G7 Expert Certification Live at PRINTING United Expo Oct. 17–19 in Atlanta, GA

Oct. 17, 2023 - Oct. 19, 2023 • 12:00 PM EST




G7® Live In-Person Training hosted by Idealliance as part of PRINTING United Expo featuring live, instructor led hands-on training. G7® Expert Trainer Ron Ellis as well as G7 Expert Trainer Chuck Schonert, and a team of leading print production experts will lead this live in-person hands-on focused training for G7 based print and packaging applications, and G7 integration, maintenance, and process control across all print and proofing applications. Attendees will receive extensive practical hands-on demonstration and collaboration to earn certification as G7 Experts. Registrants also receive free VIP admission to the PRINTING United Expo.

About G7 Expert Live In-Person Certification & Training

Training consists of a variety of components, including lecture & slides with open discussions, press runs and print calibration simulations, and hands-on analysis. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in hands-on activities by bringing and utilizing their color management tools and solutions, but not required.

Training Schedule

1. Tuesday Oct. 17, 2023: 12:00pm – 5:00pm ET
2. Wednesday Oct. 18, 2023: 8:00am – 5:00pm ET
4. Thursday Oct. 19, 2023: 8:00am – 12:00pm ET

Training Info

G7 Expert Certification LIVE In-Person training is specially designed for in-person hands-on experience driven learning. This interactive training takes place over three consecutive days as part of the PRINTING United Expo. It allows for work and integration of your learning on your own time, and additional time for questions and activities during the live sessions. Registrants will attend G7 Training prior to the PRINTING United Expo, and also be able to attend the Expo with included VIP access.

  • Location: Georgia Wolrd Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Training is open to all international participants
  • Language: English
  • Participants must attend onsite to participate in training and earn certification.

Materials to Help You Prepare

When you sign up, you will receive a library of print resources so you can participate during the instructor-led hands-on activities. Downloadable production resource materials such as G7 test forms help you learn how to implement G7 in your facility to obtain G7 Master qualification. You will also receive access to the extensive online training library including on-demand training recordings to view to support your continued growth as a G7 Expert.

Register early for complimentary access to Idealliance's Color Management Professional® Fundamentals online training, provided in advance of the live training.

Seats are limited. Register Now

Seats are limited to ensure direct support by Idealliance's certified G7 Expert trainer & technical staff. Register now to reserve your seat.

Health & Safety Policy

Schedule subject to change. Course content and order may be altered. Cancellations are not available for this event.

WHO'S THIS FOR: Printer, press, prepress/premedia operators, graphic designers, solution providers, brand managers, quality assurance personnel, process engineers or Lean professionals


Ron Ellis G7 Expert Trainer Ron Ellis Consulting


Oct. 17 2023
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM DAY 1

12:00 pm: Registration & Refreshments

12:30 pm: Course Overview & Introductions

12:45 pm: About G7 Expert, G7 Professional, & G7 Master Programs

1:00 pm: Lecture: G7 Theory and Benefits. Includes overview of CIELab and ICC profiling

2:15 pm: Break

2:30 pm: Lecture: G7-Calibration Principles.
Step-by-step details of G7 calibration methods

4:00 pm: Lab - Live Proofer Calibration and Verification Including How to Make a Color-managed G7 Proof.
Create color-managed proof over a base soft G7 calibration.

5:00 pm: Adjourn

Oct. 18 2023
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM DAY 2

8:00 am: Arrival & Review of Day 1 - Q&A

9:00 am: Lecture: G7 and Color Management
Using G7 to enhance accuracy and efficiency of an ICC workflow.

10:00 am: LIVE DEMO: Simulating GRACoL
(or other RPC) Converting files from GRACoL (or SWOP) to a custom digital press profile in RIP or Photoshop. Deciding the appropriate rendering intent, etc.

11:00 am: LIVE DEMO: Calibrating & Profiling a Digital Press – BREAKOUT. Using various characterization targets and software. Compensating (if necessary) for paper color variations, measuring anomalies, etc.

12:00 pm: Lunch (1 Hour On-Site)

1:00 pm: LIVE DEMO: Verifying Press or Proof Accuracy – BREAKOUT
Measuring the color-managed P2P and IT8.7/5 targets during live press and proof production. Comparing and analyzing results.

2:00 pm: LIVE DEMO: Press Calibration & G7 Press Control – BREAKOUT
Live print production featuring offset, digital, wide format, and textile printing methods. Includes calculating custom target CIELab values for actual stock color by SCCA method.

3:00 pm: Lecture: G7 Compliance

4:00 pm: Lecture / Discussion: G7 Quality Control (Press & Proof)
Using G7 in daily production. Printing to numbers vs. printing to the proof.Analyzing proof / press accuracy with IT8.7/4, P2P and ISO 12647-7 targets. Tolerances and process control discussion.

5:00 pm: Adjourn

Oct. 19 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM DAY 3

8:00 am: Arrival and Breakfast

8:45 am: Review of Day 2 - Q&A

9:15 am: Lecture: Implementing G7
Calculating G7 curves using workflow solutions for your print production (PowerPoint slides, not a live demonstration).

10:30 am: Break

10:45 am: Lecture / Demo: G7 in the Pre-Press Workflow
Integrating G7 and color management in a complete workflow – Photoshop settings – handling incoming files – accurate soft proofing setup, etc.

11:30 am: Discussion: Being a G7 Expert & Review
How can G7 best support your business model? Does G7 offer any potential quality or cost advantages to you and/or your clients? How would you take G7 to the field? The G7 Master application process & preparation for the web-based G7 Expert Examination

12:00 pm: Final Adjourn


Jordan Gorski Executive Director (703) 837-1096