science of color, covering the physics of color, importance of lighting, how to use spectrophotometers and color data.

Day two will feature "Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC)," a hands-on workshop where attendees use X-Rite spectrophotometers and Color iQC software to create color standards, develop appropriate color tolerances, measure samples against target colors and analyze the results.

“This seminar series will benefit participants who are responsible for the communication, specification, measurement and reporting of color,” said Murphy Keeley, Vice President of Marketing and Services, X-Rite. “By providing practical information applicable to all industries dealing with color, seminar attendees will leave with an understanding of how to improve quality control processes by streamlining color measurement, reporting and recording.”

Taught by X-Rite color experts, the classes incorporate decades of best-practice color management experience and have been conducted globally for over 25 years. Attendees receive X-Rite’s exclusive FOCA and FIQC books.

Seminars commence on September 9 in Grand Rapids, MI. Other locations include Charlotte, NC; Austin, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; Cleveland, OH; Hunt Valley, MD; Edison, NJ; Toronto, Canada; San Jose, CA; Atlanta, GA; and Chicago, IL.

Registration and a full list of dates and locations can be found at