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GPO's Plant Attains Global Certification for Excellence in Graphic Arts

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has achieved another milestone in the agency’s commitment to excellence in graphic arts and manufacturing. GPO's plant operations business unit has attained the IDEAllinace Master Printer certification for demonstrating the ability to comply with G7’s proof-to-print process and complying with international standards that are used industry-wide. GPO's plant operations also received the certification of Graphic Arts Industry Color Viewing Standard ISO 3664:2009. These new certifications complement plant operations’ institutional membership with the Library Binding Institute, which focuses on high quality production for bookbinding and adherence to library binding standards.

“These certifications in our printing plant demonstrate GPO’s commitment to Congress, Federal agencies, and the White House, and our effort to provide our customers with the best practices available in the industry,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “In meeting these global standards of excellence, confirms the agency’s position as a leader in the printing industry.”

GPO is the Federal Government's primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in both digital and tangible formats.  GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO’s Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.  Follow GPO on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/USGPO Twitter http://twitter.com/USGPO and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/gpoprinter.

 

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