IDEAlliance Launches G7 Process Control & Conformance Program

CHICAGO—May 27, 2011—IDEAlliance announced the G7 Process Control & Conformance Program (G7PCC) as an extension of the G7 Master Program. This groundbreaking qualification program is designed to build on the momentum of the IDEAlliance G7 Master Program, which to-date has qualified more than 860 companies worldwide.

The G7PCC program provides the next level of learning, productivity tools and techniques necessary for creative, premedia and print professionals to drive efficiencies in day-to-day operations. In addition, the G7PCC program is serving as a foundational tool to prepare for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Printing Standards Audit (PSAsm) Certification Program, launching June 2011.

The G7PCC program is designed in module format to serve the total media supply chain, including brand owners, creative agencies and print providers. The program consists of a mixture of on-site training, assessment and compliance analysis. Upon successful completion of the G7PCC program, the participating site will receive a certificate of qualification and a comprehensive binder of user documents and reference material.

The program will also include continued assessment of conformance over time. The training program, delivered by IDEAlliance G7PCC Certified Experts, fully complies with the latest print specifications and industry standards. Modules for printers will include process control fundamentals, trending, and methods of adapting G7 for non-standard print conditions. Modules for brand owners and creatives will focus on specifying, measuring and communicating color for those buying and designing for print.

President and CEO of IDEAlliance, David Steinhardt, remarked, “Industry leaders such as IDEAlliance and RIT are the logical authorities to bring forth a qualification and certification program that supports standards and ensures an impartial program that both educates and audits.” Joe Fazzi, Vice President, Media Production Technologies for IDEAlliance stated, “Brand owners, agencies and print providers are eager for a process control and conformance program that manages expectations across the supply chain.”