IDEAlliance to Host G7 Summit at Graph Expo 2014

Free event to offer latest best practices in print production

[Alexandria, Virginia – July 29, 2014] With more than 1,100 print service providers qualified in its G7 Master program, from 17 countries around the world, the IDEAlliance G7 methodology is used by the world’s leading print service providers to ensure they provide their clients a consistent proof-to-press match. At the 2014 IDEAlliance G7 Summit, being held Monday, September 29, 2014, at Graph Expo in Chicago, IL, G7 experts and novices alike will come together to share and discover the latest developments in the G7 methodology, and most proven best practices in print production.

The G7 Summit will be led by the industry’s most experienced technology and process experts, who will share valued instruction designed for production operators and managers who operate a G7-based workflow, or are curious about G7 and the opportunities it may provide. Attendees will learn about breakthroughs involving expanded gamut and spot color control, and the latest standard set to change all we know about color management, M1. Sessions will also highlight best practices when applying the G7 Methodology in the areas of wide format, screen, digital, and flexo printing.

A highlight of the G7 Summit, international print leaders from China, Mexico, South Korea, and India will share their perspectives on opportunities in their respective markets, and the state of global specifications and standards. Additional speakers include; Ron Ellis, Ron Ellis Consulting LLC; David Hunter, Pilot Marketing Group; Don Hutcheson, HutchColor; Mike Ruff, Screen Print & Digital Consultant; Steve Smiley, Smileycolor & Associates LLC; and David Steinhardt, IDEAlliance.

There is no cost to attend the G7 Summit, but advance registration is required. Registration and event details can be found at For questions, contact Steve Ballinger at 612-280-9095 or email

About G7®
G7® is an internationally recognized methodology for calibrating printing presses and proofing systems to a common visual neutral grayscale appearance. G7 Masters are qualified print facilities having proven their capabilities of executing the G7 methodology by a certified G7 Expert. G7 Experts are skilled in the fields of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment, having attended and passed an IDEAlliance G7 Expert Training Course. IDEAlliance operates G7 programs globally and is a not-for-profit trade association, and the leading certifier of skills, systems, materials, and facilities required for state-of-the-art media production.

About IDEAlliance®
IDEAlliance® (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a global community of content and media creators, and their service providers, material suppliers, and technology partners. It identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows - from content creation through delivery. Through its active committees, educational conferences, webinars, training and certification programs, IDEAlliance provides its members the forum for the exchange of information that results in the creation of the media production industry's most valued standards. 703.837.1070

July 25, 2014