Price Qty
Individual fee $800.00 (USD)  

  • DCC Metallics Class
    October 22, 2019 - October 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm


A Short Course Offered by DETROIT COLOUR COUNCIL

The DCC offers a unique 2-day course in a hands-on format, MATCHING AND CONTROL OF METALLIC AND PEARLESCENT COLORS, at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan Tues-Wed October 22 – 23, 2019.

The course objective is to provide technical fundamentals for matching and maintaining color control for metallic and “effect” colors, including automotive components and non-automotive applications. It features proper visual metallic color match evaluation using defined-viewing-angle color protractors as well as use of multi-angle color difference measurement to meet the SAE J1545 recommended practice. Correlation of visual to measured data is studied from student projects with metallic color samples and parts, using portable daylighting and multi-angle spectrophotometer data.

The entire range of effect pigments is surveyed for suitability to various products. Formulating guidelines are discussed and a full presentation is made on the effect of application and processing variables on resulting color.

Class starts each day at 8:30 am and concludes at 4:30 pm. The VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College is a convenient drive from Detroit Metro airport. Nearby overnight accommodations are available.

Students are presumed to have some experience or training in color technology although we will review basic fundamentals of colorimetry as applied to both solid and gonioapparent colors. Class is limited to 24 students.

The course fee is $800 which includes course book, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, and all class supplies.

This is a DETROIT COLOUR COUNCIL course, not associated with any university.

Course co-administrators are Jim Hall of General Motors, Christie Navarre of the Thierry Corporation and Frank Pizzo of BASF. Lead instructor is Kendall Scott of BASF. Also instructing are noted specialists in essential aspects of metallic coloring, Chris Fowler of BASF and Claudia Royal of Axalta Coating Systems.  Color measurement assistance provided by Rae Roby and Bob Santine of BYK Gardner USA and Scott Reininger representing X-Rite.


18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan, 48152, United States