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AATCC Workshop addresses practical aspects of getting color right
Jun '09
AATCC is conducting its Color Management Workshop September 30 – October 1 at the AATCC Technical Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA.

From basic color principles to developing a palette, attendees will learn how their color choices affect cost, fashion, durability, and dyeing reproducibility. Demonstrations, examples, and hands-on activities show how lighting affects color, how to implement a digital color program with suppliers, systems to organize and manage color data, strategies for color consistency from concept to production, and much more. The workshop is designed for merchandisers, retailers, manufacturers, product developers, color approval managers, specifiers, and designers.

Presentations include:
• Fundamentals of Color Theory and Measurement, David Hinks, North Carolina State University
• Cotton Incorporated—Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Trends, Abigail Cook, Cotton Incorporated
• Color Choice: A Balancing Act between the DNA of the Dye and Requirements, Donna D. Faber, JCPenney
• Describing Color Differences: How Good are Your Comments?, Carol Revels, Gap Inc.
• Color Communication: Getting Your Message Across, Roland L. Connelly Sr., X-Rite Inc.
• Supplier Conformance: Why Don't my Numbers Match Yours?, Ken Butts, Datacolor
• Tracking Color Performance, Keith D. Hoover, JCPenney

A Real-World Case Study: Color Consistency from Concept to Production, Sarah Kang, Chico's

Small group sessions will focus on illumination and observer issues; sample analysis and measurement technique; creativity with trends and virtual development; color matching; production evaluation and control; and execution of accurate and precise computer color matching in lab and production.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

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