John Seymour is an applied mathematician and color scientist, working as a consultant since 2012 under the name “John the Math Guy.” John currently holds twenty-six US patents, has authored over fifty technical papers, and has keynoted at six conferences. He is an expert on the Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards and ISO TC 130. He is currently on the board of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, and the Inter-Society Color Council. He writes a blog which is described as “applied math and color science with a liberal sprinkling of goofy humor.”
Between 1992 and 2016, John was responsible for advanced product development for QuadTech, a manufacturer of process control equipment in the print industry. Prior to working with QuadTech, John worked as a scientific programmer in medical imaging, satellite imagery, electron microscopy, and spectroscopy. He holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Oiling Your Color Management Machine
Color management works, but it only works when your “machine” is well oiled—that is, your workflow and processes are consistent and repeatable. Join John Seymour as he describes the journey to consistency and repeatability, from the formulation of ink, to plate curves, to proofing, to controlling color on press, and more. Along the way, he’ll discuss spot colors, SCTV, G7®, and extended gamut. Attend this session and get consistency, predictability, and control for color management success!
Monday, 1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. What to Do with All That Unused Color Data?
Billions of color measurements are made in the print industry annually. Some are used for direct adjustment of color, and some are used to verify that color meets agreed upon tolerances. Virtually none of this data is being used to properly characterize the variability of color. Don’t miss John Seymour, the inventor of color SPC, as he recounts case studies of how color SPC can turn mounds of color measurements into actionable insight into your color process.