RIT Formally Launches Printing Standards Audit Certification
To support print facilities in preparation for the PSA Printing Standards Audit, IDEAlliance has announced the G7 Process Control and Conformance Program (G7 PCC) as an extension of the G7 Master program. The G7 PCC program is serving as a foundational tool to prepare for the PSA Certification Program, designed in module format to serve the total media supply chain, including brand owners, creative agencies and print providers.
David Steinhart, president and CEO of IDEAlliance, said, “With PSA and G7 PCC Certification, our organizations are fulfilling an industry need that our members have expressed to us for the past several years, the need for comprehensive process control training and an independent audit program. IDEAlliance is committed to making specifications and developing standards that are relevant to industry needs and global in scope. RIT shares this commitment and is deeply involved in developing such specifications and standards. PSA Certification increases the value of these standards by providing the print supply chain with a highly visible independent mechanism for recognizing printers who conform to them.”
Frank Cost, interim dean of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, added: “The PSA initiative embodies the best features of an academic-industry collaboration. It leverages RIT’s objectivity, scholarship and academic excellence in research to offer the printing industry an impartial assessment of standards conformance that it can genuinely trust.”
For more information, go to http://printlab.rit.edu/psa-info/.
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