Going Beyond Density 

Price $159.00

Why Attend

Available 24/7 – learn at your own pace!

Course length: 2 hours approximately

Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese

Applicable to nearly every industry and business, this six module online course teaches color theory, the language of color, and how to overcome the universal problem of color communication. From the physics of color to lighting, spectrophotometers and color data, we will teach you how to view and understand color. Topics include:

  • Interactive experiments that demonstrate how the human eye can be fooled
  • Albert Munsell’s role in the development of color measurement and an overview of the systems that help us describing color
  • The nature of light and the role it plays in vision and color judgment
  • A history of color measurement instrumentation and how to choose the best instrument for your color needs
  • Recognizing and overcoming appearance characteristics that change our perception of color

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Predictable, repeatable color starts with a consistent process. “Going Beyond Density” will teach you how to achieve optimal process control on your offset press, beyond the density of your solid inks, as well as tools and methodologies to help you move toward a more color controlled press environment.

This course includes optional hands-on exercises to allow you practice as you go and reinforce what you learn. The best instrument to use for these exercises is the X-Rite eXact Standard or Advanced, however the exercises are not required.

Topics include:

  • Color theory and tolerancing
  • LCh and CIELAB color models
  • ISO Standards and regional print specifications
  • Spectrophotometer settings and backers
  • Tools, machinery specifications, and raw materials
  • Solid ink density and color
  • Tone Value Increase (TVI)
  • Trapping and overprint
  • Gray balance

Total video run time: 1 hour.
This course makes extensive use of streaming videos. Click Here for system requirements.

About the Author: Mark Gundlach

Mark Gundlach is an X-Rite Color Expert and the manager of Training and Curriculum Development. He has accumulated over 21 years of experience working in photography, design, and print environments. A graduate of Kent State University in journalism and photo illustration, he worked for seven years as a commercial photographer, and was one of the first to adopt and use digital photography in a commercial studio. Mark was an early advocate of a fully digital workflow process. Later he used his experience as a system integrator to install and train photo labs, studios, ad agencies, sign shops, and others on color management, prepress production, digital sign making, and digital workflow best practices. Mark is a certified Apple Color Management Pro and Color Management Trainer, and has helped hundreds of companies take control of their workflows over his 14 years of professional training.

Should you master this eLearning course and want to know more, consider attending our regional Fundamentals of Color & Appearance seminar.

This online course was created by our training development, writing and multimedia staff with the important contribution of our team of X-Rite Color Experts; those who also provide regional and classroom training. These instructors are drawn from a wide variety of industries where color is critical: printing, TV and video, design, pre-press, textiles, paints, plastics, etc.

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