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ICC, Do You CC?

Wednesday, May 8

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

City Beautiful Ballroom

About This Session

When we think about color management, the first thing that comes to mind is the ICC Profile. But do we know why? Why is ICC the most popular format in the graphic arts industry?

Join us for a comprehensive discussion of all things ICC profile. Curious about when the ICC profile first became used? Ever wonder what’s inside the profile? How and why do we use them? Is this the best format available for color management? Or is there something better? All these questions and much more will be covered by a group of color experts.

Presentations & Speakers

Steve Upton

The Mechanics and Details of ICC Profiles

Steve Upton, President at CHROMiX Inc

Presentation Details
ICC profiles—What’s inside these data files? What do the “3D plots” show us? Join Steve as he attempts to demystify the purpose and function of ICC profiles.
Speaker Bio
About Steve: Steve is president of CHROMiX, the 25-year-old Seattle-based firm providing color management products, consulting, training and technical support to visual content creators in various industries. He is the creator of the award-winning ColorThink color profile graphing and analysis package, the architect of the Maxwell online color management system and co-developer of Curve, the de facto G7 calibration toolset. With years of computing and photographic experience, and a degree in computing science and optics, Steve is uniquely qualified to manage color fidelity in the digital realm.
Ken Pavett

How to Create and Use Color Profiles to Enhance Prepress Color Management

Ken Pavett, CEO – Chief Technical Officer at Flexografix Inc

Presentation Details
In this presentation, Ken will share best practices related to the creation and use of color profiles in a prepress environment. This includes both .icc and proprietary .mxn profiles, as well as the application of profiles to influence color in contract proofing, CMYK and EG color separations and “soft” monitor viewing.
Speaker Bio
About Ken: When Ken was little, he liked taking things apart to figure out how they worked. As a teen, he chose chemistry as his field of study because it was engaging. And 35 years later, he’s created a rewarding and fun career helping people, still intrigued by how things work and how he and his team can make them better for Flexografix’s customers—While always accepting opportunities to provide the high level of engagement he thrives on.
In his free time, Ken can be found with his wife, Harmony, and daughter, Hannah. A regular meditation practice, being in nature and long-distance motorcycle tours are additional interests of Ken’s.
Mark Samworth

A Theoretical Look at ICC Profiles

Mark Samworth, FTA Hall of Fame Member

Presentation Details
An ICC profile is a colorimetric description of a color device. When used as designed, the profile can convert colors in such a way that the final print matches an industry standard or a custom reference.
Join Mark as he examines the ins and outs of standard and custom profiles.
Speaker Bio
About Mark: Mark began his career with DuPont, where he held numerous positions in the areas of flexographic plates and electronic imaging. He joined Esko in 1997 and worked in numerous roles related to the development, marketing, and industry support of flexographic color and imaging products. He holds 11 patents in digital imaging—including FlexoCal, Hybrid Screening, Plate Cell Patterning, Concentric Screening, PressSync, and Equinox Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) technology.
Mark has authored numerous articles in the industry’s major trade publications and presented many papers at the industry’s major trade forums. He’s been voted “best speaker” at many FTA events. In May of 2011, at the age of 49, Mark was inducted as the 49th member of the FTA Hall of Fame.

Session Chairs

Session Chair

Julian Fernandez

Julian Fernandez

Esko

Session Chair

Jessica Harrell

Jessica Harrell

SGS & Co