Color Management Workshop
August 24, 2022 - August 25, 2022
AATCC Technical Center
1 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC
AATCC Technical Center
1 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC
This workshop is designed for merchandisers, retailers, manufacturers, product developers, color approval managers, specifiers, and designers. Participants will learn basic color principles; how lighting affects color; what to consider when developing your color palette and how these choices affect cost, fashion, durability, and dyeing reproducibility; how to implement a digital color program with suppliers; how to control shade from concept to production and much more.
Attendance is limited; early registration is encouraged. Registration includes luncheons, breaks, access to the AATCC Color Guidebook, Textile Coloration for the Retail Supply Chain and available papers/presentations.
Attendance is limited; register early.
In addition to the workshop, a new FM100 Color Vision Screening and Certification Short Course will be offered on Tuesday, August 23, at the AATCC Technical Center, with spots capped at five. Participants who complete the test will receive a certificate with their FM100 color vision score and the test date. An additional fee and separate registration is required. Participants have the option to receive a one-time discounted rate for the FM100 Hue Kit, bundled with the testing. Only five (5) spots are available – registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. You MUST be registered to attend the Color Management Workshop to participate in the Color Vision Screening and Certification Short Course.
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|COLOR MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP TIMETABLE|
|WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022|
|8:00 AM||Welcome—Diana Wyman, AATCC Executive Vice President|
|8:15||Color Basics: Balancing Theory and Application—Jean Hoskin, SJH Designs
This session will address basic color principles and the color experience components of light source, object, environment, and observer. Topics will include descriptive color terminology, color space and protocols for consistency. These will be applied to instrumental measurement, calculations of color difference, and tolerances. The advantages of visual and instrumental evaluation will be presented with a summary of best practices.
|9:15||Color Communication—Tim Williams, 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.
|10:30||Training a Color Approval Team—Jean Hoskin, SJH Designs
Color evaluation for production includes the evaluation of lab and production dyeings, print strike offs, or woven patterns. Preparing color technicians to perform instrumental evaluations requires an understanding of color space, color difference, and descriptive comments for correction. Visual evaluation in a light booth requires understanding of the visual environment, sample positioning, and perception. This presentation will introduce the procedures color technicians can use to make confident color decisions, explain some of the challenges of color comments based on measurements and give visual examples of color relativity that impact accuracy, such as simultaneous contrast, after image, optical mixture, and assimilation.
|11:30||Understanding Whites and other Fluorescent Materials—Chris Hipps, Archroma
This presentation will discuss the unique requirements for both visually and instrumentally viewing and controlling the color of optically brightened whites and other fluorescent materials. Because of the unique properties of fluorescent colorants, special considerations are required to properly and effectively view and measure these materials. The lighting conditions needed, and instrumental procedures will be explained as well as the metrics used for rating differences. Issues with new lighting types in relation to these materials will also be discussed.
|1:00||Fundamentals of Dyeing and Challenges to Meet Performance Standards—Fred Gliddon, Archroma
This presentation will include the fundamentals of the major dye classes and application parameters to the respective fibers, types of equipment used in production, and challenges often involved in meeting performance specifications.
|2:00||Breakout A: Illumination and Observer Issues |
Facilitators: Jean Hoskin (lead) and Tim Williams
•Describe/demonstrate Best Practice for visual evaluation of color difference
•Use samples, light booth, and Simultaneous Color Viewer to demonstrate color
inconstancy and lead discussion of consequences of color inconstant standards.
•Show Farnsworth-Munsell Color Vision Test, describe its use
•Show AATCC Gray Scales, describe their use
|Breakout B: Sample Analysis and Measurement Technique |
Facilitators: Chris Hipps (lead) and Carol Revels
•Proper Procedures for good measurements
•How to deal with different materials
•How to select procedures for specific required uses
|Breakout C: Implementing Virtual Development in a Digital Workflow
Facilitators: Ken Butts (lead) and Andrew Fraser
•What is virtual development?
