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X-Rite, Pantone Launch New Online Training Courses

Classes aim to help printers onboard new technology and employees.

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(PRESS RELEASE) GRAND RAPIDS, MI — X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, announce new color measurement and digital workflow eLearning courses specifically designed for printers and converters. Taught by X-Rite color scientists and print application experts, this extensive library of courses and on-demand webinars helps new and experienced print operators improve their color knowledge, implement innovative technologies, and leverage color management best practices. eLearning courses, trainings, and webinars are available through the X-Rite Learning Center at xrite.com/learning-center.

“Whether you are looking to grow your color management knowledge, onboard new employees, or learn best practices, X-Rite has the online training resources to help users learn at their own pace,” said Carlos Borda, Director Print and Packaging, X-Rite. “Print operators can learn from X-Rite color experts with decades of experience how to improve quality and efficiency by implementing color measurement equipment, software, and spectral data within each step of the design to print production process.”

Educational & Solution eLearning Courses for Printers

Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA) – This six-module 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 much more.  This course is available through X-Rite and Coursera.

Going Beyond Density – Predictable, repeatable color starts with a consistent process. This course focuses on achieving optimal process control on an offset press by moving beyond measuring just the density of solid inks and introduces tools and methodologies to help printers establish a more controlled press environment.

eXact 2 Training – Designed to help train new users and easily onboard employees, this course features 24 self-paced videos that explain and demonstrate how to use the eXact 2 handheld spectrophotometer and ecosystem of software. The videos walk users through the device features and settings and explain how to take measurements, use color libraries and profiles, leverage quality control and reporting software, and maintain the device.

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ColorCert Press Operator & ColorCert QA Tools Operator Trainings – Designed for packaging and label print suppliers that work with brand quality control programs, these two courses help press operators and print personnel get up to speed quickly with ColorCert. The ColorCert Press Operator Training introduces users to the ColorCert 5.0 interface starting with how to launch the program and load a job, then takes a user all the way through how to analyze data, determine acceptability, and complete a job. The ColorCert QA Tools training covers how to use QA tools, create standards, measure trials, save and leverage data, and configure reporting.

On-Demand Webinars

In addition, X-Rite offers free on-demand webinars that range from 10 to 60 minutes in length and cover a variety of topics including print and packaging trends, color management tips, technology advances, and how to overcome common color challenges. Popular webinars include:

  • Tips to Achieve Accurate Color on Flexible Packaging
  • Simple Tools to Drive Efficiency for Your Offset Press
  • Color Excellence for Digital Textile Printing
  • Calibration and Profiling – Managing Unique Substrates and Backlit Materials

X-Rite on-demand webinars are available at xrite.com/learning-color-education/webinars.

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, 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. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Pantone

Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. 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. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. 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, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at pantone.com.

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