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September 19, 2017 – Detroit Colour Council presents:
Texture Measurement and Color Communication 

We are pleased to announce our September 2017 event will discuss measurement of textured surfaces, both color and appearance, and the importance of color communication across supply chains. Marc Ellens from X-Rite will present ”Next-Level Realism in Virtualization” and John Darsey from Color Solutions will present “A Synopsis of a Color Adventure”.

The characteristics of material appearance can be difficult to measure and simulate accurately. For example, capturing and reproducing the subtle nuances of gloss variation, color travel, and flake lifetime dramatically influence the perception of the material. Creating materials by hand is not only a difficult and time-consuming process, but also poses challenges during evaluation due to the large number of viewing conditions and potential for unmanaged external influences. We will discuss the objectives for and advantages of measuring full appearance within our Total Appearance Capture (TAC) ecosystem which contains a fully managed viewing experience, thereby improving the validity and accuracy of the evaluation process, shortening time to market and offering higher quality products.

A strong Color Communication Program is imperitive when effectively navigating the supply chain and maintaining a color’s intended integrity. A breakdown in color communication can lead to products and coordinates that do not match, lengthy lead times and even more disastrous, an “empty shelf”. This presentation is designed to highlight the important criteria to consider when developing a Color Development and Communication Program.

About the Speakers:

Marc Ellens is a Senior Research Scientist and TAC Specialist with X-Rite/Pantone in Grand Rapids, MI. He received his PhD in Computer Aided Geometric Design from the University of Utah. Ellens began working at Computer Design, Inc., now part of Lectra, developing design applications for the textile industry. Now approaching 13 years at X-Rite, he has been involved in research and development efforts beyond color toward the capture and reproduction of appearance. Ellens has presented at numerous conferences including the SPIE Electronic Imaging Conference, SPIE Color Image Conference, EI Materials Conference, NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference and Autodesk’s Automotive Innovation Forums. Currently Ellens is on the program committee for the 2018 EI Materials Conference. He is named in three patents related to material visualization and reproduction and has been a member of ACM SIGGRAPH for more than 20 years.

John Darsey founded Darsey Color in 1986 and served as President for 15 years. In 1999, he co-founded and served as CEO Color Solutions until its sale to DyStar in May of 2002. Since the sale and currently, John serves as Vice President of Sales for Color Solutions International. He attended Lees-McRae College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. John’s career in textiles began working with his father as a dyestuff distributor, where he sold dyestuff in the southeast. He served as President of AATCC from 2001 and 2002. Currently, he serves on several committees for AATCC and the AATCC Foundation. He has served as chair of many committees and spoken at numerous symposia. Color Solutions International is a manufacturer and distributor of color standards for private label manufacturers. Specializing developing programs to communicate color accurately and consistently throughout supply chains. Color Solutions is part of DyStar Textile Services.

Please register online at www.detroitcc.org

Date:                 Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Place:                Schoolcraft College – VisTaTech Center
                          18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI
                          (734) 462-4610

Time:                 Registration begins at 11:30 am
                           Lunch at 12 noon
                           Meeting to immediately follow

Reservations:   Register online at www.detroitcc.org

Cost (US$):       $40 Members (membership is free at www.detroitcc.org)

The Detroit Colour Council is a professional society based in the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan area, which promotes communication and education around color and design quality issues with emphasis in automotive sector. Members represent a wide variety of professional functions including engineers, designers, sales people, scientists, consultants, lab technicians and students.