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X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in colour management, measurement and communication technologies, today announced that it has nearly doubled the locations this spring where it will be offering its Fundamentals of Colour and Appearance (FOCA) one-day seminar that instructs quality control and assurance professionals, lab technicians, parts suppliers, pre-media and digital pressroom personnel and manufacturing specifiers on how to evaluate and approve colours in their workflows.

Colour experts at X-Rite Colour Services will host the FOCA seminar series starting in March in Charlotte, NC; New York City; Las Vegas; San Francisco; Portland, OR; Baltimore; Cincinnati; Nashville; Houston; St. Louis; Denver; New Orleans and Vancouver, Canada.

“We've added six stops in our seminar series compared with spring last year due to heightened demand from companies thatwant their teams to get a strong foundation in colour and learn best practices of colour measurement,” said Murphy Keeley, vice president of X-Rite Color Services.  “Our 2011 spring tour will include updated information on the latest developments in colour measurement technology.  The success of our series is based on providing convenient, top-notch training to our attendees in a cost-effective manner."

Taught by X-Rite colour experts, this industry-leading seminar was created to provide practical information applicable to all industries dealing with colour in easy-to-understand terms. X-Rite colour experts first give attendees a solid foundation in the basics of colour and appearance, and then provide instruction on how to measure, view and understand colour data.

The course requires no prior colour training and will address colour control for a variety of industries, including retail and apparel brands, business and consumer electronics, automotive, graphics arts, packaging and their related industries in plastics, coatings, and textile manufacturing.

In addition to the training, each attendee will receive an X-Rite Munsell Interactive Learning Kit that reinforces the lessons with worksheets, samples, and exercises, as well as X-Rite’s exclusive Fundamentals of Color and Appearance book that acts as a reference on colour in easy-to-read language. The seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Attendees should check if the X-Rite seminar can qualify as continuing education under certain accreditation programs.

The places and dates of the seminars are:

Baltimore - April 5
Residence Inn By Marriott Baltimore DT, 17 Light Street, Baltimore, MD  21202, (410) 454-8893

Charlotte - March 1
Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC  28217, (704) 527-9650

Cincinnati - April 14
Courtyard Cincinnati Covington, 500 West 3rd Street, Covington, KY 41011, (859) 491-4000

Denver - May 23
Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 South. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO  80237, (303) 779-1100

Houston - May 3
Courtyard by Marriott Houston West University, 2939 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX  77005, (713) 661-4660

Las Vegas - March 18
Courtyard Marriott, 5845 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV  89118, (702) 895-7519

Nashville - April 19
Courtyard Nashville, 2508 Elm Hill Park, Nashville, TN  37214, (615) 883-9500

New Orleans - June 7
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center, 300 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 598-9898

New York - March 7
NYC Seminar and Conference Center, 71 West 23rd Street – Suite 515 New York, NY  10010 (646) 336-4408

Portland - March 29
Portland Marriott DT Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR  97201 (503) 226-7600

San Francisco - March 24
Parc 55 Wyndham, Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA  94102, (415) 392-8000

St. Louis - May 12
Courtyard St. Louis Airport/Earth City, 3101 Rider Trail South, St. Louis, MO 63044 (314) 209-1000

Vancouver - June 23
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3, Canada, (604) 689-9211