X-Rite, Pantone offer free ‘color management’ courses

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Kentwood-based color science and technology companies X-Rite Inc. and Pantone LLC they are offering a pair of normally in-person, paid training courses for free online: “Color Theory” and “Display Profiling.” Courtesy X-Rite

To assist remote workers who review and approve color standards for their companies, a pair of local businesses are offering free e-learning courses for a limited time.

Kentwood-based color science and technology companies X-Rite Inc. and Pantone LLC said Tuesday that they are offering a pair of normally in-person, paid training courses for free online: “Color Theory” and “Display Profiling.”

In addition, X-Rite will host a series of free color management webinars this month designed to help attendees optimize their use of color measurement hardware and software.

“Due to COVID-19, many workers are now trying to design, specify, communicate and ultimately achieve accurate color from remote locations or with less staff and fewer resources,” said Ondrej Kruk, president, X-Rite.

“To do this, you need to understand color theory, communication and measurement. By making our e-learning course available for no charge, professionals in the plastics, textiles, paints and coatings, and print and packaging industries can learn tips and best practices for color management and keep production workflows moving forward during these challenging times.”

X-Rite color management experts will teach the two e-learning courses:

Color Theory: Understanding the Numbers of Color — This six-module, on-demand training course explains the basics of color theory and how to communicate both color and color differences. It covers the physics of color, the role of lighting, spectrophotometers and color data, how to view color and more. A self-paced online course, it is available in English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and Japanese. Attendees will receive an X-Rite certificate upon completion of the course.

Display Profiling — This e-learning course explains how to start with accurate color to produce accurate color decisions by calibrating and profiling one’s computer monitor.

Additional webinars ranging in length from 10 to 60 minutes will highlight how manufacturers and remote workers can maximize color management technology.

The webinars include topics such as “How to Scan Materials for 3D Rendering and Visualization,” “Dominant Texture Measurements” and “An Introduction to the ColorCert Suite.”

Registration and more information are available here.

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