G7 Expert Certification February 20-22 in Phoenix, AZ

Feb. 20, 2024 - Feb. 22, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST



G7® Live Training hosted by Idealliance and Mutoh in Phoenix, AZ, featuring live, instructor-led, hands-on training. G7® Expert Trainer Jim Raffel will lead this live in-person training focusing on G7-based print and packaging applications and G7 integration, maintenance, and process control across all print and proofing applications. Attendees will receive an extensive practical hands-on demonstration and collaboration to earn certification as G7 Experts.

About G7 Expert Live Virtual Certification & Training

Training consists of a variety of components, including lectures & 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 utilizing their color management tools and solutions alongside the trainer, but it is not required.

Training Schedule

  • Tuesday February 20, 2024: 9:00am – 5:00pm MT
  • Wednesday February 21, 2024: 9:00am – 5:00pm MT
  • Thursday February 22, 2024: 9:00am – 5:00pm MT

Training Info

G7 Expert Certification LIVE training is specially designed for hands-on, experience-driven learning alongside the instructor. This interactive training takes place over three consecutive days. It allows for work and integration of your learning on your own time and additional time for questions and activities during the live sessions.

  • Training is open to all participants.
  • Language: English
  • Participants must attend in person to participate in training and earn certification.


Training Location


Mutoh Headquarters - 4405 E Baseline Rd. Suite 120, Phoenix, Arizona 85042

Materials to Help You Prepare

When you sign up, you will receive a library of print resources so you can participate in 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 before 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.

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


Please contact Jordan Gorski, Executive Director - Idealliance if you need any assistance. Email: jgorski@idealliance.org

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


Jim Raffel Consultant/Certified Trainer/CEO ColorCasters, LLC


Sep. 27 2022
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Day 1

08:30 - Registration & Coffee

09:00 - Course Overview & Introduction

09:15 - About G7 Expert, G7 Professional, & G7 Master Programs

09:30 - Lecture: G7 Theory and Benefits (includes overview of CIELab and ICC profiling)

10:15 - Break

10:30 - Lecture: G7 Calibration Principles (step-by-step details of G7 calibration methods)

12:00 - Lunch (1 hour on-site)

13:00 - Lecture: G7 Calibration Principles (continued)

14:45 - Break

15:00 - Lab: Live proofer calibration and verification

16:00 - Lab: Make a color-managed G7 proof (create color-managed proof over a base soft G7 calibration)

17:00 - Adjourn

Sep. 28 2022
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Day 2

08:30 - Arrival & Coffee

08:45 - Review of Day 1 - Q&A

09:15 - Lecture: G7 and Color Management (Using G7 to enhance accuracy and efficiency of an ICC workflow)

10:30 - Break

10:45 - Live Demo: Calibrating & Profiling a Digital Press (Using various characterization targets and software. Compensating, if necessary, for paper color variations, measuring anomalies, etc.)

11:45 - Live Demo: Simulating GRACoL (or other CRPC) (Converting files from GRACoL or SWOP to a custom digital press profile in RIP or Photoshop. Deciding the appropriate rendering intent, etc.

12:00 - Lunch (1 hour on-site)

13:00 - Live Demo: Verifying Press or Proof Accuracy (Measuring the color-managed P@P and IT8.7/4 targets. Numeric comparison in various software.

14:15 - Break

14:30 - Lecture: G7 Compliance

15:00 - Lecture: Press Calibration & G7 Press Control (Focused on digital but applicable to all printing methods. Includes calculating custom target CIELab values for actual stock color by SCCA method.

16:00 - 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.

17:00 - Adjourn

Sep. 29 2022
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Day 3

08:30 - Arrival and Coffee

08:45 - Review of Day 2 - Q&A

09:15 - Lecture: Manual Graph Paper Method (Calculating G7 curves by the legacy graph paper method - PowerPoint slides, not a live demonstration)

10:30 - Break

10:45 - Lecture / Demo: G7 in the Pre-press Workflow (integrating G& and color management in a complete workflow - Photoshop settings - handling incoming files - accurate soft proofing setup, etc.)

11:30 - Discussion: Being a G7 Expert of G7 Professional (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.

12:00 - Lunch

13:00 - Managing Expectations (Real world printing variations. Customer education. Horror stories from the trenches. Understanding G7's capabilities and limitations).

14:00 - Review All Materials (In preparation for web-based G7 Expert/Professional examination).

15:00 - Final Adjourn


Jordan Gorski Executive Director (703) 837-1096