Idealliance G7® Training at Clemson University Sonoco Institute Certifies 17 G7 Experts & Professionals

Press release from the issuing company

Professionals from across the print supply chain take part in flexography-based training featuring live demonstrations on cutting-edge equipment.

Alexandria, Va. – Idealliance, a global thought leader in the graphic communications industry and a non-profit think tank with 11 strategically located offices around the world, and The Sonoco Institute for Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University partnered to hold G7® Training and Certification at the institute’s world-renowned facility in Clemson, S.C.

Led by Steve Smiley, G7 Expert Trainer, color expert, and active participant in multiple international color standards groups, the August 7-9 training event featured live demonstrations on the Sunoco Institute’s cutting edge equipment of implementation of the G7 methodology in production for color management, process control, and optimization for printing and proofing, showing how to utilize G7 to align all print technologies for visual consistency, process and quality control, and color workflow management.

Open to the public, the G7 training session attracted participants from across the print supply chain. Professionals from OEMs, suppliers and vendors, print production personnel, consultants, creatives, and educators attended the training hosted by the Sunoco Institute.

Upon completion of the three-day training, participants demonstrated their extensive proficiency by completing a thorough online exam deep in concepts and experience with the G7 methodology, color management, process control and implementation, international print standards, and colorimetry. These G7 Experts and G7 Professionals are now certified by Idealliance as proven leaders in print production and global standards to align all proof and print applications regardless of process, ink, or substrate.

G7 Experts and G7 Professionals are also committed to reducing costs, speeding product to market, and improving and maintaining their client’s brand image and print production requirements. These certified G7 Experts and G7 Professionals are extremely well prepared to support print service providers, as well as brands, creatives, and other print supply chain partners to achieve G7 Master Qualification.

“The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University, with its focus on packaging design and graphic communications, aligns with Idealliance and the industries we serve in conjunction,” says Jordan Gorski, Global Director of Certification Programs at Idealliance. “Partnering with Clemson allows Idealliance and the industry to lead growth and innovation through education, standards development, and testing, with a focus on servant leadership. Clemson and Idealliance are hubs of collaboration, so the opportunity for G7 training at Clemson was almost natural. The world renowned Sunoco Institute is a premier site for this type of training with cutting edge equipment, and extensive industry support.”

Idealliance is recognized by ISO as the largest certifying body in the graphic and visual communications industry. G7 certification is the most recognized international specification for color management and not only achieves consistent color reproduction across any print medium or substrate, but also provides a tremendous savings to an operation’s bottom line. Utilizing G7 within a print production workflow improves output consistency across multiple print services, platforms, and distribution outlets.

For more information about G7 and G7 training opportunities, visit www.idealliance.org/G7 or contact Jordan Gorski at (703) 837-1096 or [email protected]


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