PRINTING United Alliance Announces Color Ready! 2021 Virtual Conference

For Immediate Release  
May 25, 2021

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Amanda Kliegl, Vice President of PR
PRINTING United Alliance  
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Easily accessible 20-minute tutorial-style sessions covering the fundamentals of color management will be presented June 9-10 

Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance today announces that its Color Ready! virtual conference will take place online on June 9-10. Easily accessible 20-minute tutorial-style sessions will provide anyone involved in the color printing supply chain with a convenient and powerful learning experience. Creative and brand professionals, production specialists, color management experts, and those in similar professions should plan to attend. Registration is free and available online here. Those who register can access the recordings through Aug. 31, 2021.

Color Ready! attendees will learn the fundamentals of color management, including: terminology, requirements, and the components needed for success; how to implement color management workflows in design and production environments; best practices for building and using ICC profiles in graphic design applications to get the best color; how to evaluate the components in color workflows and resolve problems to achieve color success; and how to leverage color management to save time, reduce rework, print more predictable and accurate color, and streamline workflows. 

Who Should Attend this Highly Informative Event 

Anyone in the industry looking to print accurate, consistent color should attend this two-day event. Color Ready! is also designed to benefit those involved with color throughout the lifecycle of a printed job, including: salespeople and CSRs who want a better understanding of color to improve communication with their internal and external customers; brand owners who want to protect brand color accuracy and consistency; designers who want to communicate color more effectively with their printers and customers and produce outstanding color; and prepress professionals who want a deeper understanding of color management.

“Color Ready! offers real-world, practical information presented by some of the best color minds in the industry,” says Joe Marin, senior VP, education and training, PRINTING United Alliance. “If you’re involved with color reproduction at any level, and at any point in the print production process, there’s definitely a session that’s right for you at Color Ready!”

Color Ready! Expert Presenters 

Over the course of the two-day event, attendees will hear from the following notable industry color experts:

DAY 1: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 
• Don Hutcheson, president, HutchColor LLC
• Dave Hunter, president, ChromaChecker
• Ron Ellis, principal, Ron Ellis Consulting LLC
• Thorsten Braun, CTO, ColorLogic GmbH
• Dan Gillespie, director of technical services, Alder Color Solutions
• William Li, color products manager, Kodak
• Dan Uress, CEO, Colorware USA Inc.
• Steve Upton, president, CHROMiX Inc.
• Mark Bohan, director color solutions, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
• Joe Marin, senior VP, education and training, PRINTING United Alliance

DAY 2: Thursday, June 10, 2021 
• Ray Weiss, director of digital print programs, PRINTING United Alliance
• Don Hutcheson, president, HutchColor LLC
• Marc Levine, director of business development, GMG Americas
• Pat Herold, manager of tech support, CHROMiX Inc.
• Abhay Sharma, professor, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University
• Shelby Sapusek, consultant & chief marketing officer, ColorCasters LLC
• Ben Starr, director of technology, Color Management Group
• Dan Reid, president, RPimaging INC
• Peter Pretzer, ColorPath Solutions development manager, FUJIFILM North America Corp.
• Jim Raffel, trainer/consultant/CEO, ColorCasters LLC


To register for the Color Ready! virtual conference, free to all attendees and accessible through Aug. 31, 2021, click here.

About PRINTING United Alliance  
PRINTING United Alliance is the the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain. 

PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.
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