Color Management Professional®: Fundamentals Certification

Jan 2023


Color Management Professional®: Fundamentals offers the latest in color theory and applications in color, providing a strong educational foundation for color managing a graphics workflow. It is the perfect foundational course for any technical practitioner interested in a comprehensive understanding of a color managed graphics workflow.

Course Information

Color Management  Professional Fundamentals Certification

Date: January 10-11, 2023

This Printing United Alliance (PrUA) authorized workshop is essential for those seeking more consistent, predictable and repeatable color.

Our CMP Certified Instructors will present 2 days of live and interactive sessions going over the latest in color theory and applications in color.  Learn from the industry’s top instructors, Alder’s own Dan Gillespie and Bill Owen, and walk away with a new level confidence and skill, and earn your Color Management Professional: Fundamentals Certification.

Main Features
  • This is an online, on-demand training course, and is one part of a larger program of Color Management Professional Courses

  • This workshop is a prerequisite for taking an online exam to assess your knowledge. Passing the online exam with 80% proficiency qualifies you for professional certification and inclusion in the Idealliance database of certified experts. Upon successful completion, you will be certified for 2 years.

  • Proudly display your certification on your LinkedIn profile, in your email signature, on your website, or wherever else you desire. (Please note, if you do not recertify at the end of your certification period, your certification is no longer valid and may not be displayed.)

Benefits of being a Color Management Professional

  • Improve Color Accuracy
  • Assure Brand Color
  • Build Color Managed
  • Workflows
  • Control Image Color
  • Maximize color quality

Who is this course for?

Print and digital media production professionals and managers


Day 1
1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Meet your instructors, class policies, and overview course agenda

Overview, why’s and hows of maintaining color throughout the process, what is calibration, branding requirement considerations, Delta E tolerancing, realistic expectations of tolerances, and goals and realized value.

The Spectrum, primary colors – additive, and subtractive color spaces, RGB and CMYK, CIE Lab, LCH, gamut, rendering intents, visual representation of Delta E

Setting up applications within workflows, design and creative, creating a print-friendly workflow, limitations of the print process, can it be reproduced in 4/C, spot colors, special purpose color spaces, ECG, PrintWide, etc.

Proofing devices, measurement devices, RIPs/drivers, substrates, inks, consumables.

Day 2
1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Calibration methods, monitor color and calibration, flatbed scanner and camera calibration.

Overview of printing systems, maintenance before calibration, calibration of devices, profiling basics and targets, introduction to G7 and it’s value, visual and data evaluation of results.

Lighting conditions, evaluation of color (reinforces and expands from previous section), effects of visual metamerism

Color management pyramid, establishing baseline for repeated state, control targets to verify performance, trouble-shooting issues.

Attendee Essentials
  • How To Guide for Monitor Calibration

  • PDF download of all presentation slides plus a helpful glossary

  • Free access to online certification test (up to two attempts)

  • Our custom Color Management Software and Tools list with links to white papers, video, measurement tools, and more

Meet the instructors

Dan Gillespie
Idalliance G7 Expert Certified
Dan Gillespie

Director of Technical Services
Alder Color Solutions


Bill Owen
Idalliance G7 Expert Certified
Bill Owen

Color/Workflow/G7 Expert
Alder Color Solutions


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