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IDEAlliance and FTA Launch New Online Course: G7, Flexography and the Production Environment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Alexandria, VA – IDEAlliance®, in partnership with the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), announces the launch of a new, interactive online course, “G7, Flexography and the Production Environment.” Designed for both production and non-production personnel within the flexographic printing industry, the course delivers a comprehensive overview of G7 methodology and outlines its proper implementation to enhance any flexographic workflow. 

“This groundbreaking program demonstrates how the use of G7 in a flexographic print environment offers brands and print service providers a proven way to achieve a better visual match,” commented Steve Bonoff, Executive Vice President of IDEAlliance. “Our partnership with the talented team at FTA is a testament to how associations can work in partnership for the betterment of the industry.” 

The eight-module online course explores the following topics:

  • Overview of G7 and FIRST specifications and programs
  • Calibration techniques to achieve repeatable results
  • Optimization practices to identify the best possible combination of print variables
  • Fingerprinting procedures to successfully match a contract proof
  • Process control techniques to maintain stable press conditions, and reduce set-up time and waste
  • Global standards that reference G7 or Near Neutral Calibration
  • Procedures for matching standard proofs, versus custom datasets
  • How G7 provides efficiencies for both brand owner and printer
  • Next steps for G7 and FIRST certification

This self-paced course, instructed by Steve Smiley, SmileyColor & Associates, LLC. and Joe Tuccitto, FTA, is $450 for FTA and IDEAlliance members and $900 for non-members. For complete details and to register visit www.flexography.org/g7.


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