FCL Graphics Attains G7 Master Qualification in Four Printing Processes
HARWOOD HEIGHTS, IL—May 14, 2012—FCL Graphics, a leading North American printer of marketing and direct mail materials, announced it has achieved G7 Master Printer Qualification in four key service categories: proofing, digital print, sheetfed and web offset. According to IDEAlliance, FCL is one of only two printing plants in the country to have G7 Master Qualification in all four of these key print services.
G7 is IDEAlliance’s industry-leading set of best practices for achieving gray balance, and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes.
“Many direct marketers and print buyers have struggled to maintain corporate colors and print characteristics across the range of printing presses and paper stocks available in the market,” said Michael Ford, president and CEO of FCL Graphics. “G7 methodology solves that problem by calibrating presses to an industry standard gray balance and neutral tonality defined by G7.
“By using G7 methodology, print products will look alike to the human eye regardless of the printing press or paper used. For print buyers and marketers who believe a visual color match is critical across print products, they should consider making G7 a buying requirement,” Ford added
“At FCL Graphics, we are proud to be one of only two U.S. printing plants qualified in all four key services. This means that FCL is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promises of G7 methodology because we have digital, sheetfed, half-web and full-web printing presses all under one roof,” Ford continued. “We can deliver consistent color whether we are printing a 500 copy run digital printing, or a 20 million copy web offset run. G7 allows us to deliver on the flexibility our customers want, with exacting quality using international print quality standards.”
FCL Graphics is a leading North American printer of marketing and direct mail materials. The company provides printing, finishing, mailing and related services to clients nationwide in a wide variety of markets including financial, manufacturing, insurance, retail, and publishing. Founded in 1973, and located just five minutes from O’Hare Airport in Chicago, FCL Graphics maintains one of the widest ranges and most powerful lineups of state-of-the-art, G7 Master Printer Qualified, digital, sheetfed, half- and full-web equipment under one roof. FCL Graphics ranks as one of the nation’s top direct mail providers.