Color 2015

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Color 2015 (previously known as the Color Management Conference) featured more than 40 in-depth sessions, featuring 4 Tracks including Brand & Design, Print & Production, Standards & Business, and Vendor/Product Demonstrations. (more…)

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Speakers

The Color Conference features top-notch speakers from a variety of disciplines.

speaker-Trani2

Paul Trani

Adobe Systems Inc.

speaker-JSmith

Jared Smith

bluemedia

speaker-Betz2

AJ Schlake-Betz

the hive

speaker-AndrewHutcheson2

Andrew Hutcheson

Voyager

speaker-Stanley2

Ryan Stanley

Under Armour

speaker_hutch

Don Hutcheson

HutchColor, LLC

speaker_hunter

Dave Hunter

Pilot Marketing Group

speaker-Shaffer2

Julie Shaffer

Printing Industries of America

Schedule

Expand your color knowledge with three days of in-depth sessions!

  • Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
    speaker-Lawler2
    speaker-Roesch
    Business team over white background

    The Color Around Us: A Hands-On Color Photographic Workshop

    Working on the conference hotel grounds, we’ll take a photo excursion, capturing images and colors that surround us. We’ll concentrate on using available light, the use of simple and readily available photo accessories, and the use of both professional and cell phone cameras to capture images. Then, back in the lab, we will work to import those images and refine them to be the best possible images for reproduction. Included will be simple procedures for an effective professional portrait, simple close-up photos of available subjects, and possibly a product photo using props and accessories we can gather on-site. Bring a camera and tripod if you have one. We’ll follow the paths and promenades of the hotel grounds to make our images. And, a lap-top computer is helpful for the post processing work (but you will not need a lap-top for some aspects of this workshop).

    Speakers:
    speaker-Lawler2

    Brian Lawler

    speaker-Roesch

    Juergen Roesch

    Business team over white background

    Michael Riebesehl

  • Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    speaker_stone
    speaker-BCanning
    speaker-Gallagher3

    End-to-End Packaging Design Essentials

    Last year, we got rave reviews for the packaging design preconference session and everyone said they wanted more! So this year we bring you a six-hour macro course! Our packaging expert team, Angela, Bryan and Christine, explore packaging design from the creative brief through concept development, research, refinements, and execution. They discuss regulatory and legal requirements that can affect design decisions; examine the use of substrates and special finishes; and provide tips, tricks, and real-world solutions for today’s packaging design challenges. This session is a MUST for anyone who wants the real insider scoop on what it takes to get a package from an idea to the store shelf!

    Speakers:
    speaker_stone

    Angela Stone

    speaker-BCanning

    Bryan Canning

    speaker-Gallagher3

    Christine Gallagher

  • Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Saturday, 1:15 - 4:15 p.m.
    speaker_hutch

    Color Management 101: The Complete Primer

    The goal of color management is to obtain the best possible match across color devices, but it can be an intimidating subject to newcomers. The good news is that ICC color management is based on amazingly simple principles that anyone can understand, regardless of their technical knowledge. This foundation-level course is taught by Don Hutcheson, color management pioneer and inventor of the G7® methodology, a system used worldwide to standardize printer calibration and make printing and proofing easier. You are guaranteed to come out of this class ready to take in any seminar in the Color conference with a substantive baseline of understanding.

    Speakers:
    speaker_hutch

    Don Hutcheson

  • Sunday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-Trani2

    Keynote: End-to-End Branding & Color with Creative Cloud 2015

    Paul Trani, Sr Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe will show you how to capture inspiration wherever it strikes you. Everything from colors to shapes, to ideas, allowing you to work in an unstructured way, yet hand off production ready colors and other branding content for use across mobile and desktop. All without recreating. All seamlessly. Even when it comes to collaborating with others you never have to worry about colors or branding being out of sync. Never worry about having the wrong logo or the wrong colors. Consistent colors and branding. Consistent creativity wherever you are. See it all in action in this inspiring, empowering keynote.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Trani2

    Paul Trani

  • Sunday, 9:35 - 10:35 a.m.
    speaker-Lawler2

    Working in the Raw: Get Great Results with Digital Negatives

    In this course we explore how to get the best possible images from every original whether capturing from a pro camera or a cell phone. We’ll discuss noise reduction, image sharpening and how to control every aspect of an image, with special emphasis on color quality.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Lawler2

    Brian Lawler

  • Sunday, 10:35 - 10:55 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Sunday, 10:55 - 11:55 a.m.
    Grad Book 2014

    Estimating Color Gamut for Spot Colors

    Learn what in and out of gamut means and how you can check and calculate it. This research compares the gamut predictions of Adobe Photoshop, ArgyllCMS, BabelColor PatchTool, Esko Color EnginePilot, Little CMS and MathWorks MATLAB.

