Epson - 1/4/2006
X-Rite Sponsors 2006 Epson Print Academy
X-Rite announced today that it will be the official color management sponsor for the 2006 Epson Print Academy
traveling school, launching January 14 in Dallas, TX. The academy will focus on providing professional
photographers and graphic designers, as well as photo enthusiasts, informative digital workflow techniques to
achieve spectacular prints. X-Rite joins other industry leaders, such as Adobe, Lexar Media, Inc., Light Impressions,
Microsoft Corp, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, nik multimedia Inc, Wacom Technology,
as academy sponsors.
"X-Rite is thrilled to be the official color management sponsor of the 2006 Epson Print Academy," said Tom
Dlugos, X-Rite’s director of global sales, imaging products. "More and more photographers and creative
professionals are using color management as part of their workflow. This is an excellent opportunity to share
our technology, all in an effort to help these professionals achieve higher color fidelity in their work."
The Epson Print Academy will now offer two different full-day tracks: Track One is designed for photo
enthusiasts, advanced amateurs and other digital SLR camera owners to learn how the pros get great prints
from their digital SLR cameras. Track Two is designed by working professionals exclusively for working
professionals to learn advanced digital printing techniques that will help them advance their businesses to the
next level in both quality and productivity.
"The Print Academy has continued to demonstrate Epson’s leadership in digital photography at sold out
venues throughout North America by providing an educational experience that is both practical and
inspirational for photo enthusiasts, teaching them how to produce what photography is all about the print,"
said Dan Steinhardt, photographic marketing manager, Epson. "In our ongoing effort to address the demand
for more education and meet the ever-expanding and more complex needs of professionals, we decided to
build on this platform by adding a second, more advanced curriculum for working professionals. Both curriculums
will provide a wealth of useful information and techniques at a value that is unmatched by other programs."
Early bird pricing for Track One is $49.95 when participants register at least three days prior to the program.
Pricing for Track Two is $99.95 after a special $50 discount for professionals.
Preliminary Tour Dates and Locations
Jan 14, 2006: Dallas, TX, Marriott Dallas Solana, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jan 28, 2006: Miami, FL, Radisson Hotel Miami, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Feb 11, 2006: Boston, MA, Back Bay Events Center, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Feb 25, 2006: New York , NY, Hotel Pennsylvania, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mar 4, 2006: Chicago, IL, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mar 18, 2006: Washington. D.C., Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
April 8, 2006: Seattle, WA, Meydenbauer Center, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
April 22, 2006: Los Angeles, CA, Renaissance Montura Hotel, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
May 6, 2006: San Francisco, CA, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
May 20, 2006: Minneapolis, MN, Radisson Riverfront Hotel St. Paul, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm