GRAND RAPIDS, MI – X-Rite Inc., a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, announced a spring “Fundamentals of Color Training Series” in 15 locations throughout North America. The spring seminar series is designed to help attendees establish and implement color quality standards in their organizations. Taught by X-Rite color experts, the seminar incorporates decades of color management experience and has been conducted globally for more than 25 years. This 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.

On day one, “Fundamentals of Color and Appearance” (FOCA) training 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.

On day two, “Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control” (FIQC) is a hands-on workshop where attendees use X-Rite spectrophotometers, light booths and software to create color standards, develop appropriate color tolerances, measure samples against target colors and analyze the results.

The seminar series commences on February 24 in San Francisco, CA. Other locations include Boston; St. Louis, MO; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Del Mar, CA; East Rutherford, NJ; Naperville, IL; Greenville, SC; Pittsburgh; Dallas; Nashville; Minneapolis; Richmond, VA; and Grand Rapids, MI.

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