“Expanded gamut has increased from less than one percent to roughly 14 percent of industry printers in the last five years. Experts estimate that its usage will surpass 50 percent 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:
· Expanded Color Gamut and the Tipping Point
· Understanding LAB and LCH
· Printing to a Specification
· Ink Selection and Press Characterization for Expanded Color Gamut
· Expanded Color Gamut and Vector Conversion
· Expanded Color Gamut and Image Conversion
· Design Considerations
· Proofing for Expanded Color Gamut
“This event is intended for printing professionals that have heard the excitement surrounding expanded color gamut printing, and want to dig deeper into the steps, processes, tools and software that are necessary for successful ECG implementation,” says Catherine Haynes, Southeastern technical solutions manager for APR. “The seminar will target topics from design to prepress image conversions, to pressroom ink selection and characterization.”
The cost for the seminar is $50 per person, which includes lunch. According to organizers, there is limited seating, so advanced registration is necessary. To register, go to www.teamflexo.com/events/APR-Esko-ECG-Seminar.asp.
APR will also be hosting an Open House at their nearby Glendale Heights location on June 19th. Additional ECG discussions and software demonstrations will continue there, along with a variety of other presentations from several guest speakers.