•Monitor/printer profiling – applications and limitations
•Digital color from design through formulation
|3:15||Breakout A: Illumination and Observer Issues||Breakout B: Sample Analysis and Measurement Technique||Breakout C: Implementing Virtual Development in a Digital Workflow|
|4:15||Breakout A: Illumination and Observer Issues||Breakout B: Sample Analysis and Measurement Technique||Breakout C: Implementing Virtual Development in a Digital Workflow|
|5:30 - 6:30||Networking Reception|
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2022|
|8:00 AM||Color and Lighting: Control, Efficiency, and Compliance—Andrew Fraser, InMocean Group LLC
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.
|8:55||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.
|10:05||The Cost of Color Quality—Andrew Fraser, InMocean Group LLC
This presentation will look at the unforeseen cost of Color Quality from many perspectives. Why do we follow a process that is broken? Why do we do the things that we are doing?…..” That is the way we have always done it!” This is what our customer is asking for!!!!………..Really? Have you read the latest Color Manual Update from our Customer?
It will address:
• The Actual Cost of Dyeing a lab dip and getting it to the Retailer
• The actual time it takes to get a lab dip or bulk approval
• The pitfalls of sending inferior submissions – Time – Money – Resources
• The pitfalls we fall into that create the mess we call the color process
|11:00||The Evolution and Revolution of Global Color Management—Carol T. Revels, Lands’ End Inc.
This presentation will discuss the many facets of color management and what we can do – big or small – to drive improvement. Anything from tweaking processes and improving communication to tackling color workflow management, print/pattern color management, bulk color management, or mill accreditation for self-approval – all have value in reducing time, costs, and improving quality.
|12:40 PM||Ultra-Portable Color Measurement: A Spectro in Your Pocket?—Ken R. Butts, Datacolor
With the introduction of ultra-portable color measuring devices, the need for designers to purchase garments – or discreetly cut a corner – may be coming to an end. The promise of these devices is that designers can easily measure inspiration colors at the fashion show or in the competitor’s store and quickly determine whether or not the color is in their own library or available from a color standards provider. This session will review the possibilities and limitations of ultra-portable color measurement, not only for design but as a potential low-cost QC tool for some supply chains.
|1:40||Break Out 1: Processes and Technologies for Better Color Control in the Supply Chain |
Facilitators: Tim Williams (lead) and Chris Hipps
•What specifiers need to know to better communicate with suppliers about color control
•Things to know about dye selection, formulation and dyeing processes for better color control
•Who should be making these decisions?
•How this can lead to more efficient product development
|Breakout 2: Realities of Color Management in Retail |
Facilitators: Ken Butts (lead), Carol Revels, and Andrew Fraser
•Real-world challenges/successes in retail/apparel implementation of digital color management
•Global process standardization in the supply chain
•Effective color management in multi-sourced programs
•Moving beyond labdips to production performance monitoring
|2:55||Break Out 1: Processes and Technologies for Better Color Control in the Supply Chain||Breakout 2: Realities of Color Management in Retail|
|4:15||Closing Remarks and Adjourn|
|COLOR MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP PRESENTERS|
|Ken Butts is Global Key Account Team Manager at Datacolor. With over 30 years’ experience as a solutions consultant in the textile/apparel industry, Ken has analyzed existing product development processes and implemented effective color management solutions for over 40 of the world’s most well-known retail/brand apparel companies and their global supply chains. Ken is a past chair of RA-36 and regular speaker at AATCC’s annual Color Management Workshop.|
|Andrew Fraser is Director of Global Quality Control with InMocean. He received a BS in Textile Science form North Carolina State University. Prior to working at InMocean, he was Director of Color at Consumer Testing Laboratories/UL, Director of Color and Technical Services at Chico’s FAS, Owner and CEO of Fraser Technical Services Consulting, Director of Fabric and Color with Walmart Stores, Inc., and Manager of Color and Physical Testing Laboratories for Victoria’s Secret. Andrew has been a member of AATCC since 1992.
