Color Me Wonderful
FREE Learning Event

June 2024


Color Me Wonderful: FREE Learning Event offers the opportunity to visit Mimaki’s demo facility in LA and see all of their best-in-class printers. Meet the people from Alder Color Solutions and Mimaki. Get samples printed or gather pre-printed samples. Learn about color management and how to achieve the most wonderful color possible.

Event Information

Color Me Wonderful – FREE Learning Event

Date: June 11th, 2024
Location: Mimaki Demo Facility – 

150 W. Walnut Street, Suite 100

Gardena, CA 90248

Come see all of dye-sublimation, DTF, eco-solvent and UV printers Mimaki offers and learn about how to get the most wonderful color out of them.

Dan Gillespie, Director of Technical Services for Alder Color Solutions, invites you to bring your toughest color questions/challenges and try to stump the geek. Here’s what 

Main Features
  • In person opportunity to see all of the printers Mimaki offers

  • Learn how ICC color management works and how to utilize it instead of getting burned by it. We’ll show you how to get the most wonderful color possible and explain how it all works.

  • We’ll show you how to manage spot colors, soft-proof files properly on your monitor, advanced tips and tricks, and how to prepare artwork properly for white, clear, and neon inks.

  • Print sample files of your own or take home printed samples

Benefits of attending this event

  • Visit Mimaki top-notch facility
  • See all technologies in one place
  • Get smart about color
  • Meet Alder and Mimaki reps
  • Output samples
  • Maximize color quality

Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in seeing or purchasing the best dye-sublimation, DTF, eco-solvent or UV printers. Or those who already have them and have questions about color management and want to be more wonderful!


10:00am-12:00pm PT

Meet the folks from Alder Color Solutions and Mimaki. Have a chat about what you’re there to see and learn. And get a demo on all of Mimaki’s line of printers.

Talk about why you can run from it but you can’t hide from it – so you better understand it and maximize it instead of getting bit by it.

What is the ICC? Learn about how ICC profiles are created and how and where the profiles are applied in your workflow. 

You have choices of using RGB or CMYK. We’ll discuss benefits of both and show you specifically which color spaces to utilize

1:00pm-4:00pm PT

We’ll show you how to predict your color matching capabilities, print your own fan guides and build color libraries for Adobe Creative Cloud apps.

Many of these printers come with additional primary colors (ie: Orange, Green, Violet), some have White, Clear or Metallic inks, or Neon Yellow, Pink. We’ll show you ways to prepare artwork to maximize usage.

We’ll explain how to use a spectrophomter and software to verify color accuracy and conformance

We’ll save the best for last, actually printing stuff! So, if you have files you’d like samples of you can bring them or we’ve got plenty of files to print, that you can take with you.

Attendee Essentials
  • Lunch Provided

  • Trial of Alder Color Control platform

  • Bring your own files and leave with printed samples

  • Get smart about color and network with dealer and manufacturer representatives

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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