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GLENN ANDREWS, COLOR CLARITY, LLC.: A certified G7 Expert with decades of experience in every aspect of color management, Glenn Andrews brings a practical, in-the-trenches approach to color, maximizing productivity while maintaining simplicity. Color Clarity was formed to make effective color management a reality. Color Clarity is dedicated to improving your bottom line by reducing waste, shortening lead times, cutting rework cycles and improving color quality...while simplifying the color production process.

 

 

ERICA AITKEN, PRESIDENT, RODS AND CONES, INC.: Aitken holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts, with an emphasis on publishing. Aitken has worked in magazine and catalog design, as well as running her own design agency before co-founding Rods and Cones, Inc. in 1996. Aitkens' background and professional expertise make her particularly aware of the color problems incurred by her fellow designers and their clients.

 

 

BOB BALDWIN, STRAIGHTLINE, LLC: Bob has worked in the printing industry for over 20 years. Starting as a four color film stripper in 1988, he worked his way through many jobs in various shops gaining a wide variety of experience on many different workflows. Bob started Straightline, LLC in 2000 and now offers a diverse set of skills to complete any job from color management, networking, workflow consultation and implementation to G7 Master Printer certification. In the complex area of prepress, it's good to have someone who can work through any potentially project stopping problem without having to rely on additional services from a third party source. Even though Bob specializes in color management, he is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and NetPlus certified giving him the skills to fix network or operating system issues should they arise.. Read more...

 

NEIL BARSTOW: Formerly a prominent UK advertising photographer, Neil is now recognised as a leading Colour Management and Imaging Consultant with colourmanagement.net. Clients include image libraries, publishers, artists, universities, illustrators, magizines, photo labs, art schools, hardware and consumables manufacturers, designers, fine art printers and galleries, pre-press bureaux and photographers. Driving Neil's work is the integrity of the image, from digital capture or scan, through editing, proofing or softproofing and finally to ink on paper. Services include beta testing, implementation and installation of: Colour Management Solutions, proofing RIPs, icc profiling, fine art printing RIPs, personal or group training and seminars. International speaking engagements include GATF, MacWorld, Apple UK and to UK industry bodies such as BIPP and AOP. Read more...

 

BRUCE BAYNE, PRESIDENT, ALDER TECHNOLOGY: Bayne brings over twenty-five years of experience in the printing industry in both production and management at several newspapers, web and sheetfed plants, color trade shops, as well as with national supply company, Momentum Graphics. Bayne is one of the founders of the Pacific Northwest Color Management User's Group, and has spoken on work flow and color management. Bayne focuses his consulting efforts on specialized prepress application training, system integration, digital color production, PDF work flow, and process control management. Read more...

 

SON DO, CO-FOUNDER, RODS AND CONES, INC.: With a BS in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, Do provides technical expertise and insight on color management and its integration into a digital work flow. He has a wide range of experience working with design and advertising firms, prepress, printing companies, and digital photography. Do is an accredited Adobe instructor and teaches Photoshop, Illustrator, and QuarkXpress. Additionally, Do has also spoken at Seybold, Photo Plus East, MacWorld, and the GATF Color Conference. Read more...

 

Ron EllisRON ELLIS, OWNER, RON ELLIS CONSULTING, LLC: Ron Ellis is a New England-based consultant specializing in color management, workflow training, and prepress integration. He has provided installation and training services to dealers, manufacturers, and content creators since 1986. Ron covers a wide range of proofing systems, rips, and workflow techniques ranging from a installation of a single proofer to an entire workflow that ties all components together. In addition to color management services, he is published frequently in New England Printer and Publisher and other PIA affiliated magazines, and has produced training materials for numerous printing industry vendors. Read more...

 

PETER FURNEE, OWNER, STOCHAST: Peter Furnee founded STOCHAST after years of working for dealers and manufacturers. Encouraged by peers and customers alike because of his aptitude for prepress and pressroom techniques, becoming an Independent Consultant was the obvious career choice. In doing so, Peter has provided nearly 6 years of out of the box, solutions based integration with respect to the finest workflow and color management environments. With the advent of G7 Linearisation, it has afforded a professional avenue for Peter to develop a National Client Base, servicing and fulfilling the needs of the smallest shops, all the way to worldwide competitors of Commercial Print and Packaging. Read more...

 

DAN GILLESPIE, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, THE COLOR MANAGEMENT GROUP: Dan has been working in the graphic arts industry for the past 15 years as an installer, trainer, and color specialist. He has extensive knowledge of digital imaging, desktop publishing, prepress, and printing. Dan is an Adobe Certified Training Provider (ACTP), a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT), and is accredited with many other color related industry certifications. He has been specializing in installing proofing systems and setting up complete color workflows for the past 10 years. Dan has worked with some of the biggest ad agencies, service bureaus, and printing companies in the country providing training and consulting services. Read more...