    Speakers:
    Grad Book 2014

    Dr. Abhay Sharma

  • Sunday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    speaker-Betz2

    Keynote: Connecting the Dots

    We all have a common goal – whether we make products, the carton it sits in, sell services or just create the words and images that make it all appealing. Getting things into the hands and hearts of consumers is what we do. Every impression is an opportunity to connect and color remains one of the most memorable assets. We’ll explore why we should all care if every time the brand appears, it is a reasonable match for, say, PMS 1837.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Betz2

    AJ Schlake-Betz

  • Sunday, 2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
    speaker-Gallagher3

    The Strategy of Color for Consumer Brands

    Color is more than an aesthetic consideration for a brand—it can be a huge part of a brand’s perceived identity. Christine shares her insight into why brands choose one color over another, what color can say about a product or service and what how its perceived by consumers.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Gallagher3

    Christine Gallagher

  • Sunday, 3:05 - 3:30 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Sunday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    speaker_upton

    Visualizing Color: Interpreting What You're Seeing

    Most creative professionals are visual people, yet many of the tools and instruments we use show us numerical feedback that can be difficult to understand. Steve Upton demonstrates how to accurately read graphical output, including spider graphs for ink trap, ink limiting, and ink laydown order, and how to read histograms. He’ll share how to recognize and plan for cross-sheet issues—a common problem on digital presses. This session will help you learn to interpret data and recognize problems quickly, even over many targets and devices.

    Speakers:
    speaker_upton

    Steve Upton

  • Sunday, 4:35 - 5:30 p.m.
    speaker-AndrewHutcheson2
    speaker-CharlesFrank2

    Keynote: Lights, Camera, Color! - The Role of Color in the Filmmaking Process

    Using a short film as a case study we'll explore all of the ways color plays an important role in the filmmaking process. From color theory and creating a look to matching multiple cameras and color grading, we'll break down the approaches taken and the tools we used. Featuring key members of the production crew, whether you're looking to learn more about color management for video or just want to get some insight into what goes into making a film, this talk will be just as much about the creative as the technical and will include behind-the-scenes footage and a screening of the film itself.

    Speakers:
    speaker-AndrewHutcheson2

    Andrew Hutcheson

    speaker-CharlesFrank2

    Charles Frank

  • Sunday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Vendor Reception

  • Monday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-JSmith

    Keynote: Color by the Mile... Literally!

    Jared Smith’s company, bluemedia, doesn’t print 100,000 copies of anything, but it does get orders for one copy that is 100,000 square feet, or for one copy that 100 million people will see. For one copy that is 500 feet tall or 1,000 feet wide or one copy that looks good at 330MPH, below freezing or over 600 degrees. Jared is not the bluemedia scientist but he is the bluemedia guy that proved the business case for profitable jobs of one.

    Speakers:
    speaker-JSmith

    Jared Smith

  • Monday, 9:35 - 10:35 a.m.
    speaker_hunter

    The E-Factor: Getting in Sync with Your Print Partners

    Paper, printers, measurement devices and people all contribute to something called an “E-Factor.” Learn what your personal E-Factor is and how to use this new metric to help bridge the gap between expectations and results in any printing process.

    Speakers:
    speaker_hunter

    Dave Hunter

  • Monday, 10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Monday, 10:55 - 11:55 a.m.
    speaker_do

    Dye Sublimation and Direct Textile Printing - Project Runway!

    Today we live in the age of the Individual. More and more of our lives revolve around celebrating our diversity, our uniqueness, our personal style. We are engrossed in our smartphones, we seek out one-of-a-kind experiences, and we obsess over our iPhone covers. An entire cottage industry has sprung up to deliver these personal touches to our daily lives. From custom T-shirts, mouse pads, smartphone accessories, to more refined products such as affordable couture from limited run printed fabrics, custom tiles, and wall coverings, we can all afford to have our every taste fulfilled. As these products go mainstream, color becomes a competitive advantage to distinguish one product from another. Best practices to achieve consistent color that maximizes available color gamuts will be debated along with the necessary software and hardware tools needed.

    Speakers:
    speaker_do

    Son Do

  • Monday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    speaker-Stanley2

    Keynote: Subjective Art Meets Objective Execution: The Under Armour Story

    When it comes to color in the apparel industry, there is a fine line between concept and execution. When both sides come together and realize that by partnering the subjective art with objective execution, the results can be striking! Learn how Under Armour is bridging this chasm by defining color data to precisely detail how production is to execute the color, differentiating colors within a story so each shade is unique, and streamlining production via this color story so sourcing and production can partner for better consumer pricing.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Stanley2

    Ryan Stanley

  • Monday, 2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
    speaker-Russell
    speaker-SCarter

    Emerging Color Technologies for the Packaging Industry

    It’s no secret that packaging is booming with the number of product SKUs proliferating like never before. Learn about some of the newest color technologies that are helping revolutionize the packaging industry from the people who evaluate and implement them every day.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Russell

    Gary Russell

    speaker-SCarter

    Steve Carter

  • Monday, 3:05 - 3:30 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Monday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    speaker-Montalto

    How to Lock the Color You Want Into a PDF File

    The image is perfect, the layout looks great and the color is just right—then you find out that something went awry when the PDF file was created and the color is all off. That won’t happen again after you take this session and learn how to create print-perfect PDF files.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Montalto

    DJ Montalto

  • Monday, 4:35 - 5:30 p.m.
    speaker-Marschke2

    Keynote: Ask the Color Experts!

    Join us as we wrap up the day along with a few of your most burning color-related questions. Lida and a panel of experts answer the top questions asked by attendees - if yours is not one of them, you'll have the opportunity to ask it live!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Marschke2

    Lida Marschke

  • Monday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Reception at "Tombstone"

  • Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-Seymour

    Mainstage: Color Management 2015: Fixed, Broken, or Improving?

