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3 Cs Before You Go: Calibration, Communication and Control

Session 8 at Fall Technical Conference 2023.

Wednesday, October 11

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Marriott Ballroom VI-X

Come for the Content, Stay for the Prizes

Printer/converters at this session are automatically entered in a raffle valued at nearly $6,000:

  • Nix Spectro (valued at $999) and a two-year subscription to DeltaEZ software (valued at $798)
  • Three FIRST 7.0 books (valued at $690)
  • Two FORUM & INFOFLEX 2024 registrations (valued at $3,180)

About This Session

High-level calibration techniques, color communication resources and tools, and the methods to control your print production.

Presentations & Speakers

Brad Gasque

Calibration Level 401

Brad Gasque, Technical Marketing Leader – NA at DuPont Cyrel Solutions

Presentation Details
It is a well-known fact that the success of flexographic printing is a direct result of how well the entire process is calibrated. Brad will take a deeper dive into the prepress (file, plate, screening and mounting) calibration process that will set us all up for high productivity and quality while remaining sustainable.
Speaker Bio
About Brad: Brad received a BS in Graphic Communications from Clemson University in 2011. He was hired at Clemson’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics to manage the Advanced Print Technologies lab along with R&D projects and teach for university classes and industry seminars. Brad joined DuPont Cyrel Solutions in 2015 as part of their Technical Service Team where he supported customers with troubleshooting plate/print issues, performing audits, and conducting hands-on training. He recently moved into a Technical Marketing Leader role for North America.
Michael Sisco

Tell Me What You Want, and I’ll Tell You How I Did: PRX, PQX, and CxF

Michael Sisco, Director of Software Development at ColorConsulting USA Inc

Presentation Details
The adoption of PRX and PQX in a flexographic printing workflow facilitates a new level of automation. Learn more about the technical synergy between these standards. Through real-world scenarios, Michael will illustrate the tangible impact of PRX, PQX, and CxF implementation, reducing waste, minimizing color discrepancies, and expediting the overall production timeline.
Speaker Bio
About Michael: Michael Sisco is a software engineer and color scientist with more than 25 years of experience in the printing industry. He has been involved in the development of several leading-edge color measurement, color control, and color management systems, and is co-author of numerous US and international patents in the field of printing. Michael has also participated in several industry standards organizations, most recently the working group that developed the PQX and PRX quality specification and reporting standards. He is currently the Director of Software Development and Technical Sales Manager for ColorConsulting USA, a consulting service which works with stakeholders at all levels of the print supply chain to drive efficiencies and ensure the highest levels of print quality.
Dan Uress

Maximizing Color Measurement for Minimum Cost

Dan Uress, CEO and Founder of Colorware USA Inc

Presentation Details
Measuring color brings two unique challenges: Where can color measurement take place and how much color measurement equipment can you afford? Ultra-portable spectrophotometers aim to solve both of these challenges by minimizing the size of the color measurement instrument along with the cost of entry. Dan will show how far mobile color measurement has come, enabling you to do more with less.
Speaker Bio
About Dan: Dan Uress is the founder of Colorware USA. His company develops customer-inspired solutions aiding in the understanding and accuracy of color reproduction in the manufacturing process. Working together with his partners, he created the MeasureColor suite of software to give customers the highest level of usability, connectivity, and instrument choice of any product available. From 2009 to today, Dan has worked tirelessly to earn an installed base of more than 3,000 companies in countries around the globe. Putting his customer’s interests first with relationships built on trust, Dan feels privileged to share his knowledge and vision with those looking to improve their color quality.
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