 

STEVE HENRY, OWNER, HENRY GRAPHIC TECHNOLOGIES: Steve founded HenryGT with the purpose of sharing more than 25 years of graphics experience, HenryGT specializes in Color Management Services including, G7 Expert and perform G7 Master Qualifications, RIP & Proofing installs, Training in Prepress and Pressroom Process Controls, Workflow Solutions, Consulting on all types of new technology with the purpose of providing education and guidance during the decision making process that best suits the customers needs. Read more...

 

THOMAS HOLM, FOUNDER, PIXL APS: is a former advertising and commercial photographer who now exclusively work in color management. Thomas interest in color originates out of years frustration of seeing beautiful images being 'ruined' in reproduction. As an pioneer of high-End digital photography ('92) prepress and press knowledge quickly became a necessity for survival, as well as an area of immense fascination. Thomas has worked in both printing and prepress which, coupled with his knowledge of Photography, gives unique qualifications in building complete workflow's, as well as translating photographic 'lingo' to publishing. Thomas has, among many other things, built complete workflow's for two of Denmark's biggest publishers (around 40 monthly magazines printed in 4 countries) ensuring predictability, and instituting quality control in all steps of the process to minimize error and generally improve quality. Thomas enjoys to teach both imaging and color management and was the first Adobe Certified Training Provider in Denmark. He is also a passionate and popular seminar speaker, who has spoken at countless seminars in Europe. Read more...

 

GREG IRVIN, PREPRESS CONSULTANTS, INC.: PrePress Consultants, Inc. is a Team of Printing Industry Professionals dedicated to helping you improve your Bottom Line Results. In the printing industry today, you must make informed business decisions that produce the needed results, quickly and economically. Each member of our team is recognized as an expert in their field and can provide the solutions you need. Once you have chosen PrePress Consultants, Inc. as your partner, you will be well on your way to enhanced performance and productivity Read more...

 

ERIK KOLDENHOF, KOLDENHOF GRAPHICS EXPERTISE: I have focussed professionally on colormanagement since 1994. The last 17 years I have consulted, trained and implemented ICC based workflows for digital photography, lithography, DTP, prepress, proofing and all kinds of print technology like sheetfed, heatset, gravure, flexo and digital print. ISO 12647 Print standardization is my main focus since 2002. Member of several color related workgroups in the Netherlands and (Swiss) Ugra Certified Expert for PSO and ISO 12647. Co-founded a second company in 2005 called Colorware which has a focus on software development for the printing industry. Colorware's main product is PressView (MeasureColor in the USA).Read more...

 

LIDA JALALI MARSCHKE, OWNER, COLOR MANAGEMENT: With a BS in Marketing from Radford University, a MBA from George Washington University and over over twenty years of technical, training, sales, and marketing experience in the Graphic Arts and Publishing industries, Jalali, is a well-known industry leader. In addition to establishing the west coast division of Pilot Marketing Group, Jalali spent six years in graphics and account management at Aldus, and another four years in client services at Schawk. Jalali also worked at Apple Computer, Inc. as the Commercial Publishing Graphic Arts Evangelist, where she focused on representing core technologies including ColorSync. lida@colormanagement.com

 

EARL MCGHEE, MCGHEE CONSULTING GROUP: is a Chicago-based consultant specializing in color management, workflow training, and prepress integration. He has provided installation and training services to dealers, manufacturers, and content creators since 1996. Earl covers a wide range of proofing systems, rips, and workflow techniques ranging from installation of a single proofer to an entire workflow that ties all components together. He can be contacted at 708-205-4611 or through the color management web site at www.colormanagement.com .

 

DAVID MEYERS, MYERS PREP, INC: With 43 plus years of printing experience and a practical approach to color-calibration and color matching, David implements high-quality color matching solutions that make Meyers Prep customers revered. David's expansive knowledge makes him comfortable working with clients of different technical levels. David offers a wide-range of imaging services that include; enterprise color management, technical training, techical sales support for systems integrators, press profiling and press optimization services, pre-press techniques, calibration methods and color proofing techniques. Graphic Arts supply sales, all products from plates to printing presses. Read more...

