Color Management Fundamentals Workshop




The one-day workshop will focus on proper color management settings in Rasterlink when using canned profiles, spot color matching, custom profile creation with MPM3 and print verification.

Registration is $249 per attendee.

Date: April 26th, 2018


We ask that all attendees arrive by 8:45 a.m. We will start promptly at 9 a.m.

9 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m. – Color Management Basics

  • Canned vs. custom profiles
  • RIP color management settings
  • Selecting correct rendering intent
  • Profile visualization
  • Test print and verification
  • Spot colors

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Design Side Color Management Considerations

  • Settings within Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Swatches – named spot colors and Pantone colors

11:15 p.m. – Demonstration of Printing

  • Mimaki Rasterlink
  • Configure color management settings
  • Produce 2 test prints – before/after changing default color management settings

Noon – Lunch Provided 

  • Networking with Mimaki sales and technical staff

1 p.m. – Building Custom Profiles Made Easy

  • Custom vs. canned profiles
  • How to build profiles with the Color Management Pyramid
  • The most important step: Setting primary ink restrictions
  • Value of common visual appearance
  • Accuracy vs. precision

2 p.m. – Demonstration of Custom Profile Creation

  • Mimaki MPM 3
  • X-Rite i1 Pro 2 iO
  • Hands-on assessment of primary ink restriction target with MeasureColor Mobile

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – Demo with Hands-On Spot Color Verification

  • Install custom profile in Raster Link
  • Produce test print
  • Evaluate test prints from the day against desired reference print condition
  • Compare test print spot colors to Pantone book with MeasureColor Mobile
  • Discuss options for improving spot color matches

5 p.m. – Adjourn

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