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Expanded Color Gamut Seminar & Open House

The ECG Seminar will be held on June 3rd, 2014.
Please join us for our Open House on June 4th!

APR & Esko Expanded Color Gamut Seminar

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Seminar Presenters

Mark Samworth
Solution Architect, Esko

A recognized innovator in the flexographic industry, Samworth's expertise in color science and understanding of technology led to his developing ten issued patents, with more pending. Samworth's inventions include FlexoCal, Hybrid Screening, Plate Cell Patterning, Concentric Screening, Equinox 7c process color, and Press Sync-technology that has helped promote, improve, and in some cases, revolutionize the flexographic process.

Catherine Haynes
TSG Member, APR

Catherine Haynes is a member of the Technical Solutions Group for All Printing Resources. She has more than 18 years of experience in the printing industry and has been a certified G7 Expert for more than 5 years.

APR and Esko jointly present an informative industry seminar focused on the trending topic of Expanded Color Gamut (ECG), followed by an APR Open House.

The seminar is open to all industry professionals, and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove in Glen Ellyn, IL.

The Seminar opens at 8:00 am with registration and check-in, the first session starts at 8:30 am.

"Expanded gamut has increased from less than 1% to roughly 14% of industry printers in the last 5 years. Experts estimate that its usage will surpass 50% before the end of this decade," says Mark Samworth, Color Specialist for Esko. The seminar is designed to provide an overview of this evolving and growing flexo technology, as well as focus on specific features, benefits and challenges to pressroom implementation.

Some of the planned seminar sessions include:

  • An In-depth Look at Equinox Expanded Color Gamut
  • Understanding LAB and LCH
  • Printing to a Specification
  • Ink Selection & Press Characterization for Expanded Color Gamut
  • Expanded Color Gamut - Image & Vector Conversion
  • HD Flexo and Flat Top Dots
  • Process Control for Expanded Color Gamut

Who Should Attend This Seminar?

This seminar is intended for printing professionals that are interested in expanded color gamut printing, and want to understand the steps, processes, tools and software necessary for successful ECG implementation. The seminar will target topics from design to prepress image conversions to pressroom ink selection and characterization.

The seminar will have an in-depth look at both of the
2014 FTA Technical Innovation Award winners:

Esko's Equinox solution makes it possible to successively convert spot colors and 4-color process (CMYK) to 7-color process. The collection of Equinox tools combined with Esko's ColorEngine streamlines what was once an arduous and unpredictable task.

SpotOn! Flexo gives press operators a press-side solution to manage and control their colors on press. This software solution provides the operator with valuable feedback based on predictive analysis that informs them if and how they can adjust density to bring their jobs into spec.

The cost for the seminar is $50 per person, which includes lunch. There is limited seating, so advanced registration is necessary.

APR / Esko ECG Seminar Schedule, June 3, 2014
 8:30 -  9:30   An In-depth Look at Equinox Expanded Color Gamut - Mark Samworth
 9:30 - 10:15   Understanding LAB and LCH - Mark Samworth
10:15 - 10:30   Break
10:30 - 11:00   Printing to a Specification - Catherine Haynes
11:00 - 12:00   Ink Selection and Press Characterization for Expanded Gamut - Catherine Haynes
12:00 -  1:00   Lunch
 1:00 -  2:00   Expanded Gamut in Detail - Emphasis on Image Conversion - Catherine Haynes
 2:00 -  3:00   Expanded Gamut in Detail - Emphasis on Vector Conversion - Mark Samworth
 3:00 -  3:15   Break
 3:15 -  4:00   HD Flexo and Flat Top Dots - Larry Moore
 4:00 -  4:30   Process Control for ECG and the Stability of 7-Color Process - Catherine Haynes

APR Open House - June 4th, 2014

The following day, June 4th, APR will be hosting an Open House at their nearby Glendale Heights location. Additional ECG discussions and software demonstrations will continue, along with a variety of other topics from other guest speakers.

For more information about the APR Open House, or to register for that event, click here.

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