GRAND RAPIDS, MI – X-Rite Inc. has nearly doubled the locations this spring where it will be offering its Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA) one-day seminar. The seminar instructs quality control and assurance professionals, lab technicians, parts suppliers, pre-media and digital pressroom personnel, and manufacturing specifiers on how to evaluate and approve colors in their workflows.

Color experts at X-Rite Color Services will host the FOCA seminar series starting in March. For the complete agenda and online registration, visit or call 888/439.4403 to speak with seminar coordinators and register by phone.

Taught by X-Rite color experts, the seminar was created to provide practical information applicable to all industries dealing with color in easy-to-understand terms. X-Rite color experts first give attendees a solid foundation in the basics of color and appearance, and then provide instruction on how to measure, view and understand color data.

The course requires no prior color training and will address color control for a variety of industries, including retail and apparel brands, business and consumer electronics, automotive, graphics arts, packaging, and related industries in plastics, coatings and textile manufacturing. For a limited time, attendees are invited to save 10 percent by using the coupon code FOCA11 when registering.

The places and dates of the seminars are: Baltimore, MD, on April 5; Charlotte, NC, on March 1; Cincinnati, OH, on April 14; Denver, CO, on May 23; Houston, TX, on May 3; Las Vegas, NV, on March 18; Nashville, TN, on April 19; New Orleans, LA, on June 7; New York City on March 7; Portland, OR, on March 29; San Francisco, CA, on March 24; St. Louis, MO, on May 12; and Vancouver, Canada, on June 23.