GRAND RAPIDS, MI – X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary Pantone LLC announced the Fundamentals of Color Training Series in 14 locations throughout North America this fall. The seminar series is designed to help attendees understand color theory and implement color quality standards in their organizations. Topics covered in the training include visual evaluations, communicating color specifications, color tolerances and instrumentation.

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.

Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA) training on day one 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.

Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC) on day two 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 begins on August 24 in Seattle. Other locations include Baltimore; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Charlotte, North Carolina; Salt Lake City; Los Angeles; Birmingham, Alabama; San Jose, California; Toronto, Ontario; Memphis, Tennessee; Providence Rhode Island; Chicago; Cleveland; and New York City.

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