Webinar Replay: Achieving Color Expectations with ONYX Color

Color matching can often be a graphic artist’s dream and a print service provider’s nightmare. Sometimes, spot or trademarked colors can be tricky when going from screen to print, but hitting the right color is an important part of ensuring your client is happy with the results.

To help PSPs with the color-matching process, Alicia Wallace recently presented a webinar for ONYX users. Wallace is an expert in RIP software for wide-format printers, color management and profiling for a variety of devices, as well as commercial offset and packaging system workflows. She has been instrumental in educating the industry on the use of new software, both in the classroom and on-site.

Based on the feedback provided, Wallace covered a much-needed topic on how to properly use swatch book and color matching and the importance of ambient light when working with a client’s sample and the final printed product.

If you would like to catch a replay of this webinar, click HERE.

We’d like to hear from you. If you attended the original webcast or watched the replay, please share the most valuable tip you learned from the session.

For more information on ONYX software, call a LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 or visit us at LexJet.com.

Sign up for HP Latex Academy March 13-14

HP latex inkjet printer trainingHP will host HP Latex Academy 2.0, March 13-14 at the company’s new Graphic Arts Experience Center in Atlanta. HP will pick up your hotel stay, dinner and transportation to and from the airport. All you’re responsible for is getting there. The Academy will detail all the ins and outs of latex inkjet printing with HP’s Designjet L26500 and L28500.

HP says attendees will gain a better understanding of the L26500 and L28500 printing technology platforms, learn the latest about media from HP and third-party sources and network with HP technology experts.

HP experts will also discuss the application versatility of the printers, their productivity and ease of use, the environmental benefits of the technology and how to justify your investment based on HP’s ROI calculations to position its L2 series within the production environment.

To register and for more details on the agenda, location information, directions and more, click here and use the registration code: RSLEX. And, be sure to tell them that LexJet sent you.

WPPI Announces Speaker Lineup for WPPI U

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announced today its speaker and instructor line-up for WPPI U, taking place Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at WPPI 2013 in Las Vegas. This university-style, two-day workshop provides the fundamentals of photography to help today’s up-and-coming photographers strengthen their shooting skills and learn how to be successful in their business and marketing practices, according to WPPI.

Educational seminars for professional photographersScheduled to teach at WPPI U are renowned professional photographers Jerry Ghionis, Kevin Kubota,  Henk Van Kooten, Doug Gordon, Moshe Zusman, Lindsey Adler, JP Elario, Jared Platt, Tim Meyer and many more.

All WPPI 2013 classes, events and trade show will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from March 7-14.

WPPI U classes will include topics such as:

  • Lighting and Posing
  • Business and Branding
  • Marketing
  • Postproduction (Lightroom and Photoshop)
  • Social Media
  • Weddings, Portraits, and Seniors

Each class is two hours and a Portfolio Review and Reception for participants will be hosted at the conclusion of the first day. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from WPPI and a WPPI U T-shirt. The advance-purchase price for WPPI U is $125 for the two-day program if purchased online by March 6. The onsite price is $150. WPPI U sponsors include: Graphistudio, Bay Photo, Sigma, Millers, Adobe and more.

Registration (Http://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowWPP131/?flowcode=ATT) for WPPI 2013 and is open now. Registration rates are $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-members. These rates include one free guest, all Platform classes, special events and a three-day pass to WPPI.

For more information about WPPI 2013 and all of its workshops and events, go to: www.wppionline.com/wppi-show.shtml

Win a LexJet Sunset Award at the Professional Photographers of Michigan

The Professional Photographers of Michigan (PPM) will host February Frenzy at the Comfort Inn in Birch Run, Mich., Feb. 15-17, which includes a print competition, seminars with award-winning photographers and other social events.

Photo print competitionAt the print competition, the Best of Show winner picks up a LexJet Sunset Award as well, which comes with a $200 gift certificate for LexJet-branded products, including the award-winning Sunset line of photo and fine art papers and canvas. If the award-winning image is printed on a Sunset paper the winner gets an additional $200 LexJet gift certificate.

The print competition begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Print judges for 2013 are Mark Garber, Barbara Younts, Darrell Moll, Christie Kline, Peter Yu and Randy McNeilly. The Jury Chairman is David Deutsch.

If you’re entering the competition, drop off your cases on Friday, Feb. 15, between 3 and 6 p.m. at the Comfort Inn Birch Run Conference Room.

For more information about the print competition, the seminars or anything else about the event, go to www.ppm.org or email Darcy Olson at darcyo111@aol.com.

Learn about Latex Inkjet Printing at HP Latex Academy 2.0

Educational conference on HP printersHP is hosting HP Latex Academy 2.0, Feb. 4-5 at its demo facility in Atlanta. HP will pick up your hotel stay, dinner and transportation to and from the airport. All you’re responsible for is getting there. The Academy will detail all the ins and outs of latex inkjet printing with HP’s Designjet L26500 and L28500.

HP says attendees will gain a better understanding of the L26500 and L28500 printing technology platforms, learn the latest about media from HP and third-party sources and network with HP technology experts.

HP experts will also discuss the application versatility of the printers, their productivity and ease of use, the environmental benefits of the technology and how to justify your investment based on HP’s ROI calculations to position its L2 series within the production environment.

To register and for more details on the agenda, location information, directions and more, go to https://www.seeuthere.com/rsvp/invitation/invitation.asp?id=/m1c9c3a7-1NWJ7UIHD05KD and use the registration code: RSLEX. And, be sure to tell them that LexJet sent you.

X-Rite Annouces December Color Management Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of December 2012 Webinars developed to address specific color management topics and designed to appeal to both professional and serious Color calibration webinarsamateur photographers and videographers…

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video: As more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.

When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene, says X-Rite.

This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.

To register for this webinar at 10 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/353699538
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/790441482

Thursday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET, Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera! The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.

This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will also enjoy special discounts.

To register for this webinar at 3 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/646822754
To register for this webinar at 7 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779781170

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Raw Color Power – The Benefits of Custom Camera Profiles with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport: ColorChecker Passport is a “capture to edit” color solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility. And when combined with Adobe Imaging solutions users can gain even greater benefits. 

Host Joe Brady will show step by step how to bring digital photography color to a new level. Attendees will learn how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click and maintain color control and consistency.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827810818
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/656185274

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.