Topic outline

  • General

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    In this eight module course, you will learn the basics of using the ColorCert Desktop Tools. Key concepts such as profiles, rules, color standards, and jobs will all be introduced. Using ColorCert with PantoneLIVE and advanced inkroom tools will also be covered.

    The end of each module contains questions to check your knowledge as you go. At the end of this course you will need to complete the final exam, consisting of these knowledge check question, to earn your certificate of completion.

    • Pressroom Usage

      In this module, you will learn how ColorCert's job-based workflow is used in the pressroom. Since all of the color information is built right into the corresponding ColorCert job, press operators don’t need to search through databases to find colors or worry about associated tolerances. Managing on-press color is fast, easy, and incredibly accurate.

    • Profiles

      Profiles contain all of the specific colors that will be measured. These can include CMYK process colors, a substrate, and any spot colors.

    • Rules

      Rules contain the specific tolerances and requirements that are defined by a brand owner for their print production. You may have different Rules that are designed around the capabilities and expectations of a type of press.

    • Job Assembly

      Once you have built a profile and a set of rules, they can be assembled into a ColorCert job. A ColorCert job is used during production and QC to measure, monitor and report on the color and print quality of each press run.

    • Creating Color Standards

      In this module, you will learn how to create standards for spot colors, substrates, and backing materials. Color standards can be created through the "Inkroom Tools" or through the "Profile Editor."

      From this point on, we will no longer highlight every button click. This may be more challenging, but it will encourage you to become more familiar with the ColorCert interface.

    • Using PantoneLIVE

      PantoneLIVE provides color standard data for both solids and tints from all the Pantone Formula Guide colors on a specific printing process, substrate and ink system. This provides the designer and brand owner a way to preview more accurately than ever before how their designs will appear when printed. The printer benefits as well, as they now have realistic, achievable targets to hit on press.

    • Loading a Job for Reprint

      You may think loading a job for reprint is a small matter, but when put into context with your workflow, it’s actually quite important.

    • Advanced Inkroom Tools

      There's a lot that can be done with ColorCert's inkroom tools including comparing colors. This is useful during QC when you need to compare a sample to a standard.

    • Final Exam

      The final exam consists of the knowledge check questions found at the end of each module. You are allowed three attempts.

    • Certificate of Completion

      In order to earn your certificate a minimum course grade of 80% is required. Upon completing the course, you can download your certificate below.