Color Theory and Applications - 2 1/2 Day Course

Course Number: AP3265
Date: 05/24/2016 - 05/26/2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404, U.S.A.
Cost: $1,700 USD if registered by April 25, 2016. $1,800 USD thereafter.
CEU's: 2.25
Instructor: Rick Mathew

Course Overview

This course will explore the basics of color theory.  Basic concepts of color measurement, specification setting, color tolerance and instrumental color measurement as they relate to color theory will be covered.  The exploration will consist of participative classroom sessions and hands-on laboratory exercises.  Participants will be given the opportunity to gain basic concepts in practical areas of color science.  These concepts, when applied, will allow for more effective communications with regard to color, both in the internal and external environment as well as more consistent and productive decision making in specifications and setting color tolerances.

Course Outline

I. Exploring What Color Is

     A. Physical Stimulus

     B. Appearance

     C. Metamerism

     D. Describing Color

     E. Review & Summary

     F. LAB

II. Exploring the Color Ordering Systems

     A. System Based on Physical Samples

     B. System Based on Colored Lights (Color Mixing Laws)

     C. Review & Summary

     D. LAB

III. Exploring Color Measurement, Specifications and Tolerances

     A. Basic Principles of Measuring Color

     B. Understanding the Sample

     C. Visual Color Measurement

     D. Fully Instrumental Color Measurement

          1) Understanding Your Instrument

          2) Instrument Types & Configurations

          3) What Instruments Can & Can Not Do

     E. Review & Summary

     F. LAB

IV. Uses of Instruments In Color Assessment

     A. Appropriate Use of Color Differences

     B. Assessments By Color Differences

     C. Perceptibility vs. Acceptability

     D. Color Tolerances Using Color Difference & Acceptability