Color Theory and Applications - 2 1/2 Day Course

Course Number: AP3240 - Class Size Limit 16
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: $1,800 USD
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

Course Registration

General Course Registration:
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Registration Information:
Registration for a class is due three weeks prior to the scheduled class date.

All registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. COURSE FEES ARE DUE PRIOR TO ATTENDING.

All registrations whether by phone, fax or mail will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


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