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for the Graphic Communications
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May 11-13, 2023

Toronto International Centre

Colour Management & Expanded Gamut Summit

Thursday, May 11
13:00 – 16:00
Room 506

Learn about the value of colour management and its role in adding value to printed products, increased customer satisfaction, and printing company profitability. What is relevant, what does a printer need to know about colour management or expanded gamut? What are the myths and what’s the reality and real benefits.

Summary: Colour Management is a crucial aspect of the modern digital workflow, ensuring that colours are consistent and accurate across various devices and media. In this two-part seminar series, we will delve into the fundamentals of colour management in Part One, and then move on to advanced applications and challenges in Part Two.

Colour Management 101: Part One will cover essential concepts, such as TVI (Tonal Value Increase) and G7, and Process Control, which are vital for achieving consistent and predictable results in print production. Participants will also receive an introduction to proofing and how it can help ensure that the final output matches the original design intent. The session will provide a comprehensive foundation for colour management, which will prepare attendees for the more complex topics covered in Part Two.

Applied Colour Management our second session, you’ll dive deeper into colour management techniques and strategies for specialty proofing, colour conversions, brand colour matching, digital vs conventional colour management challenges, wide-format colour management, and quality assurance. You’ll learn how to tackle advanced colour management issues in print production, such as managing colour for different substrates and devices, and using the latest colour management techniques to achieve optimal results. With this seminar, attendees will gain the knowledge and expertise required to deliver high-quality and consistent results in their print and digital work, while avoiding costly mistakes and workflow delays.

After the seminar series concludes, please join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion. Our presenters will share their insights and experiences on topics such as colour accuracy, consistency, and workflow efficiency. The discussion will cover both print and digital media, providing valuable information for professionals in a range of topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the conversation, making this a valuable learning experience for all. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best in the industry and stay ahead of the curve in colour management.


Julian Fernandez
Business Development Manager Flexo Americas – Esko

35 years in the Graphic Industry, 13 of which in Production, and Prepress – Press, mostly for Packaging – last 12 years with Esko

Experience in DuPont digital & analog color proofing solutions; Dupont Cyrel digital flexo plates.

University Degree Master in Engineering. Post degree in Marketing

Certifications: 6 Sigma Green Belt – Ideal Alliance (G7 Expert – CMP Professional) – FTA First Implementation Specialist.

Contributed in the FIRST 5.0 and 6.0 with the section about Vignettes and gradations. And the Separations for version 7.0

FTA Flexo Forum Conference 2017 -2018 – 2023 Session Chair

English – Spanish –Portuguese – Italian

Angus Pady
Professional Services Consultant

Angus Pady is a renowned expert in the field of colour management, with over 25 years of experience working in the printing and graphic design industries. His passion for colour accuracy and consistency has made him a sought-after consultant and educator, helping companies and individuals achieve optimal color results in their projects.

Angus’ expertise in colour management extends to a wide range of industries, including commercial printing, packaging, and digital media. He has worked with some of the biggest names in these fields, helping them to streamline their colour workflows and achieve stunning results.

In addition to his consulting work, Angus is a frequent speaker at industry events and trade shows, sharing his knowledge and expertise with others in the field. 

Birgit Plautz
Manager of Technical Services
GMG Americas

Birgit Plautz is Manager of Technical Services for GMG Americas, a German-headquartered company providing color management solutions. She represents GMG at industry events and organizations throughout North and Latin America. Before moving to the U.S. in 2011, she spent five years in Technical Development at GMG headquarters. Ms. Plautz started her career in the printing industry with seven years as a Media Designer in a global acting prepress house, where she also focused on packaging and catalog creations. Her following time in R&D for Heidelberg Printing Machines and her Masters work in Printing Technologies from Stuttgart Media University rounded out her education and provided a strong spring-board into digital color management.


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