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Colour of Printing - May 5, 2015
The PrintAction Education Series begins with an event focusing on colour management, which continues to be one of the printing industry’s most challenging arenas. It also holds some of the greatest potential for costing savings and operational productivity. This event includes sessions for technicians in the morning and afternoon sessions designed for both technicians and managers.
8:00 - 8:45 am
Registration & Breakfast
8:45 am
Welcoming Remarks
9:00 – 10:15 am
Session 1
William Li Keynote Address
A world-leading colour management expert from Vancouver, William Li will discuss current trends and critical issues of colour management, including topics like the impact of iccMAX (new ICC profile standard), what is happening in the print certification world, and how colour impacts your printing business.
Speaker: William Li, Color Technology Manager, Kodak, and Co-chair, International Color Consortium
10:15 – 10:45 am
Coffee Break / Networking
10:45 – 11:45 am
Session 2
Implementing G7 Certification, Pitfalls and Investment
After recently overseeing the implementation of G7 Certification at a printing facility, Peter Hedgecock presents the challenges that arise when investing in what has become a common industry colour management approach. Leveraging his experience in continuous improvement and the SWOP working group, Hedgecock will focus on why achieving grey balance is far from a proper definition of quality printing in offset printing, primarily relating to the adjustment of CTP curves.
Speaker: Peter Hedgecock, Business Improvement Consultant, Leapover Consulting Inc.
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Networking and Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 3
Advances in Colour Management Technology
Angus Pady of, discusses the capabilities of modern products used for controlling colour in the printing process, including the benefits of G7 Certification.
Speaker: Angus Pady President,
2:00 – 2:15 pm
Coffee Break / Networking
2:15 – 3:15 pm
Session 4
Maximize Profit and Success with Colour Management
This session, designed for both technicians and managers, focuses on how colour control processes can be used to measure and eliminate waste. The session is to emphasize quality control, data recording and reporting and ROI metrics. It will also provide business insight by showing what we typically see at print manufacturing facilities today and in the past?
Speaker: Peter Aston, Business Consulting, Heidelberg Canada
3:15 pm
Closing Remarks

William Li, Technology Manager, Eastman Kodak

William is currently Color Technology Manager with Eastman Kodak.  Kodak is transforming into a B2B company focused on its Commercial Imaging business. Kodak will be centered on commercial, packaging and functional printing solutions and enterprise services, markets in which it offers customers advanced technologies that give them a competitive edge.  William leads the team responsible for developing core color technology in such products as Prinergy, Kodak ColorFlow Software, Kodak Spotless Software, Prosper, and Matchprint Virtual.

William began his career in the graphic arts industry in 1997, joining the award-winning Prinergy PDF workflow team developing screening and calibration software at Creo, and has led the color technology group since the 2004 acquisition of Creo by Kodak.

He brings a diverse background in engineering, physics, and systems design to the graphic arts as part of the Corporate Engineering Division. William is active in international standards work, serving as ICC chair since 2006, and convener of ISO/TC 130 JWG7 on color.  William is also active with the TAGA advisory board, US CGATS, IDEAlliance PPC, the Fogra digital print working group, CIP4, and Ghent Workgroup.

Angus Pady - President,

Angus Pady is one of North America’s most experienced consultants focused the implementation of colour management technology and strategy. His Toronto-based company,, provides colour management services, products and supports to a wide array of clients. offers professionals such as graphic artists, designers, digital photographers and printers solutions to better control colour throughout the digital process. Pady speaks regularly at printing industry trade shows covering topics relating to colour management and colour control.

Peter Aston - Manager of Business Consulting, Heidelberg Canada

Peter Aston is the Manager of Business Consulting at Heidelberg Canada, advising print shops and print shop executives on process improvement, change management and effective implementation of new technology. Peter is a twenty plus year veteran of the Graphic Arts Industry, who has been instrumental in improving the manufacturing processes and overall profitability of the clients he works with. Under his advisement, Peter has successfully influenced some of North America’s top printing facilities to reduce their costs and sustain positive change.