August 18 - 22, 2014

G7 Expert/Professional Training - Mexico

Grupo Gama Impresores / Pascual Orozco #53, Col. San Miguel Iztacalco, México, D.F., C.P.


Date: August 18-22, 2014
Host: Standard Color / IDEAlliance-Mexico
Training Type: Offset & Flexographic

NOTE: This is a 5 day training, with 1 day of additional content focused specifically on flexographic application. This session will be taught in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

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This G7 Training will include a blend of lab instruction and lecture where you will learn how to apply the G7 method to achieve the highest quality color output on both offset and digital presses. The G7 Training is a theory based program and can be applied to any print process.

The G7 Methodology will be demonstrated across various digital output devices.

Grupo Gama Impresores
Pascual Orozco #53, Col. San Miguel Iztacalco
México, D.F., C.P. 08650

Ms Mariana Sierra,, +52 (55) 6588-9326
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Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm

English with simultaneous interpretation to Spanish.

G7® is IDEAlliance’s industry-leading set of specifications for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. G7 is a specification and is listed as Technical Report (TR) 015 in ANSI/CGATS.  Download the G7 TR015 Specification

A G7 Expert is an expert in the field of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment. A G7 Expert is able to analyze color and print related issues and take corrective action to bring systems and processes in control to a set method, standard or specification with repeatable predictable results. Certification is valid for 2 years. G7 Experts must remain employed with an IDEAlliance Member Company to maintain their G7 Expert status.

A G7 Professional is generally an in-house quality/technical professional. Certification is valid for 2 years. A G7 Professional must be employed by an IDEAlliance Network Company or an IDEAlliance Member Company to maintain their G7 Professional status.

G7 Certified Systems will be demonstrated during the training course, a list of these systems can be found HERE. IDEAlliance does not endorse any one system. A method of calibrating G7 by hand (The Fan Graph Method) is reviewed during the training course and all materials related to this calibration are available free of charge and are part of the course handouts.

More information on G7 Certification can be found at:

Please contact IDEAlliance-Mexico for regional cancelation policy.


Steve Smiley
SmileyColor & Assoc. LLC

Specialty: Flexographic Print

Steve Smiley is a 35-year veteran from Print, Pre-Media and Packaging Brand Solutions. Working with numerous major consumer product companies, printers and suppliers he has developed tools to assure brand consistency throughout the world.  SmileyColor & Associates LLC - a solutions provider working with CPCs and their supply chain providing process control audits to ISO standards aligning supply chain partners. Using G7 and PCC training along with ISO standards allow audits to assure consistent results globally. As a Brand Manager Steve has developed the tools for physical and digital standards to define common ingredients and aims across supply chain partners, along with supporting documents ISO 17972-4 CxF X4. Steve is the Chair of IDEAlliance’s Print Properties and Colorimetric committee, Co-Chair of CGATS, Chair of GWG Colour Committee, US Expert to ISO WG2, WG3, WG4, WG11 and WG13; he is also an 10 year ICC member, Executive FQC Committee for the FTA, and an Advisory Board Member for Clemson University. He is the recipient of the Holzinger Award, FTA President Award, and the Clemson Top Cat Award.  Mr. Smiley has a degree in Photography.

Event Date

August 18 - 22, 2014

Grupo Gama Impresores

Pascual Orozco #53, Col. San Miguel Iztacalco, México, D.F., C.P. 08650
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G7 Expert Certification (good for two years)

  • 4-Day Training: US$2,000
  • G7 Expert Certification: US$500
  • IDEAlliance Membership Dues: annual Corporate rate US$1,400 and up or annual Consultant rate US$550 for independent certified Experts.
  • Recertification Review & Exam: US$300/every two years

G7 Professional Certification (good for two years)

  • 4-Day Training: US$2,000
  • G7 Professional Certification: $0 (n/a)
  • IDEAlliance Membership Dues: Network rate US$900/two years (US$450/annual) or annual Corporate rate US$1,400 and up.
  • Recertification Review & Exam: US$150/every two years

Training Only (no certification)

  • 4-Day Training: Corporate or Network Members US$2,000
  • 4-Day Training: Non-Members US$3,000

Fees above do NOT include travel and expenses.

More Infromation on G7 Certification can be found at: