I'm being asked by a customer if I'm GMI certified. What is that and how do I achieve it?

Graphic Measures International (GMI) was established to help brand-name clients (e.g., Walgreens) certify, measure, and monitor the performance of their printer networks, particularly related to packaging. The certification requirements consist of a print test and an on-site evaluation that examines such things as training, quality control, SOPs, and equipment maintenance in each area of the production process. GMI has since been taken over by SGS, which manages the packaging graphics of many top brands. While GMI certification is still available, SGS will be transitioning to a Print Quality Qualification process that will have less process scrutiny. You can find out more by contacting SGS Vice President of Global Color & Print Quality Management Cheryl Johnson at cheryl.johnson [at] sgsco.com.