 

HOWARD NEWBY, THE OLDHAM GROUP: With 43 plus years of printing experience and a practical approach to color-calibration and color matching, David implements high-quality color matching solutions that make Meyers Prep customers revered. David's expansive knowledge makes him comfortable working with clients of different technical levels. David offers a wide-range of imaging services that include; enterprise color management, technical training, techical sales support for systems integrators, press profiling and press optimization services, pre-press techniques, calibration methods and color proofing techniques. Graphic Arts supply sales, all products from plates to printing presses. Read more...

 

CLARK OMHOLT, OWNER, SPECTRAFLOW, INC.: Clark Omholt is founder and president of Spectraflow, a San Francisco Bay area color management consultancy and provider of large format inkjet printers. Spectraflow focuses on providing color-critical workflow solutions - including displays, printers, RIP software, and expert integration services. Spectraflow's clients include corporations (Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar Animation Studios, Mattel, Old Navy), agencies, and a variety of photographers, designers, and commercial printers. Clark has been working in digital color since the mid-1990's, with previous employers including Light Source and X-Rite. Read more...

 

BILL OWEN, OWNER, ELEVATED COLOR: Currently in my 27th year in prepress technologies, I spent 19 years doing prepress work including old school camera work, pasteup, film etching, strippping, etc. With the advent of digital prepress, I was fortunate to work with progressive companies that kept up with leading edge technologies. I eventually gravitated toward color management about 20 years ago while employed as a scanner operator and Scitex Prisma operator. Based in Denver, Colorado, I have travelled the USA as an installer/trainer of prepress software, hardware and color management systems. Advanced knowledge and experience in all areas of prepress and color management including pressroom analysis and G7 certification Read more...

 

Agnus PadyAGNUS PADY, OWNER, DIGITAL SOLUTIONS: Digital Solutions, a Toronto based company providing colour management services, products, training and support to a wide array of clients. Digital Solutions offers professionals such as graphic artists, designers, digital photographers, photo labs, sign shops and printers an affordable way to guarantee accurate colour on digital cameras, scanners, monitors and printers, throughout the digital process. Angus Pady writes a monthly article for The Graphic Arts Magazine covering topics relating to colour management and colour control. Read more...

 

DAVID PICCUS, OWNER, PICCUS 4 COLOR: Piccus has consulted and trained a wide variety of clients using ICC color management software and work flows including Monaco, Creo, Gretag Macbeth, and ColorBlind. A large part of his work has also been setting up proofers and RIPs to accurately predict color output using BEST, ColorBurst, Brisque, Prinergy, and others. Piccus was the Technical Support and Training Manager for ITEC -- Color Solutions, Inc., creators of the ColorBlind suite of software, for over 4 years. He has extensive experience in the high-tech aspects of color management, such as photography, lithography, large format and digital color reproduction. Additionally, Piccus teaches color management procedures in both the production and development environments. Read more...

 

ALVARO RODRIGUEZ, ARB DIGITAL: Alvaro is the president of ARB Digital. He's a multicultural executive with a solid sales, technology and business background. Experienced in the management and integration of pre-press and publishing systems, he started working in the graphic arts industry in 1988 selling and installing publishing solutions for newspapers. Today, he manages a robust network of dealers throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. He is now producing some very smart designes at www.arb-digital.com. Read more...

 

 

MIKE RUFF, MIKE RUFF CONSULTING: 43 years of experience in the Graphic Arts Industry and is currently the owner of Mike Ruff Consulting. Mike is a former owner of a grand format screen print company and a grand format prepress service bureau serving screen and digital printers domestically and internationally. Mike is a Certified G7 Expert Trainer and a Certified G7 Process Control and Conformance Expert. He was trained in color control theory through GretagMacBeth, X-Rite and RIT Color Management Flexographic Training. Mike Ruff is a regular speaker and presenter for many graphic arts trade association in North America and has conducted training classes and webinars for prepress, production personnel, management and sales staffs. Read more...

 

MARY SCHILLING, SCHILLING INKJET CONSULTING: Mary Schilling works with all the elements of the digital process-from design best practices to printing on various inkjet technologies to fluids and substrates. She provides technical support to print providers on optimizing print quality while lowering total print cost. Understanding the dynamics of the digital marketplace, and the incredible growth and advancements in high speed inkjet technology, Mary provides customers with print quality, color gamut, fluid consumption, optimum machine settings and print quality analysis, utilizing G7 methodology. She also works with paper mills, inkjet fluid and machine developers to align consumable development of new, innovative inkjet print opportunities. Read more...

