The Colour Olympics to highlight next DIA Meeting April 20

Steve Suffoletto.
Steve Suffoletto.

On November 15, 2015, Steve Suffoletto, one of North America’s leading colour specialists, gave a fascinating presentation to members of the Digital Imaging Association (DIA) on how to use Colour Science to work around the optical properties of substrates. Back by overwhelming demand, he’ll be doing The Colour Olympics at the DIA’s next meeting Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Are you curious about how well you’ll perform against your peers in The Colour Olympics games? If you thought last year’s presentation was thought-provoking and revealing, then this entertaining and visually intensive presentation will once again challenge your technical and practical knowledge.
He’ll review several key aspects of colour in both pre-press and press, at both basic and advanced levels, while providing an excellent opportunity for you to hone your own colour skills. Attendees will have the chance to compete in over 12 visual events to see if you can win a Pantone 872, 877 or 876 medal. (I hope you know which are gold, silver and bronze!).
diameetingapril20a-inHere are some of the questions that will be answered.

  • Do you know the spectrum, additive and subtractive primary colours and their resulting mixture combinations?
  • Can you accurately predict the colour of an ink when viewed through different coloured filters?
  • Can you successfully pass a colour blind and colour acuity test?
  • Can you remember and seconds later correctly identify a colour from several similar choices?
  • Can you correctly order and arrange random colours into their logical colour attributes?
  • At what tolerance can you see changes in density, dot size, and Delta E (ΔE) colour differences?

Why wait for the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this year? Reserve your seat for this helpful presentation and learn the truth about your own colour knowledge – because without colour knowledge, you cannot accurately assess colour. The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the TI-Group, 115 Thorncliffe Park Drive in Toronto. Refreshments will be served at 6 pm, the meeting starts promptly at 7 pm, and finishes at 8:30 pm.
RSVP now – space is limited
Book now to attend this session by e-mailing Marg Macleod of the DIA at: or call her at (416) 482-2223.

Tony Curcio
Tony Curcio is the news editor at Graphic Arts Magazine.

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