By Jon Robinson
William Li, Color Technology Manager for Eastman Kodak, will lead what he describes as a historic meeting taking place next week at Ryerson University in Toronto. Open to Canada’s printing public for their input, the September 3 meeting is to focus on the direction of the emerging ISO TC130 standards for printing and colour quality, which is critical to the near-future interests of Canadian printers and technology suppliers.
As Canadian Chair of the ISO TC130 Technical Advisory Group, Li explains the September 3 event will mark the first, in-person meeting of its kind to plan how Canada’s printing industry can impact the use of global standards relating to colour management.
Over the past few years, European organizations like Fogra, as well as IDEALliance in the United States, have become strong forces in directing the technical basis of colour management. Li explains Canadian printers need to take action now to serve their own interests as printing continues to move more rapidly across borders.
The meeting is to begin at 9:00 am in the HEI Boardroom of the downtown building housing Ryerson’s Graphic Communications Management program. After introductions, Li, who is based out of Kodak’s Vancouver facility, will provide an overview of the issues surrounding ISO TC130.
Lasting until approximately 4:00 pm, the agenda will also cover standards currently being put on the table by the various technical groups around the world; Canada’s position prior to an important fall meeting in Seoul, Korea; and the mechanics of how the Canadian Technical Advisory Group should proceed.
Participation by Canadian printers is encouraged through an RSVP.