|Fred Gliddon, Archroma Color Management – Sales and Dyeing Operations (2013 – Present). Prior roles include: International Textile Group (now Elevate Textiles) – Div. Tech. Svcs. Mgr. / Div. Lab Mgr.; Consumer Testing Laboratories – Color Approval Lab Mgr. Fred has 34 yrs of color, dyeing process development of natural and synthetic wovens, and business development experience. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Fred is a husband, father, foodie, and enjoys being outdoors.|
|Chris Hipps is Global Head of Archroma’s Color Management business, whose mission is to develop intuitive tools, color standards, websites and software to support the color development process from inspiration through production. With a B.S. degree in Textile Science from NC State University and an MBA from University of North Carolina-Charlotte, his 30-year career includes experience in textile dyeing, color instrumentation and software for quality control, digital communication and recipe prediction.|
|With color expertise that balances theory and application, art and science, Jean Hoskin retired from Macy’s Merchandising Group as Director of Color Services in 2016. Since her retirement, she has been exploring printmaking and mixed media. She is currently secretary of the ISCC Board of Directors. Majoring in textiles, Hoskin holds a BS from Iowa State University and an MA from Michigan State University. Her PhD from the University of Tennessee focused on color in Textile Design, Testing, Dyeing & Printing.|
|Carol Revels is Senior Manager Color & Fabric Operations with Lands’ End. She received a BS and Masters in Textile Chemistry form North Carolina State University. Prior affiliations and roles include Gap Inc., Director of Global Color Services; Cone Mills, Manager Color Technology; and SheLyn, Sr. Color Applications Specialist
|Tim Williams is the Marketing Manager for CSI. Tim he has been involved with all aspects of the CSI business, assisting most of the major US Brand and Retailers’ supply chain needs. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry. His career spans 35 years and includes a diverse background in Dyeing, Printing, Garment Washing, Color Formulation, and Electronic Color Communication and Color Standardization.|
Attendance is limited; early registration is encouraged.
Registration includes luncheons, breaks, access to the AATCC Color Guidebook, Textile Coloration for the Retail Supply Chain and available papers/presentations.
Refunds (less $75 cancellation fee) will be honored if received on or before August 10, 2022. No refunds will be given after August 10.
|AATCC Individual & Corporate* Members||Nonmembers|
(Before Aug. 10, 2022)
(After Aug. 10, 2022)
|*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must register offline to receive the corporate member discount. Please contact Kim Nicholson for assistance.|
Homewood Suites by Hilton
4603 Central Park Dr.
Durham, NC 27703 USA
Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel directly and requesting the AATCC group rate of US$129/night. Reservations must be made by August 8, 2022, to receive the group rate. Reservations made after August 8 are subject to availability and not guaranteed the group rate. Individual cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.
The nearest airport to the AATCC Technical Center is the Raleigh/Durham International Airport. RDU International is approximately 15-20 minutes from the AATCC Technical Center depending on traffic. For those of you flying into RDU, the Homewood Suites by Hilton provides complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off.
In addition to the workshop, a new FM100 Color Vision Screening and Certification Short Course will be offered. This session will take place on Tuesday, August 23, the day before the workshop at the AATCC Technical Center, with spots capped at five. Participants who complete the test will receive a certificate with their FM100 color vision score and the test date. An additional fee and separate registration is required. Participants have the option to receive a one-time discounted rate for the FM100 Hue Kit, bundled with the testing. Only five (5) spots are available – registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Fees for the short course are listed below.
You MUST be registered for the workshop to participate in Color Vision Screening Short Course on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
|AATCC Individual & Corporate* Members||Nonmembers|
|FM100 Color Vision Screening Only||US$75||US$100|
|FM100 Color Vision Screening + FM100 Hue Kit Discounted Bundle||US$935||US$935|
|*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must register offline to receive the corporate member discount. Please contact Kim Nicholson for assistance.
|Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before August 10, 2022. No refunds will be given after August 10. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.|