    This conference has been abuzz with color management progress, problems, and opportunities. What we need is a bit more pontification about what is broke, what has been fixed, and what still needs to be fixed. There's no one better to put it all into perspective than respected color scientist, John Seymour. Be ready for a lively review of all things Color, including: OBAs, M1, and viewing booths. Did the new standards help the situation!!!? Why do spectrophotometers still disagree with each other? Is there hope of improvement? Are they good enough today? Will the new ISO 13655 fix it? Can you standardize one to another? Expanded gamut printing - more colors, or more headaches? Spot colors - Do we finally have a way to measure the solid and the halftone? The coming issues with production sampling that no one is talking about yet! D50, D65, Illuminant A, or F11? 2 degree or 10 degree observer? M0, M1, M2, M3? DeltaEab, DeltaE CMC, DeltaE 94, DeltaE 2000, DIN 6176? The wonderful thing about standards is there are so many to choose from!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Seymour

    John Seymour

  • Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
    speaker-Eide
    speaker-Chop

    Mainstage: Packaging Design Goes Virtual!

    The world’s leading premium alcoholic beverage producer is reducing their packaging design concept and development process time by half with a few clicks of a button. Sounds unreal, right? It’s not. New software tools like IC3D Suite make it possible to visualize photo-realistic packaging mockups in real-time – join us for the full story!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Eide

    Carmen Eide

    speaker-Chop

    Kevin Chop

  • Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
    speaker-Shaffer2
    Business team over white background

    Mainstage: Color Jeopardy! The Wrap-Up Game Show!

    Make sure you stick around for this fast-paced review of what we learned at the Color conference in a game-show format complete with audience participation and prizes!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Shaffer2

    Julie Shaffer

    Business team over white background

    Lou Prestia

  • Sunday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-Trani2

    Keynote: End-to-End Branding & Color with Creative Cloud 2015

    Paul Trani, Sr Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe will show you how to capture inspiration wherever it strikes you. Everything from colors to shapes, to ideas, allowing you to work in an unstructured way, yet hand off production ready colors and other branding content for use across mobile and desktop. All without recreating. All seamlessly. Even when it comes to collaborating with others you never have to worry about colors or branding being out of sync. Never worry about having the wrong logo or the wrong colors. Consistent colors and branding. Consistent creativity wherever you are. See it all in action in this inspiring, empowering keynote.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Trani2

    Paul Trani

  • Sunday, 9:35 - 10:35 a.m.
    speaker-Skrzynski

    Brighter White, Better Color

    Packaging powerhouse CSW developed a new screening method that provides a better white lay down on clear & foil packaging substrates. Marek shares how this game-changing process results in a huge improvement in color printing when you're not printing on white paper.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Skrzynski

    Marek Skrzynski

  • Sunday, 10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Sunday, 10:55 - 11:55 a.m.
    speaker_hutch

    G7 and Quality Control: Maintaining and Evaluating G7 Through Process Control

    G7 is a popular calibration method used in a variety of print operations. Printers need to be able to hold the G7 print condition over time and in this session you’ll hear how printers and brands address the real challenge of G7—maintaining the G7 print condition after calibration.

    Speakers:
    speaker_hutch

    Don Hutcheson

  • Sunday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    speaker-Betz2

    Keynote: Connecting the Dots

    We all have a common goal – whether we make products, the carton it sits in, sell services or just create the words and images that make it all appealing. Getting things into the hands and hearts of consumers is what we do. Every impression is an opportunity to connect and color remains one of the most memorable assets. We’ll explore why we should all care if every time the brand appears, it is a reasonable match for, say, PMS 1837.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Betz2

    AJ Schlake-Betz

  • Sunday, 2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
    Business team over white background

    How to Create & Verify Printer Profiles

    Let’s get started right! This session will walk through the process of profiling a printer using one of the current popular profiling packages. You have more options than ever before, but how many patches should you use, where do you start your black, and which chromatic adaptation should you choose? (And should you care?) With a focus on CMYK profiling, this session will clear it all up for you. Then, you will learn how to verify the quality of your profile using a profile inspection utility.

    Speakers:
    Business team over white background

    Pat Herold

  • Sunday, 3:05 - 3:30 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Sunday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    speaker_apollo3

    The Real Scoop on Output Intents: How Do RIPs Handle Them?

    Output Intents describe the anticipated device to which you plan to print a PDF. It is easy to include an output intent in a PDF file, but how can you be sure it will be honored once the job gets to the RIP? Learn how Output Intents work in real world print production environments.

    Speakers:
    speaker_apollo3

    Rich Apollo

  • Sunday, 4:35 - 5:30 p.m.
    speaker-AndrewHutcheson2
    speaker-CharlesFrank2

    Keynote: Lights, Camera, Color! - The Role of Color in the Filmmaking Process

    Using a short film as a case study we'll explore all of the ways color plays an important role in the filmmaking process. From color theory and creating a look to matching multiple cameras and color grading, we'll break down the approaches taken and the tools we used. Featuring key members of the production crew, whether you're looking to learn more about color management for video or just want to get some insight into what goes into making a film, this talk will be just as much about the creative as the technical and will include behind-the-scenes footage and a screening of the film itself.

    Speakers:
    speaker-AndrewHutcheson2

    Andrew Hutcheson

    speaker-CharlesFrank2

    Charles Frank

  • Sunday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Vendor Reception

  • Monday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-JSmith

    Keynote: Color by the Mile... Literally!

