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X-Rite, Pantone Offer Color Theory, QC Training Courses Online

X-Rite Incorporated, a specialist in color science and technology, and its subsidiary, Pantone LLC, announced that their Fundamentals Seminar Series focusing on color science and quality control is now available in an online learning format.

The remote format consists of two courses and features self-paced modules, downloadable course guides, educational videos, product demonstrations and interactive activities. Attendees will learn about color theory and how to measure, control and communicate color to improve production workflows, reduce waste and meet sustainability goals. In addition, the seminar will be held in-person this fall throughout the U.S.

“Last year, we announced our first virtual Fundamentals Seminar Series course, the Fundamentals of Color and Appearance,” Raj Shah, vice president of marketing at X-Rite and Pantone, said. “We are excited to announce that the second course, Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC), is now online, too. Together these courses provide a mix of color theory and practical information to help attendees implement color measurement and quality standards across their workflows and supply chains.”

The Online Fundamentals Seminar is a two-course series with more than 10 hours of video instruction taught by X-Rite Color Experts. To enhance the remote training experience, attendees have access to a discussion board and a live question and answer session an X-Rite color expert.

The seminar is suitable for anyone who works with or specifies color, including quality control professionals, lab technicians, part suppliers, product developers, designers and manufacturers.

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The Fundamentals Seminar Series courses include Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA), which focuses on color and appearance science. From the physics of color to lighting, spectrophotometers and color data, this course will teach how to measure, view and understand color communication and data.

There’s also Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control (FIQC), a hands-on, color quality control workshop using X-Rite instruments and software. Topics include creating color standards, developing appropriate color tolerances and measuring samples against target colors while analyzing the results.

Professionals interested in registering for one or both online seminars can visit for more details.

“In addition to our online offering, we have brought back our in-person trainings and will conduct the two-day Fundamentals Seminar in a number of locations across the United States,” Shah said. “By delivering color education for every learning style, we are able to help attendees improve their color knowledge and ensure their color workflow is the best it can be.”

The seminar series will be held in Valley Forge, Penn.; Columbus, Ohio; Rosemont, Ill.; Green Bay, Wisc., and San Jose, Calif.

X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries.

More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization, leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design.

The Pantone Color Institute provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports and color psychology.