May 11, 2021
Amanda Kliegl, Vice President of PR
PRINTING United Alliance
Registration now open, with nine new opportunities for G7 Training and Certification across multiple time zones and in multiple languages
Fairfax, Va. and Alexandria, Va. — Idealliance, a division of PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive printing and graphic arts association in North America; has released its expanded schedule of upcoming G7 Expert Training and Certification courses that are open to all global registrants. These multi-day, live training events equip participants with the knowledge, experience, and ability to implement and manage G7, color management, and process control across all four-color (CMYK) print technology. With nine new opportunities to choose from, spanning multiple time zones and being offered in English, Spanish, and Mandarin/Cantonese, these trainings benefit global audiences. Course registration is available online and with discounts for current Idealliance members at idealliance.org/g7training.
“Brands and print buyers demand consistency and color quality, regardless of where in the world or how their products are printed,” says Jordan Gorski, executive director, Idealliance. “The continued demand for training around the world is helping to drive the global growth of the G7 methodology — which is the leading color initiative in print consistency and near neutral appearance across all print applications.
“Participants in this training, with the extensive package of learning and continued support available for G7 Experts & Professionals, are proven industry leaders able to align their supply chain, and optimize graphic, print, and packaging workflows to drive visual consistency with G7 and the most effective approaches for color management and process control. We encourage any companies involved in color quality and management to sign up for a course since there is a training for everyone.”
The Value of G7 Expert CertificationG7 Expert training features leading print technology, workflows, and solutions, to give participants the experience and ability to implement and replicate the processes in their own facilities, using their own technology — allowing them to meet the needs of leading global brands and print buyers who specify G7 as part of their supply chain. Each training is led by a certified Idealliance G7 Expert Trainer. Several upcoming events are hosted with OEM partners, such as Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division, Siegwerk, and Konica Minolta Business Solutions.
G7 Expert Training ScheduleThe expanded list of upcoming courses and dates are as follows:
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online: May 24-28
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online - in Spanish: May 26-28
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online - Hosted by Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division: June 21-25
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online – in Mandarin / Cantonese: June 29-July 2
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online - Idealliance Australia: July 19-23
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online - Hosted by Siegwerk: July 26-30
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online - Idealliance Mexico: Aug. 11-13
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online - Hosted by Konica Minolta Business Solutions: Aug. 23-27
G7 Expert Certification LIVE Online: Sept. 20-24
G7 Expert Certification LIVE In-Person! At PRINTING United (Orlando, Fla.): Oct. 4-6
Who Should Attend the G7 Expert CoursesCourses are open to all color management and process control experts, content, and media creators, press operators and pressroom supervisors, prepress supervisors and technicians, quality assurance managers, printing hardware and software technology providers, brands and brand owners, leading print and packaging consultants, and anyone who manages color quality around the world. Class size is limited to ensure direct support by Idealliance’s certified G7 Expert trainer and technical staff.
What to Expect from an Idealliance G7 Expert Certification Course
Training access includes a sample kit distributed to every participant containing test forms commonly used for G7 press calibration and G7 Master Facility Qualification. Registration also includes free access for one year to Idealliance’s leading Color Management Professional Fundamentals Online Training and Certification (regularly $309) as a foundation of color theory, print standards and color management best practices, for all involved in their journey to accomplish G7 certification.
Certified G7 Experts include representatives from major global brands, OEMs such as Canon Solutions America, X-Rite, suppliers such as Elif Global, and more. By earning G7 Expert certification, these companies are now globally recognized G7 Experts, and are certified and licensed to manage the most critical factors of business performance and profitability for the print and packaging supply chain.
Registration for G7 Expert TrainingIdealliance members receive exclusive reduced registration rates. Learn more about becoming an Idealliance member at www.idealliance.org and save on all Idealliance training, including G7 Expert certification. To register for any of these sessions, or for questions, please visit idealliance.org/g7training.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.