    Jared Smith’s company, bluemedia, doesn’t print 100,000 copies of anything, but it does get orders for one copy that is 100,000 square feet, or for one copy that 100 million people will see. For one copy that is 500 feet tall or 1,000 feet wide or one copy that looks good at 330MPH, below freezing or over 600 degrees. Jared is not the bluemedia scientist but he is the bluemedia guy that proved the business case for profitable jobs of one.

    Speakers:
    speaker-JSmith

    Jared Smith

  • Monday, 9:35 - 10:35 a.m.
    speaker-Andrews

    The New Press-Prepress Partnership: Take Control with Dynamic Collaboration

    Today, all quality press and prepress departments use measurements and standards; but old-school thinking and one-way communications limit the effectiveness of these process control efforts. Affordable communication tools available today make it possible to fine-tune the entire production process with active multi-level communication. Learn how the promise of process-controlled printing depends on new attitudes towards department cooperation and communication.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Andrews

    Glen Andrews

  • Monday, 10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Monday, 10:55 - 11:55 a.m.
    speaker-Roesch

    The Return of GCR – It’s Not Just About Ink Savings Anymore

    Shorter print runs turn make-ready into the most expensive variable of a print run. Learn how using GCR properly can significantly cut make-ready waste, improve print quality, allow higher print speeds and even provide new flexibilities, but most of all: reduce costs.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Roesch

    Juergen Roesch

  • Monday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    speaker-Stanley2

    Keynote: Subjective Art Meets Objective Execution: The Under Armour Story

    When it comes to color in the apparel industry, there is a fine line between concept and execution. When both sides come together and realize that by partnering the subjective art with objective execution, the results can be striking! Learn how Under Armour is bridging this chasm by defining color data to precisely detail how production is to execute the color, differentiating colors within a story so each shade is unique, and streamlining production via this color story so sourcing and production can partner for better consumer pricing.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Stanley2

    Ryan Stanley

  • Monday, 2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
    speaker-Bell

    The Impact of Paper on Color Management, Color Fidelity, and Print Quality in Continuous Feed Inkjet Printing

    We will cover the basics of how inkjet works, why it is the fastest growing segment of the print industry, and the various types of uncoated, inkjet treated, and inkjet coated papers. Additionally, we will cover the need to match the right paper to the application and why the paper has such a large impact on the overall color gamut.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Bell

    Dave Bell

  • Monday, 3:05 - 3:30 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Monday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    speaker-Magnusson

    Color Management Tips, Tricks & Hacks

    Now that you have learned how Color Management works, come learn how it doesn’t (and what to do about that.) This presentation will cover the software bugs, hardware issues, odd behaviors, new standards challenges, etc. that can turn a color management technician into a lunatic. Dirty laundry everywhere - but we’re bringing the soap!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Magnusson

    Eric Magnusson

  • Monday, 4:35 - 5:30 p.m.
    speaker-Marschke2

    Keynote: Ask the Color Experts!

    Join us as we wrap up the day along with a few of your most burning color-related questions. Lida and a panel of experts answer the top questions asked by attendees - if yours is not one of them, you'll have the opportunity to ask it live!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Marschke2

    Lida Marschke

  • Monday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Reception at "Tombstone"

  • Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-Seymour

    Mainstage: Color Management 2015: Fixed, Broken, or Improving?

    This conference has been abuzz with color management progress, problems, and opportunities. What we need is a bit more pontification about what is broke, what has been fixed, and what still needs to be fixed. There's no one better to put it all into perspective than respected color scientist, John Seymour. Be ready for a lively review of all things Color, including: OBAs, M1, and viewing booths. Did the new standards help the situation!!!? Why do spectrophotometers still disagree with each other? Is there hope of improvement? Are they good enough today? Will the new ISO 13655 fix it? Can you standardize one to another? Expanded gamut printing - more colors, or more headaches? Spot colors - Do we finally have a way to measure the solid and the halftone? The coming issues with production sampling that no one is talking about yet! D50, D65, Illuminant A, or F11? 2 degree or 10 degree observer? M0, M1, M2, M3? DeltaEab, DeltaE CMC, DeltaE 94, DeltaE 2000, DIN 6176? The wonderful thing about standards is there are so many to choose from!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Seymour

    John Seymour

  • Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
    speaker-Eide
    speaker-Chop

    Mainstage: Packaging Design Goes Virtual!

    The world’s leading premium alcoholic beverage producer is reducing their packaging design concept and development process time by half with a few clicks of a button. Sounds unreal, right? It’s not. New software tools like IC3D Suite make it possible to visualize photo-realistic packaging mockups in real-time – join us for the full story!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Eide

    Carmen Eide

    speaker-Chop

    Kevin Chop

  • Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
    speaker-Shaffer2
    Business team over white background

    Mainstage: Color Jeopardy! The Wrap-Up Game Show!

