FTA’s upcoming Fall Technical Conference — part of its 65th anniversary celebration and taking place October 9-11 in Louisville, Kentucky — will showcase a print demonstration project at the center of its three-day agenda, bookended by presentations covering workforce productivity, product quality and accurate color reproduction.
The project captures Fall Technical Conference’s theme of “Doing More with Less” by utilizing The Optimal Method — a color calibration technique — and featuring digitally formulated spot colors with expanded gamut. Each attendee will receive their own print sample to compare dozens of spot colors built with both 7-color and CMYK. On stage, industry experts will walk through the project from start to finish, highlighting its cost savings, waste reduction and efficiency improvements.
Before attendees dive into the project, they’ll hear from expanded gamut pioneers Mark Samworth, who will review its history and principles, as well as Kariahlyn Lindsey and Johnny Dye of Accredo Packaging, a printer that implemented expanded gamut years ago.
Rounding out the conference agenda are presentations on boosting productivity, fostering leadership at all organization levels, high-level calibration techniques, color communication resources and tools, methods to control print production, and each of the three 2023 FTA Technical Innovation Award recipients.