Ryerson hosts free Graphic Arts Day in Toronto October 13

ICC Co-chair William Li of Kodak welcomed participants.
ICC Co-chair William Li of Kodak welcomed Graphic Arts Day participants.

Friday the 13th was actually a very lucky day for those participating in Ryerson University’s Graphic Arts Day event which was held Friday, October 13, 2017 in conjunction with the ICC (International Colour Consortium) meetings at The Heidelberg Centre, home of the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.

The information-packed, one-day event, which included a free lunch and evening reception, saw expert speakers focus on current trends and issues in colour management that are of particular interest and significance to those in the Canadian printing and graphic arts industry.

The event also included a Print Media Research Centre (PMRC) session, where students and faculty from Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management shared their latest research findings on various topics and specific industry sectors.

After an 8 am reception, ICC Co-chair William Li of Kodak and event organizer Reem El Asaleh (PhD) of Ryerson University’s GCM program welcomed participants.

Ryerson GCM’s Reem El Asaleh (PhD), with presenter and Graphic Arts Magazine columnist Jason Lisi.
Ryerson GCM’s Reem El Asaleh (PhD), event organizer, with presenter and Graphic Arts Magazine columnist Jason Lisi.

The program included:

  • Calibration and how it affects colour management (Steve Upton, Chromix)
  • Colour in digital photography (Rich Adams, Ryerson University GCM)
  • Observer Metamerism (Chris Bai, BenQ)
  • M1, M2 M3 measurement modes and ISO 13655 (Ray Cheydleur, X-Rite)
  • Multi-colour and extended colour gamut in printing and proofing (William Li, Kodak)
  • Communication of gloss and metallic effects in packaging (Martin Habekost, Ryerson University GCM)
  • Consistent colour appearance (Craig Revie, FFEI UK)
  • What problems can be solved with iccMAX (Max Derhak, Onyx Graphics and ICC Co-chair)
  • Differences between v2, v4 and iccMAX profiles (Phil Green, NTNU in Gjøvik)
  • Print Media Research Center (PMRC) session with PMRC Introduction by Jason Lisi, Ryerson University GCM)
  • Accuracy of colour mapping across different printing processes using extended gamut printing (Paula Roque, Susan Nguyen, Jasmine Ragual and Karan Patel)
  • Tablet colour management (Reem El Asaleh and Daniel Langsford, Ryerson University GCM)
  • Investigating opportunities for 3D digital package prototypes in the proofing workflow (Amanda Whyte, Natalia Lumby and Reem El Asaleh, Ryerson University GCM)
  • Colour reproduction of soy based CMYK versus standard petroleum based CMYK (Man Ku, Sylvia Ma, Vivian To and Christopher Cho, Ryerson University GCM)
  • Using the MegaVision EV multispectral camera as a spectrophotometer (Rich Adams, Ryerson University GCM and Henry Wilhelm, Wilhelm Imaging Research)

An enjoyable two-hour evening reception followed. Special thanks to event sponsors, as well as to Ryerson GCM’s Reem El Asaleh (PhD) and her hard-working, behind-the-scenes staff for making this event such a huge success.




Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.