Spectral Data Demystified


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February 18
11 a.m. ET
Mark Samworth

Spectral Data Demystified

Spectral data is the DNA of color. Whether you’re working with density, tone value, L*a*b*, L*C*H or just about any other metric, color quantification begins with spectral data. That data is captured with a spectrophotometer and then transformed through mathematical algorithms into other color metrics.

Users work with spectral data every day, but exactly what spectral data is and how it is used remains a mystery to many. Join Mark as he aims to remove the mystery of the color data, from which all other color metrics are derived.

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About Our Presenter

headshot Mark Samworth

Mark Samworth, Esko

Mark Samworth began his career with DuPont, where he held numerous positions in the areas of flexographic plates and electronic imaging. Mark joined Esko in 1997 and is currently focused on consulting in screening, calibration, G7, color management and expanded gamut.

He holds 11 patents in digital imaging, including FlexoCal, Hybrid Screening, Plate Cell Patterning, Concentric Screening, Equinox expanded gamut technology and PressSync. He has authored numerous articles in the industry’s major trade publications and presented many papers at the industry’s major trade forums.

In May of 2011, Mark was inducted as the 49th member of the FTA Hall of Fame. Mark received his Bachelor of Science from RIT and his MBA from the University of Delaware. He lives in Wilmington, DE.