    Make sure you stick around for this fast-paced review of what we learned at the Color conference in a game-show format complete with audience participation and prizes!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Shaffer2

    Julie Shaffer

    Business team over white background

    Lou Prestia

  • Sunday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-Trani2

    Keynote: End-to-End Branding & Color with Creative Cloud 2015

    Paul Trani, Sr Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe will show you how to capture inspiration wherever it strikes you. Everything from colors to shapes, to ideas, allowing you to work in an unstructured way, yet hand off production ready colors and other branding content for use across mobile and desktop. All without recreating. All seamlessly. Even when it comes to collaborating with others you never have to worry about colors or branding being out of sync. Never worry about having the wrong logo or the wrong colors. Consistent colors and branding. Consistent creativity wherever you are. See it all in action in this inspiring, empowering keynote.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Trani2

    Paul Trani

  • Sunday, 9:35 - 10:35 a.m.
    Business team over white background

    Keeping Up With Color Standards: The Complete 2015 Update

    As Chair of CGATS Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards, no one knows more about the latest in standards developments than Ray Cheydleur. Learn about the brand new ISO/PAS 15339 standard that addresses printing from digital data across multiple technologies.

    Speakers:
    Business team over white background

    Ray Cheydleur

  • Sunday, 10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Sunday, 10:55 - 11:55 a.m.
    speaker-Luetkens

    Keeping Brand Color Consistent from End to End: The New CxF Standard

    There is no denying the persuasive power color holds: Coca-Cola red, Tiffany & Co. blue, John Deere green. But what happens in stores when packaging colors don't align? Learn about the new ISO 17972 Color Exchange Format (CxF) designed to communicate all aspects of color across devices, applications and locations.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Luetkens

    Heath Luetkens

  • Sunday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    speaker-Betz2

    Keynote: Connecting the Dots

    We all have a common goal – whether we make products, the carton it sits in, sell services or just create the words and images that make it all appealing. Getting things into the hands and hearts of consumers is what we do. Every impression is an opportunity to connect and color remains one of the most memorable assets. We’ll explore why we should all care if every time the brand appears, it is a reasonable match for, say, PMS 1837.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Betz2

    AJ Schlake-Betz

  • Sunday, 2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
    speaker_hunter

    G7 for Packaging: Making GRACoL Work Across Multiple Substrates and Print Methods

    Despite fact that many print standards and specifications such as GRACoL® are aimed at standard coated sheets, G7 still works well on board, poly, and other non-standard materials. Learn how brands and printers adapt G7 and GRACoL to multiple substrates and print methods.

    Speakers:
    speaker_hunter

    Dave Hunter

  • Sunday, 3:05 - 3:30

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Sunday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    speaker-Herbert2

    Introduction to iccMax: Why it Matters to You

    iccMax is a new color management system, departing from the fixed D50 and offering a comprehensive and extensible set of functionality. Learn how this functionality will allow us to use ICCMax for sophisticated color transformations from spectral imaging to multi-channel packaging even controlling surface appearance for special effects.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Herbert2

    Franz Herbert

  • Sunday, 4:35 - 5:30 p.m.
    speaker-AndrewHutcheson2
    speaker-CharlesFrank2

    Keynote: Light, Camera, Color! - The Role of Color in the Filmmaking Process

    Using a short film as a case study we'll explore all of the ways color plays an important role in the filmmaking process. From color theory and creating a look to matching multiple cameras and color grading, we'll break down the approaches taken and the tools we used. Featuring key members of the production crew, whether you're looking to learn more about color management for video or just want to get some insight into what goes into making a film, this talk will be just as much about the creative as the technical and will include behind-the-scenes footage and a screening of the film itself.

    Speakers:
    speaker-AndrewHutcheson2

    Andrew Hutcheson

    speaker-CharlesFrank2

    Charles Frank

  • Sunday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Vendor Reception

  • Monday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-JSmith

    Keynote: Color by the Mile… Literally!

    Jared Smith’s company, bluemedia, doesn’t print 100,000 copies of anything, but it does get orders for one copy that is 100,000 square feet, or for one copy that 100 million people will see. For one copy that is 500 feet tall or 1,000 feet wide or one copy that looks good at 330MPH, below freezing or over 600 degrees. Jared is not the bluemedia scientist but he is the bluemedia guy that proved the business case for profitable jobs of one.

    Speakers:
    speaker-JSmith

    Jared Smith

  • Monday, 9:35 - 10:35 a.m.
    speaker-schroeder

    The Latest OBA Issues Facing Print Production

    Optical brighteners (OBA) are intended to help create a brighter “blue” white but have a major effect on color reproduction and the ability to match proofs to printed sheets. Learn the technical issues causes by OBAs and what you can do to minimize those issues for your projects.

    Speakers:
    speaker-schroeder

    Don Schroeder

  • Monday, 10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Monday, 10:55 - 11:55 a.m.
    speaker-Strickler

    Extended-Gamut Printing for Brand Owners and Their Printers

    Extended-gamut process, or multicolor printing offers great promise of efficiency and cost savings, yet it is not widely understood and often poorly implemented. This presentation covers the most important issues facing printers and brand owners hoping to exploit EG's potential.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Strickler

    Mike Strickler

  • Monday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    speaker-Stanley2

    Keynote: Subjective Art Meets Objective Execution: The Under Armour Story

    When it comes to color in the apparel industry, there is a fine line between concept and execution. When both sides come together and realize that by partnering the subjective art with objective execution, the results can be striking! Learn how Under Armour is bridging this chasm by defining color data to precisely detail how production is to execute the color, differentiating colors within a story so each shade is unique, and streamlining production via this color story so sourcing and production can partner for better consumer pricing.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Stanley2

    Ryan Stanley

  • Monday, 2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
    speaker_upton

    Best Practices in Dealing with Instrumentation Differences

    Measurement instruments are supposed to settle arguments, but sometimes they can start them! In this session, you’ll gain an understanding of instrument calibration and standards and learn how to minimize measurement differences between devices. Steve Upton will explain how to track instrument behavior, diagnose problem instruments, and even correct measurements when possible.

    Speakers:
    speaker_upton

    Steve Upton

  • Monday, 3:05 - 3:30 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Monday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    speaker_do

    Digital Signage – Just Like Vegas, Baby!

    Digital signage is slowly replacing traditional print materials both large and small. From small in-store displays touting pricing and specs to larger in-store panels enticing shoppers with new products and sales, digital signage has found its way into a majority of retailers. External displays have seen an equally impressive growth trajectory. Bus stop signage, billboards, and building displays take advantage of digital signage’s unique ability to draw the consumer’s attention with color, video, and constant change. Brand owners can now quickly adapt content to new products and promotions with a push of a mouse button. Color has an outsized impact on these displays, especially for the food and apparel market. We will discuss current display technology and how they are color managed. Challenges addressed include limitations imposed by resolution, gamut, environment, and size.

    Speakers:
    speaker_do

    Son Do

  • Monday, 4:35 - 5:30 p.m.
    speaker-Marschke2

    Keynote: Ask the Color Experts!

    Join us as we wrap up the day along with a few of your most burning color-related questions. Lida and a panel of experts answer the top questions asked by attendees - if yours is not one of them, you'll have the opportunity to ask it live!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Marschke2

    Lida Marschke

  • Monday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Reception at "Tombstone"

  • Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-Seymour

    Mainstage: Color Management 2015: Fixed, Broken, or Improving?

    This conference has been abuzz with color management progress, problems, and opportunities. What we need is a bit more pontification about what is broke, what has been fixed, and what still needs to be fixed. There's no one better to put it all into perspective than respected color scientist, John Seymour. Be ready for a lively review of all things Color, including: OBAs, M1, and viewing booths. Did the new standards help the situation!!!? Why do spectrophotometers still disagree with each other? Is there hope of improvement? Are they good enough today? Will the new ISO 13655 fix it? Can you standardize one to another? Expanded gamut printing - more colors, or more headaches? Spot colors - Do we finally have a way to measure the solid and the halftone? The coming issues with production sampling that no one is talking about yet! D50, D65, Illuminant A, or F11? 2 degree or 10 degree observer? M0, M1, M2, M3? DeltaEab, DeltaE CMC, DeltaE 94, DeltaE 2000, DIN 6176? The wonderful thing about standards is there are so many to choose from!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Seymour

    John Seymour

  • Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
    speaker-Eide
    speaker-Chop

    Mainstage: Packaging Design Goes Virtual!

    The world’s leading premium alcoholic beverage producer is reducing their packaging design concept and development process time by half with a few clicks of a button. Sounds unreal, right? It’s not. New software tools like IC3D Suite make it possible to visualize photo-realistic packaging mockups in real-time – join us for the full story!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Eide

    Carmen Eide

    speaker-Chop

    Kevin Chop

  • Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
    speaker-Shaffer2
    Business team over white background

    Mainstage: Color Jeopardy! The Wrap-Up Game Show!

    Make sure you stick around for this fast-paced review of what we learned at the Color conference in a game-show format complete with audience participation and prizes!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Shaffer2

    Julie Shaffer

    Business team over white background

    Lou Prestia

  • Sunday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-Trani2

    Key Note: End-to-End Branding & Color with Creative Cloud 2015

    Colors surround us, but when you’re working on a new design, it’s challenging to choose just the right colors. Creative Cloud makes it easy to capture, manipulate and manage colors, from mobile apps like Color CC to desktops apps including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC. Rufus Deuchler will outline Adobe’s vision on capturing inspiration whenever it hits you and how that inspiration will make it into production.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Trani2

    Paul Trani

  • Sunday, 9:35 - 10:05 a.m.

    Expanding Color: Heidelberg, Multicolor Toolset

    With Joseph Suffoletto, Program Manager, Prinect Color Services, Heidelberg USA. An introduction to Heidelberg’s Prinect Color Toolbox and Multicolor toolset, which provides a user friendly and flexible PDF workflow for expanding into 5, 6, or 7 color process. All within an open ICC profile environment, providing upfront seven color recipes and Delta E assessments.

  • Sunday, 10:05 - 10:35 a.m.
    Business team over white background

    Extended Gamut and Metallic Printing Using Xerox Digital Production Presses

    Come learn about how to prepare files to print with extended Gamut on the iGen 5 and apply metallic inks for special effects on the Color Press 1000i beyond CMYK. See simple tools and examples of output from Xerox’s products.

    Speakers:
    Business team over white background

    Michael Riebesehl

  • Sunday, 10:35 - 10:55 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Sunday, 10:55 - 11:25 a.m.

    ColorPath Sync Update

    With Peter Pretzer, ColorPath Solutions Development Manager, FUJIFILM.

