G7+ Expert Certification May 21-23 in Clifton, NJ

May. 21, 2024 - May. 23, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST



G7+ Live Training hosted by PRINTING United Alliance and Sandy Alexander, in Clifton, NJ, featuring live, instructor-led, hands-on training. G7+ Trainer Don Hutcheson will lead this live in-person training focusing on G7+ based print and packaging applications, G7+ 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 Certification & Training

Training consists of a variety of components, including lectures & slides with open discussions, press runs and print calibration, 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 May 21, 2024: 8:30am – 5:00pm ET
  • Wednesday May 22, 2024: 8:30am – 5:00pm ET
  • Thursday May 23, 2024: 8:30am – 4:00pm ET

Training Agenda Available Here

Training Info

G7+ Expert certification 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 the G7+ methodology among industry peers and collaboration to facilitate training and hands-on experience in a live production environment.

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

Training Location

Sandy Alexander Headquarters - 200 Entin Road, Clifton, New Jersey 07014 

Materials to Help You Prepare

With training 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 and eventually 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 PRINTING United Alliance'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 PRINTING United Alliance's G7+ 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


Don Hutcheson President HutchColor, LLC


May. 21 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Day 1
  • Registration
  • Course Overview and Introductions
  • Introduction to G7+?
    • What is G7+, and why was it developed?
  • G7+ vs. G7 Shared Benefits vs. Legacy TVI calibration
  • Technical principles
    • G7+ Tonality
    • G7+ Gray balance
    • G7+ High-density smoothing (HDS)
May. 22 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Day 2
  • Review of Day 1 with Q&A
  • G7+ Process Control aims
    • Using G7+ in daily production to manage print output
  • Calibrating to G7+ specifications
  • G7+ In production workflows
    • Loading curves in RIPs, DFEs, print servers, etc.
  • G7+ verification and tolerances
  • Lunch (1 Hour On-Site)
  • G7+ for Different Print Processes
    • Calibration
    • Process control
  • Print standards and specifications
    • Leveraging G7 and G7+ to align with standards and specifications required by print buyers and global supply chains
  • G7+ and Color Management
May. 23 2024
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Day 3
  • Review of Day 2 with Q & A
  • G7+ for Pre-press and Creative Workflows
  • Lighting and Viewing vs. measuring color
  • G7+ for Extended Gamut Printing
  • Lunch (1 Hour On-Site)
  • Managing expectations
    • Real-world printing variations. Customer education. Understanding G7+’s capabilities and limitations.
  • The G7+ Master program
    • Supporting leading print service providers in becoming G7 Master Qualified printers.
  • Review All Materials
    • In preparation for the web-based G7+ Expert Examination
  • Final Adjourn


Jordan Gorski Executive Director (703) 837-1096