Danvers, MA – Techkon USA, the innovation leader in densitometers, spectrophotometers, and software solutions for the global print and packaging communities announced today its sponsorship of the G7 Expert Training at Sandy Alexander in Clifton, NJ. Techkon is honored to support Idealliance in its mission to educate the print community on G7, the industry-leading set of specifications for achieving gray balance and the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes.
As the exclusive sponsor, Techkon will supply class attendees with its industry leading handheld and scanning densitometer, the New Generation SpectroDens Premium. Participants in the class will get a brief introduction to the New Generation SpectroDens as well as have the ability to use the instrument during the class. The Techkon SpetroDENS was the first handheld device to offer integrated support for the Idealliance G7 specification and is the only measurement device which reports G7 measurements relative to the measurement of your actual printing stock.
“Techkon’s support of G7 and the upcoming G7 Expert Training event is a perfect fit. One reason for the success of G7 is the global awareness of print service providers that acquiring customers and retaining customers has an incredible amount to do with color management, process control, and having a measurable, predictable, and repeatable process in place. What gets measured, gets managed, especially so in today’s competitive marketplace. This is true internally and externally of performance management. Companies like Techkon, who offer tools that support a more precise, calibrated, and measurable workflow are key to enabling G7 and building a more profitable business” said Timothy Baechle, Vice President, Global Print Technologies & Workflows of Idealliance.
The 3-day training, held on June 27 through June 29, will be taught by Don Hutcheson, the industry leading expert on G7. The typical G7 training is a theory-based program, offering a blend of lab instruction and lecture on how to apply the G7 method on any type of printing process. This training session will also feature a new expanded-gamut printing method called XCMYK, which yields a much wider color gamut than regular 4-color printing. For example, digital printers can simulate XCMYK using ICC profiles, so long as their printing system has a color gamut equal to or greater than XCMYK.