 

PETER SHAMRAY, NAVIGATOR CROSS-MEDIA, INC: I sold my printing plant in 2003. In 2004, I started consulting to printers in color management and work flow. When G7 certification started in 2006, I was certified as a G7 expert. Having worked in Asia for years, I started calibrating presses. I was then sought out by print buyers to print their work in Asia. We find printers anywhere on the globe who maintain their equipment and are open to the idea of having us calibrate their press. We are partners in the process and we learn from each other. The result is affordable quality printing. The improved workflow shortens turn around times and improves the product. Read more...

 

JODIE STEEN, 127 PRODUCTIONS, INC: Jodie Steen is President of 127 Productions Inc., a consulting company in New York City specializing in color management and workflow solutions for the creative market. Whether installing advanced RIP systems to proof to standards or creating the best possible fine art print, Jodie works with her clients to tailor the right solution and simplify the workflow. Jodie is certified on many of the leading color management solutions, including GMG, EFI, Colorburst, Profile Maker and Monaco Profiler. 127 Productions is also a leading reseller of all color management hardware and software. In 2009, 127 Productions opened its media resource center in midtown Manhattan, allowing paper and ink to be delivered to clients quickly and reliably. Read more...

 

FLORIAN SUESSL, BERLINER METADESIGN AG : Florian Suessl is Director Technology at Berliner MetaDesign AG and vice chairman of the European Color Initiative, with special contribution to the Altona Testsuite, the ECI offset profiles and the ECI/bvdm Gray Control Strip. He chairs the technical advisory board of the prepress department at FOGRA and is a member of German delegation in the ISO TC 130 where he is actively involved in standardization projects. Read more...

 

CORY SAWATZKI, THE SOLUTIONS GROUP : Cory is the Director of Automation for The Solutions Group, based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Since 1993, The Solutions Group, Inc. (TSG) has been helping media companies improve technology in all areas of their business. We are technology experts and highly skilled at utilizing our solutions to enable business processes. Our solutions range from internally developed module combinations for industry-specific challenges, to large-scale, multi-faceted custom systems. Some of our unique solutions include proprietary lottery ticket applications, election ballot production and PDF manipulation and automation.Read more...

 

ANDRES TAMEZ, A‚ÄĘTAMEZ COLOR CONSULTING: Andres Tamez is a Color consultant based in Mexico City and he is specialized in ColorManagement workflows going from Photo, prepress, proofing and all the way to calibrating Offset, Flexo and Gravure presses. He is a certified G7 Expert and he provides installation and training services for all the color based solutions the customer needs. Specialized since April 2010 in the implementation of Contract proofs for the Flexo and gravure market using the Epson WT7900. Brands managed: X-Rite, Epson, ProofMaster, GMG, EFi, JUST Normlicht, Pantone.. Read more...

 

STEVE UPTON, CHROMiX, INC: Steve Upton is president of CHROMiX Inc, a 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 and also speaks at user groups and trade shows including MacWorld, Seybold Seminars and the GATF Color Conference. 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. Read more...

 

TRISH WALES, ROLOC COLOR: We believe that color management starts with a stable and measured process whether the process is a printing press, proofer or monitor. An integral part of a stable process is on going education and training for involved employees. Implementing color management is not a do-it-yourself project. Smart business people who are keeping current with the latest technology and methodology do not necessarily have in house expertise to install and apply color management tools. A culture change is often required to move image reproduction into the world of science. Employees with time and capability to take the lead may not be available. Roloc coloR seeks to fulfill this need by providing an end to end color management solution. Read more...

 

DAN WILSON, PREPRESS I.T. LTD: Prepress I.T. Limited was founded by Dan Wilson, whose experience spans over 30 years, with skills that range from lead type compositor, to camera operator to printer and printers’ offsider on 12 colour presses. Dan is accredited in printing press calibration and colour management by both UGRA (Swiss Centre for Printing and Packaging Excellence) and IDEAlliance/GRACoL (USA’s leading printing association). He is an active Affiliate Member of the UK ISO TC130 and previously established the Australian ISO TC130 Committee.

 

TERRY WYSE, PRINCIPAL, WYSECONSUL: With 25 plus years of printing experience and a practical approach to color-calibration and color matching, Terry implements high-quality color matching solutions that make WyseConsul customers revered. Terry's expansive knowledge and relaxed approach makes him comfortable working with clients of different technical levels. Terry offers a wide-range of imaging services that include; enterprise color management, technical training, techical sales support for systems integrators, press profiling and press optimization services, pre-press techniques, calibration methods and color proofing techniques. Read more...

 

DARRIAN YOUNG, COLOR & IMAGE CONSULTING - TUCANNA SOFTWARE: Darrian has extensive experience in color management for both pre-press as well as press application. He owns a consulting business as well as a software development business. He developed both PrintControl and Rapid Check with GMG. Read more...