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Alwan to sponsor contest for free audit by KEE Consultants at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

Lyon – US Delegates attending Graph Expo 2010 can ensure they meet ISO 12647 standards by entering a competition run by KEE Consultants and sponsored by Alwan. The companies are continuing their efforts to help the printing industry understand and adopt ISO 12647 standards by giving American printers the chance to win a valuable gap analysis audit. The audit is designed to help them implement ISO 12647 in their printing processes. To participate in the draw, visitors can register on the Alwan website or visit Alwan at either the Digital Information booth (204) or TECHKON booth (753).
ISO 12647 standards adoption has gained momentum in Europe and worldwide. Following on from their successful 'Standardize to Survive' European tour in 2009, KEE Consultants continue to pave the way for standards adoption and implementation by making available to the American industry the best expertise and the most efficient software solutions, enabling US printers to quickly and cost effectively implement ISO 12647 standards.
To date, more than 50 sites worldwide have been ISO 12647 certified thanks to KEE Consultants services and  Alwan standardization solutions.
Elie Khoury, founder and chair of KEE Consultants comments: "Graph Expo represents an excellent opportunity to offer the American industry what  hundreds of printers in the European and Asian markets are already enjoying – cost-effective and simple implementation of ISO 12647 standards.
Dave Hunter, Alwan's representative in North America and a renowned G7 expert, adds: "G7, ISO 12647 and American PSA are great opportunities for American printers to assess their production processes and ensure they meet international standards. Simple yet very efficient working practices and tools enable printers to not only match standards, but also to increase productivity and profit due to problem-free printing."
"KEE Consultants and Alwan have played a key role in recent years promoting and implementing ISO 12647 worldwide. Their collective experience and success will undoubtedly benefit the American industry." concludes Dave Hunter.
The remote audit is sponsored by Alwan and will be conducted from KEE Consultants' HQ in France. The audit comprises a comprehensive online questionnaire, and a set of forms that the printer will proof and print according to provided guidelines.
The audit covers all areas of the business, and will be concluded with a report advising on the systems and practices that need to be improved and / or implemented to achieve ISO 12647-2 conformity:
- Design, destkop publishing, prepress, printing and quality assurance
- Color management and preflighting
- PDF generation
- PDF reception and preflighting
- Proof production, verification and control
- RIP settings
- Print production, verification and control
- Viewing conditions
- Measuring devices, calibration and certification
- Staff training and knowledge
- Records and documentation