Agfa to Host IDEAlliance's Digital Wide- and Grand-Format G7 Training Sessions
ATLANTA—November 18, 2015—Agfa Graphics and IDEAlliance are partnering once again to offer an intensive three-day G7 training course on digital wide- and grand-format printing. The G7 Expert/Professional training program is being held at the Agfa/Pitman Digital Imaging Customer Center in City of Industry, California (Walnut, California) from Dec. 1-3, 2015.
The training course gives participants G7 certification in the fields of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing. 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. 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. Participants are certified for two years for any print process.
"Brand marketers are looking for consistent color across all output devices whether wide-format, flexo, or offset. G7 achieves that," said Brian Kirkham, director, Expert Services, Agfa Graphics, North America. "G7 certification sets PSPs apart and establishes their expertise in color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing."
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.
Developed by IDEAlliance, the G7 Expert/Professional training is a theory-based program that combines lab instruction and lectures that apply the G7 method on both offset and digital presses. The G7 training methodology will be demonstrated across various digital output devices, that may include Agfa Graphics' Jeti Titan HS and Anapurna 2500i (UV Inkjet), Epson's SureColor S50 and S70 (Eco-Solvent Inkjet), HP's L26500 (Latex Inkjet) and HP's DesignJet Z6200 (Aqueous Inkjet).
The event is being held at the Agfa/Pitman Digital Imaging Customer Center from Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 2 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) through Thursday Dec. 3 (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at 21908 East Valley Boulevard City of Industry, CA 91789 (GPS: Walnut, CA). Registration is required. For more information, pricing and to register, please contact Ms. Illeny Maaza at (703) 837-1096 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
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 2,620 million euros in 2014.
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 Company
Pitman, an Agfa Graphics company, 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. Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable.
Source: Agfa Graphics.