Agfa to Host IDEAlliance’s Digital Wide-/Grand-Format G7 Training Session in City of Industry, CA

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ—August 7, 2014—Agfa Graphics and IDEAlliance have partnered to offer an intensive three-day course this September on digital wide- and grand-format printing with the G7 Expert/Professional Training program.

At the end of the three-day course, participants will become G7 certified in the fields of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing. The program is ideal for digital and offset press operators, pressroom and prepress supervisors and technicians, quality assurance managers, and printing equipment suppliers and vendors.

Developed by IDEAlliance, the G7 Expert/Professional training is a theory-based program that combines lab instruction and lectures for applying the G7 method on both offset and digital presses. The program certifies participants for two years and can be applied to any print process.

The event takes place Tuesday, September 9th and Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 11t from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Pitman Digital Imaging Customer Center located at 21908 East Valley Boulevard, City Of Industry, CA 91789.

“Printers who achieve G7 training from certified G7 Experts can become qualified as G7 Master qualified print providers,” said Larry D’Amico, vice president digital imaging, Agfa Graphics. “We recommend this course for those who are serious about achieving the highest levels of their craft and who want to provide the highest quality to their customers.”

Leading the program is HutchColor’s Don Hutcheson, the inventor of G7 and an instructor with more than 40 years’ experience in photography, design, prepress, printing and color science. Hutcheson’s methodologies helped create today’s printing and proofing standards.

In addition to lectures and discussions, there will be live demonstrations on various printing devices, including UV inkjet (Jeti Titan HS and Anapurna M2540 FB), Eco-Solvent inkjet (Epson SureColor S50 and S70), Latex inkjet (HP L26500), and Aqueous inkjet (Epson 7900 and HP DesignJet Z6200).

Registration is required. To get pricing information and other details about the event and to register, please contact Illeny Maaza at (703) 837-1096 or or please visit:

About G7

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.

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa Healthcare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,865 million euros in 2013.

About Agfa Graphics

Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management.

Agfa Graphics is a worldwide leader with its computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems for commercial and packaging printing and the newspaper publishing markets.

Agfa Graphics is rapidly developing its position in the new segments of industrial inkjet with comprehensive solutions for various applications such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for developing a complete assortment of high-quality inks.

About Pitman, An Agfa Co.

Pitman, An Agfa Co., collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries.

Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists, and unparalleled service excellence.

Source: Agfa Graphics.

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