  • Sunday, 11:25 - 11:55 a.m.
    speaker_hunter

    Highlighting ChromaChecker Color Cloud Eco System

    Printing should be treated as a manufacturing process. The ChromaChecker Color Cloud allows you to easily monitor all aspects of your Color Control environment and be alerted should any variable stray beyond your defined E-Factor, which represents your color expectations. Come see how ChromaChecker can track all variables in your environment including: • Output Device consistency and accuracy • Measurement device precision • Lighting precision and accuracy • Substrate precision • Plate and Imagesetter precision • Environment (temperature and humidity) consistency

    Speakers:
    speaker_hunter

    Dave Hunter

  • Sunday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    speaker-Betz2

    Keynote: Connecting the Dots

    We all have a common goal – whether we make products, the carton it sits in, sell services or just create the words and images that make it all appealing. Getting things into the hands and hearts of consumers is what we do. Every impression is an opportunity to connect and color remains one of the most memorable assets. We’ll explore why we should all care if every time the brand appears, it is a reasonable match for, say, PMS 1837.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Betz2

    AJ Schlake-Betz

  • Sunday, 2:05 - 2:35 p.m.

    How to Choose a Color Monitor in 2016

    With Kevin Burke, Regional Sales Manager, EIZO Inc. Kevin Burke will cover interesting topics such as: 1. Current state of display technologies - terms defined - Backlight options (LED, CCFL, edge lit, RGB LED) - Viewing angle / panel technologies: TN, VA, IPS - Input connections (HDMI, DVI, DisplayPorts, others) - Glossy screen vs. anti-reflective (or Apple vs. everyone else) - Resolution - Size - "DPI" on a monitor - Contrast ratio - 8-bit vs. 10-bit (millions vs. 1.07 Billion) simultaneous colors - 12-bit vs 14-bit vs 16-bit Lookup table - How to read a monitor spec sheet - What's important, what's fluff, and what's missing 2. What's important in your world? - Large gamut, spot colors for packaging? - Soft proofing? - Accurate original photography? - Video standards? - Black detail - longevity (warranty) 3. Monitor calibration - Looking to match multiple monitors? - Measuring instrument overview - Calibration automation - Importance of uniformity 4. Important future technologies to consider - or not - 4K, 8K, etc. - High Dynamic Range - Hi Frame Rate

  • Sunday, 2:35 - 2:55 p.m.

    Color Process Automation

    With Birgit Plautz, Technical Services Manager, GMG Americas. Learn how to achieve common appearance from reference to production, every time.

  • Sunday, 3:05 - 3:30 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Sunday, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

    The Unbelievably Consistent, SpotOn! Color

    With Bruce Bayne, Partner, SpotOn! Press, LLC. In printing, control and consistency are the name of the game. SpotOn! puts color at your fingertips and allows you to deliver consistently on every job. Come see our award winning software suite: Flexo, Verify, and the newest addition, Analyze. Learn how you can take control like a pro. Unbelievably consistent, SpotOn! color.

  • Sunday, 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Bringing Color Measurement All Together with MeasureColor

    With Dan Gillespie, Director of Technical Services, Color Management Group. MeasureColor brings color measurement together via a networked platform capable of measuring any print process. A simple, easy to use interface allows anyone to quickly understand results and our modular approach provides each segment of the print process with control and monitoring. Using your choice of instrument, measure everything from spots, quality control strips, images, and full-width colorbars – the choice is yours.

  • Sunday, 4:35 - 5:30 p.m.
    speaker-AndrewHutcheson2
    speaker-CharlesFrank2

    Keynote: Lights, Camera, Color! - The Role of Color in the Filmmaking Process

    Using a short film as a case study we'll explore all of the ways color plays an important role in the filmmaking process. From color theory and creating a look to matching multiple cameras and color grading, we'll break down the approaches taken and the tools we used. Featuring key members of the production crew, whether you're looking to learn more about color management for video or just want to get some insight into what goes into making a film, this talk will be just as much about the creative as the technical and will include behind-the-scenes footage and a screening of the film itself.

    Speakers:
    speaker-AndrewHutcheson2

    Andrew Hutcheson

    speaker-CharlesFrank2

    Charles Frank

  • Sunday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Vendor Reception

  • Monday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-JSmith

    Keynote: Color by the Mile... Literally!

    Jared Smith’s company, bluemedia, doesn’t print 100,000 copies of anything, but it does get orders for one copy that is 100,000 square feet, or for one copy that 100 million people will see. For one copy that is 500 feet tall or 1,000 feet wide or one copy that looks good at 330MPH, below freezing or over 600 degrees. Jared is not the bluemedia scientist but he is the bluemedia guy that proved the business case for profitable jobs of one.

    Speakers:
    speaker-JSmith

    Jared Smith

  • Monday, 9:35 - 10:05 a.m.

    ECG-The Production Perspective

    With Mark Gundlach, X-Rite Solution Architect, X-Rite, Inc. With Pantone’s launch of its new PANTONE EXTENDED GAMUT Coated Guide this fall, printers and packaging converters wishing to take advantage of the many benefits of Extended Color Gamut printing will now have an easier transition. This session will explain what the PANTONE EXTENDED GAMUT Coated Guide is – and is not, offer tips and hints about ink formulation and printing, discuss why ECG can be an important way to improve consistency and predictability for printing of brand and other special colors, and share ideas about measuring and reporting on final results.

  • Monday, 10:05 - 10:35 a.m.
    speaker_upton

    Curve3: What’s Next?, Maxwell: A Key Update

    With Steve Upton, President, CHROMiX. Steve Upton will discuss a few of the features people have asked for in the Curve family of software from CHROMiX / HutchColor. This exclusive sneak preview of things to come will be for this COLOR ‘15 audience only. It’s a good chance for you to get prepared and ahead of the curve (so-to-speak). Also, get up to speed with the latest features for Maxwell cloud services and the newest Maxwell client. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last 8 years, you should know that Maxwell has led the cloud-based verification category and is now nearing 180 million measurements. You call yourself a Color Champion? Get over to this event to stay current. Steve Upton tastefully shows you our stuff. When the session is over, the kimono is closed again.

    Speakers:
    speaker_upton

    Steve Upton

  • Monday, 10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Monday, 10:55 - 11:25 a.m.

    G7 Implementation in Our PRISMAsync Controller Product Line

    With John Thorburn, Senior Color Analyst, Canon, USA. A demonstration for the PRISMAsync Controller Product Line with G7 implementation.

  • Monday, 11:25 - 11:55 a.m.

    Color Management—A Holistic Approach

    With Toby Saalfeld, US Director, Color Management, Ricoh, USA. Color Management can be a daunting task. There are numerous factors in the Color Management that are often being undervalued or even omitted. In this session, Toby Saalfeld focuses on Color Management as a holistic approach and the importance of establishing a healthy mix of equipment, software, and vendor services.

  • Monday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    speaker-Stanley2

    Keynote: Subjective Art Meets Objective Execution: The Under Armour Story

    When it comes to color in the apparel industry, there is a fine line between concept and execution. When both sides come together and realize that by partnering the subjective art with objective execution, the results can be striking! Learn how Under Armour is bridging this chasm by defining color data to precisely detail how production is to execute the color, differentiating colors within a story so each shade is unique, and streamlining production via this color story so sourcing and production can partner for better consumer pricing.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Stanley2

    Ryan Stanley

  • Monday, 2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
    speaker-Luetkens

    CMG Offers IC3D Suite | 3D Design Unleashed

    With Dan Gillespie, Director of Technical Services, Color Management Group and Heath Leutkens, Director of Technology & 3rd Party Product Manager, CGS. IC3D Suite generates digital packaging mockups, on any package, at the speed of imagination. Join this technical session to learn everything from creating a simple label to complex shrink wraps over non-cylindrical shapes. Afterward you’ll be able to better engage with packaging while helping clients reduce the time to market.

    Speakers:
    speaker-Luetkens

    Heath Luetkens

  • Monday, 3:05 - 3:30 p.m.

    Vendor Resource Break

  • Monday, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

    Client to Press Automation with Tucanna tFLOW

    With Darrian Young, Director, Tucanna Software. Take a peek under the hood of the all new tFLOW v3 “client to press” automation and color control solution. You will see why customers refer to it as powerful, modern, and user-friendly. There is nothing on the market like tFLOW for raising productivity, reducing costs and improving color accuracy.

  • Monday, 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

    BasicColor and Remote Director Updates

    With Dan Caldwell, Franz Herbert, and Karl Koch. Take a look at what’s coming from BasicColor and Remote Director.

  • Monday, 4:35 - 5:30p.m.
    speaker-Marschke2

    Keynote: Ask the Color Experts!

    Join us as we wrap up the day along with a few of your most burning color-related questions. Lida and a panel of experts answer the top questions asked by attendees - if yours is not one of them, you'll have the opportunity to ask it live!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Marschke2

    Lida Marschke

  • Monday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Reception at "Tombstone"

  • Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    speaker-Seymour

    Mainstage: Color Management 2015: Fixed, Broken, or Improving?

    This conference has been abuzz with color management progress, problems, and opportunities. What we need is a bit more pontification about what is broke, what has been fixed, and what still needs to be fixed. There's no one better to put it all into perspective than respected color scientist, John Seymour. Be ready for a lively review of all things Color, including: OBAs, M1, and viewing booths. Did the new standards help the situation!!!? Why do spectrophotometers still disagree with each other? Is there hope of improvement? Are they good enough today? Will the new ISO 13655 fix it? Can you standardize one to another? Expanded gamut printing - more colors, or more headaches? Spot colors - Do we finally have a way to measure the solid and the halftone? The coming issues with production sampling that no one is talking about yet! D50, D65, Illuminant A, or F11? 2 degree or 10 degree observer? M0, M1, M2, M3? DeltaEab, DeltaE CMC, DeltaE 94, DeltaE 2000, DIN 6176? The wonderful thing about standards is there are so many to choose from!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Seymour

    John Seymour

  • Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
    speaker-Eide
    speaker-Chop

    Mainstage: Packaging Design Goes Virtual!

    The world’s leading premium alcoholic beverage producer is reducing their packaging design concept and development process time by half with a few clicks of a button. Sounds unreal, right? It’s not. New software tools like IC3D Suite make it possible to visualize photo-realistic packaging mockups in real-time – join us for the full story!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Eide

    Carmen Eide

    speaker-Chop

    Kevin Chop

  • Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
    speaker-Shaffer2
    Business team over white background

    Mainstage: Color Jeopardy! The Wrap-Up Game Show!

    Make sure you stick around for this fast-paced review of what we learned at the Color conference in a game-show format complete with audience participation and prizes!

    Speakers:
    speaker-Shaffer2

    Julie Shaffer

    Business team over white background

    Lou Prestia

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