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Color Management [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 20
 

11:30am EDT

Sponsored Workshop: Building a Color Management Strategy Tailored to Your Devices

This workshop is to introduce the theory behind how to control color, while still offering a variety of solutions based on your full color capability or needs for brand matching. Tailored for print operators or shop owners, we’ll offer new practices for those who have expanded beyond their original form of printing. You may be new to digital sheet fed (small or large), toner based or inkjet, even grand format.

Attendees will learn what color to focus on where, how to introduce key variables to increase profits, and where standards play a roll both in sales and quality.
 
Note: A basic knowledge of color space, and gamut will be a plus for this workshop. 


Speakers
avatar for Cory Sawatzki

Cory Sawatzki

Director of Digital Print Technology, CGS Publishing Technologies International LLC.
I have over 20 years of experience in the printing industry working with companies around the globe to set up their print operations.  By focusing on excellence in color management, equipment, operational efficiency and developing technology I have a comprehensive view of the... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday April 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 5

1:00pm EDT

VersaWorks Level Two - Print/Cut and Basic Color Management

Join Roland DGA Product Manager and VersaWorks expert, Eric Zimmerman, for part two of a series of three sessions designed to help you take advantage of the innovative tools this powerful RIP has to offer.  
 
 Topics Covered:

  • Basic color management – Rendering intents
  • RVW spot colors/Printing a color chart
  • Clip and Tile feature
  • Basic Print/Cut workflow
  • We will design and output a Print/Cut file live in the session

Speakers
avatar for Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman

Product Manager, Color Products, Roland DGA Corporation
Eric Zimmerman serves as Roland DGA’s product manager for color products, responsible for managing the company’s wide-format inkjet printer line. Zimmerman’s background includes 17 years in the sign industry, including eight years as owner and operator of his own sign shop... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:10pm EDT
Room 3

2:15pm EDT

Color Management 1O1: Building a Solid Knowledge Base & Understanding It’s Impact

Color management, like color in general, is very subjective. There are different levels of color management required for different applications, different clients and even different markets. You may not need expensive high-end color control, but on the other hand you may be losing opportunities in your market area because you are producing “pleasing color” but not “accurate color”.  This training is focused on providing valuable, decision making knowledge to intelligently address these challenges and begin to lay a firm foundation for understanding the concept of making educated choices in color management plans for your business.

Who should attend Session 101?
A graphic production professional that desires to understand what is possible and be able to determine what is feasible in the market they serve.  

Expected Results 
Attendees of this session will acquire a solid overview of how to assess your own level of color management capability and determine what your color management goals should be for the future. 


Speakers
avatar for Mike Ruff

Mike Ruff

President, Mike Ruff Consulting



Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room 4

2:15pm EDT

VersaWorks Level 3 - Advanced Features & Complex Cut Files

Roland DGA Product Manager and VersaWorks expert, Eric Zimmerman presents the thrid session in a series of three to cover advanced VersaWorks tools and powerful and easy-to-use print/cut functions. For those with complicated files that contain a myriad of design elements to hamper the workflow, this session troubleshoots these issues and offers detailed info about the RVW print/cut function, how it integrates with Adobe Illustrator and how to quickly create cut lines that work for complex files. This is an advanced session for users who are comfortable using VersaWorks for day-to-day tasks. This is the 3rd session in a series of 3 covering the Roland VersaWorks software RIP.

Topics Covered:

  • Advanced Color Management
  • Variable Data Printing
  • How to quickly merge/weld objects to create a perfect contour cut line around multiple objects.
  • How to easily convert strokes into offset paths to create contour cut lines.
  • How to set up and save print cut files that have transparencies in the design.
  • Set up and send a job for unattended print/cut 
  • Replace spot colors inside the RIP and utilize the variable data workflow
  • How to avoid issues with complex cut files and trouble shoot them when they occur

Speakers
avatar for Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman

Product Manager, Color Products, Roland DGA Corporation
Eric Zimmerman serves as Roland DGA’s product manager for color products, responsible for managing the company’s wide-format inkjet printer line. Zimmerman’s background includes 17 years in the sign industry, including eight years as owner and operator of his own sign shop... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room 3

3:50pm EDT

Color Management 201: Building a Plan That is Right for YOUR Business

In session 201 we build on the solid practical base of session 101. This is knowledge critical to making decisions regarding advanced color workflows required as graphic production facilities to grow from small shops to a big shops without losing profit margin. 

  • We will begin with a brief history of our digital color evolution and then share important knowledge about what governs and determines color value aim points used in software defaults.
  • Then we will reveal production and management automation options that allow tremendous volume growth without floor space growth.

Who should attend?
Graphic production professionals that desire to understand and approach color management as a business plan and not just a quality goal. It’s not just for production staff but also for business owners that want to grow from a sign shop to a print manufacturing facility.

Expected Results
Attendees will develop a Master Pathway plan for color management that is financially feasible and adds to business value in planned and calculated increments. 

Prerequiste Knowledge
We recommended that you attend Color Management 101 or be familiar with basic color management principles and have a preliminary awareness of color management tools that are available on the market.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Ruff

Mike Ruff

President, Mike Ruff Consulting



Wednesday April 20, 2016 3:50pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 4