Introductory seminar: colour management in prepress and print

Colour management plays an essential role in the colour conversion of data generated in-house or supplied by agencies and other pre-press companies. To understand the need for and the mechanism of these technologies, the basics of colour theory and the colour spaces used today are introduced first. Using examples, the basic process of colour management using ICC profiles is demonstrated, taking into account input devices (digital cameras, scanners) and output equipment (monitors, colour printers, printing presses). Techniques for creating and applying profiles in the workflow are also demonstrated

To get acquainted with colour theory and colour management using ICC profiles. To describe known colour spaces such as ECI_RGB_V2, ISOCoated_V2 und PaC.Space and to understand how conversion works.

Target group
Customer consultants, print buyers, technical managers, managers in pre-press, pre-press operators

Main themes
  • Why do we need colour management?
  • Relevant norms and standards
  • Colour theory: Additive and subtractive colour models
  • Colour spaces for digital images and data, monitors, proof printers and printing presses
  • Measuring and testing equipment in colour management
  • Colour matching conditions: Under which light do we see colours?
  • The workflow, from digital image through to printing press
  • Assignment of colour profiles, conversion to colour profiles
  • Working with checklists
  • Measuring, checking and documenting, archiving data and documents
Certificate of attendance 


Duration 1 Day
Price 420 €
Number of participants 15
Course Language German




Lothar Roth
Lothar Roth
Janoschka Holding GmbH
Lothar Roth is the source of know-how for technology questions, standardisation and quality assurance. He has been in the company since 1980. Mr. Roth is responsible for all research and development activities as well the offering from the Janoschka Academy. In addition, he supervises the entire technical area from reproduction through colour management to the use of workflow systems.