Information on previous workshop held on August 26-27, 2014 (date of next workshop TBA)
AATCC Technical Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA
Hear world renowned color experts discuss color principles, lighting effects, developing your color palette, implementing a digital color program, and much more. Ask all your color questions and participate in small-group sessions.
This workshop is ideal for merchandisers, retailers, manufacturers, product developers, color approval managers, specifiers, and designers.
|AATCC Individual & Corporate* Members||Nonmembers|
|By August 11||US$705||US$1049|
|After August 11||US$755||US$1099|
*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must download the registration form and register offline to receive the member price.
Attendance is limited; early registration is encouraged. Registration includes luncheons, break refreshments, and a copy of all available papers.
Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before August 11, 2014. No refunds will be given after August 11. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.
Doubletree Hotel Raleigh/Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
4810 Page Creek Lane
Durham, NC 27703 USA
Reservations should be made directly with the hotel and attendance at the AATCC program should be specified to receive the group rate of US$132. Reservations may be made online by visiting our reservations website. Accommodations must be made by August 11 to ensure room availability.
|Tuesday, August 26, 2014|
|8:00 AM||Welcome and Introduction to Workshop|
Session 1: Fundamentals of Color Theory and Measurement
Renzo Shamey, North Carolina State University
Basic color principles and measurement, calculations of color difference, methods for assessment of color quality for samples (lab dips) and production, measurement variability in digital color control and whiteness. Aspects of lighting in color, retail lighting and how it relates to color testing, best practices in choosing lighting /illuminants and visual color assessment will also be discussed.
Session 2: Color Choice: A Balancing Act between the DNA of the Dye and Requirements
Donna D. Faber, JCPenney
This session will provide the designer and PD staff with insight into how their choice of palette colors (and strategy for choosing) affects the color requirements of cost, fashion, durability, and dyeing reproducibility further downstream. It will look at dye classes and their relative costs in production, limitations of certain classes and dyeing processes, and demonstrate ways in which color decisions upstream can be made more efficiently with downstream requirements in mind.
Session 3: Color Communication Best Practices
Sandy L. Johnson, Color Solutions International
Color is one of the key influential buying components for the consumer. Designers spend hours studying trends, analyzing color and shopping key markets in order to identify and assemble their seasonal color palette for their target customer. During this session we will review the key steps necessary to provide accurate color communication from the designer’s inspiration to the supply chain.
Session 4: Proper Sample Measurement Procedures
Roland L. Connelly, Sr., RoLyn Group
Techniques for the correct measurement of different types of samples, including the many textures, fabrications, and materials used in current products will be discussed.
Session 5: Color Tolerances in "Black and White"
Ann C. Laidlaw, X-Rite Consultant
Numerical color approval tolerances are commonly used to guide pass/fail decisions in a variety of industries and supply-chain programs. “Wrong” decisions occur with visual or instrumental programs, although they may or may not be accurately identified. When a numerical system yields a perceived “wrong” decision, then confidence in the numerical program may be shaken. This short presentation considers various strategies in setting numerical approval tolerances, and the possible errors associated with each strategy.
|1:50||Introduction to Break Out Sessions|
Break Out Period 1
Break Out Period 2
Break Out Period 3
|Wednesday, August 27, 2014|
Session 6: The Future of Lighting: Color, Efficiency, and Compliance
Ann C. Laidlaw, X-Rite Consultant
Light sources are changing. Regulations around the world are driving improved energy efficiency, technological developments result in more choices, and businesses respond to on-going pressure to reduce operating costs. In the past, the choice of commercial lighting technologies was mostly limited to incandescent bulbs, CWF-style fluorescent tubes, tri-phosphor fluorescent tubes, and various forms of natural or simulated daylight. Today, residential and commercial customers have far more choices, with additional technologies becoming commercially viable in the near future. This presentation will review various current and emerging lighting technologies, our methods for assessing them, and the practical implications of using the technologies to view colored objects.
Session 7: Supply Chain Conformance—Why Don’t my Numbers Match Yours?
Ken R. Butts, Datacolor
This session will focus on how to implement a digital color program with suppliers. The concepts of color guidebooks, standard best practices in color measurement, communication, visual assessments, along with ideas on supplier certification/accreditation requirements will be covered. Also included is accreditation program successes (and challenges) and global color management. Factors that contribute to poor agreement in digital color exchange will be discussed—measurement technique, instrument variation, sample conditioning, and the human factor.
Session 8: Managing Color on Multiple Substrates: Back to Basics
Andrew N. Fraser, Chico’s
Back to Basics - We all have color protocols that we write per our company Standards of Operation. We live in a world of Manual and process and procedures. This presentation reflects the reality of what really goes on in the supply chain.
Session 9: Tracking Color Performance
Keith D. Hoover, Under Armour Inc.
This session will cover the organization/management of color data. It will be geared toward the lab manager as well as the vendor, buyer, and will offer ideas on how this large database of color information on color quality can be used to report on vendor performance, timelines, operator performance, measurements on efficiency in color testing, and some examples of how IT departments and managers can extract the data they need to compile these types of reports.
Break Out Period 4
Break Out Period 5
Break Out Period 6
|4:45||Closing Remarks and Adjourn|
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