Includes the NEW, Expanded G7 Training, covering Digital Print (Toner & Inkjet), Flexo, Offset, Textile & Wide Format, along with the latest across color management, standards, process control, viewing conditions & lighting, and everything you need to become a globally recognized G7 Expert!

Live In-Person G7 Training, as part of PRINTING United Expo, led by G7 Expert Trainers, Mr. Ron Ellis, Mr. Chuck Schonert, & Mr. Paul Happ.

Learn by a team of Idealliance G7® Expert Trainers Ron Ellis & Chuck Schonert, and Paul Happ, along with a team of leading print technology experts as part of the live demonstration and hands-on training available this October, in Atlanta, GA. October’s training will be a deep-dive into leading print & packaging production strategies, based on G7, used by color, print, packaging, and prepress experts around the world for complete print production alignment.


“G7 Experts are well rounded practitioners of color printing... The adoption of G7 (in our technology) has been a night to day difference .”

— John Thoburn, Canon

NEXT STEPS: Register to become a Certified G7® Expert!

Register for the upcoming live online training, led by G7 Expert Chuck Schonert and start your journey to become a leading industry expert, and globally recognized G7 Expert.

Dates: October 17 – 19, 2023
Learn More: Register here »

Registration Closes Friday, October 13th, 2023. Secure your seat before this class is full. 

About the Trainers: 

Chuck Schonert – G7 Expert Trainer, Idealliance Director of Research & Development

Chuck creates content for educational, information, and outreach platforms that serve the global graphic communications marketplace and acts as trainer, while also supporting Idealliance’s team of worldwide experts and trainers for ongoing educational programs. Chuck also guides development of best practices and standards domestically and globally through our community of working groups, industry groups, and ultimately ISO while maintaining the position of Idealliance’s Print Properties Committee as the preeminent global research and standard-development. Chuck has an extensive background in print production, print management, color management, and aligning this work across multiple print facilities, while also supporting new print technology testing & development, training, and implementation. Chuck has been incorporating G7 methodology in print production since 2007, and is an active member of the Print Properties Committee.

Ron Ellis – G7 Expert Trainer, BrandQ Expert Trainer, Chair of Idealliance Print Properties Committee & Global Print Supply Chain Expert

Ron Ellis is a consultant specializing in color management, automation and workflow integration. An Idealliace BrandQ Expert, BrandQ Expert Trainer, G7 Expert, G7 Process Control Expert, G7 Expert Trainer, and chair of the Print Properties Committee (PPC), and member of the Idealliance Advisory Council. Ron has performed hundreds of G7 training and calibrations. He has conducting training and consulting for a wide range of customers in Europe, Asia, and North America. Well versed in ISO standards, Ron specializes in creating and implementing working spaces for brands and agencies that allow them to work more efficiently with vendors, saving both time and money.

Paul Happ – G7 Expert Trainer, Ricoh Color Management, & Idealliance Print Properties Committee Member

Paul Happ is a Principal Consultant, Color Management for RICOH USA. In this role, he helps companies align their color strategies with their business goals. Regardless of environment – commercial printers, in-plants, publishing, or design houses – his passion is helping companies achieve greater value from their investments, improve profitability, increase quality, and automate productivity while delivering color accuracy and consistency. Paul has an extensive background with commercial printing in offset and digital environments, holding positions such as Prepress Technical Analyst and Prepress Manager, for companies such as FedEx Office and Deluxe Corporation. He was first introduced and implemented the G7 Methodology in 2007. After joining RICOH in 2012, he became an Idealliance Color Management Professional Master, Certified G7 Expert, and G7 Expert Trainer.

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G7® is the most sought-after certification in the world and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes.

Some benefits of G7 include:

  • G7 works across multiple presses, plants, and locations
  • G7 means reprints will always look the same
  • G7 gives one consistent tool for color calibration regardless of device

Not ready for G7 Expert Training?

Attend Color Management Professional® Fundamentals Online Training & Certification to start your journey as a leading color professional!

Training is available online, on-demand in multiple languages for leading global color management alignment. Register Here »

Certified professionals are listed in the Official Directory of Certified Color Management Professionals and are recognized around the world as trained & proficient on the latest industry standards and methodology for color management.

Participants include print & prepress technicians and managers, students, OEM technology providers, designers, print professionals and everyone who’s work relies on best practices for color management across graphic communications, print, packaging, and allied fields.

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