David Hunter has been helping companies control and manage their color for over 20 years, primarily in the Graphic Arts and Photography marketplaces. He has been teaching the five-day Implementing Color Management Course at the PIA/GATF Graphic Arts Technical Foundation since its inception in 1996, and the Advanced Color Management Course since 1997. He is also the Project manager for the IDEAlliance/IPA Color Management Certification program, the first program available on the Internet to teach and certify professionals on Color Control topics.

He was one of the original GRACoL G7 Experts and has been on the GRACoL committee since 2001. David has researched all of the Color Management Profiling software programs as well as all of the measurement devices on the market. He has an extensive background in how all the major desktop and workflow applications work with ICC Profiles and has helped numerous companies implement color control products and procedures.

His lectures and seminars are very interactive, with a lot of actual, hands-on practice at building and applying ICC Profiles. If you are attempting to transition to digital color, his seminars will help illuminate the process and help you understand the tools that are available to save you weeks and months of trial and error during your transition. His company, Pilot Marketing Group, is set up to be the G7/ISO resource for consultants and dealers across North America.

Sessions

Sunday, 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Benchmarking Output Device Performance

No two devices produce color the same way, they all have different color gamuts, and perceived resolutions, and other attributes that affect their ability to manufacture color. What are the eight main attributes that greatly affect color reproduction? In this session, Dave Hunter will outline a methodical process to assess how your current output devices—and any future color device purchases—image color. You’ll also learn how you can perform your own benchmarks on your devices to better understand what your equipment color capabilities, or if the device is capable of simulating a desired printing reference such as GRACoL.

Monday, 2:20 – 3:20 p.m.
Color Measurement on a Budget

There are plenty of the low-cost measurement devices now available on the market. How good are they? What are the differences between these, and those “more expensive” devices? What can they be used for, and what should they not be used for? Setting the right expectation for their use and application is key. In this session, Dave Hunter will reveal his research study findings on the functionality, precision, and accuracy of these low-cost measurement devices.