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The merger of industry associations Idealliance and Epicomm is now complete, effective today. The combined staff of the new Idealliance is now addressing both the management and technology needs of industry companies across the entire visual communications supply chain. "We are expanding our initiatives to advance industry innovation and transform business, striving to serve as an indispensable leader in defining the future of visual communications," says Idealliance President and CEO David Steinhardt.

ALEXANDRIA, VA—March, 20, 2008—IDEAlliance today announced that its GRACoL Committee is launching a new activity to assist printers in qualifying their presses for G7 Calibration. The new G7 press pre-qualification toolkit will provide guidelines and tools to help printers access the readiness of their press to undergo G7 calibration. Background After nearly two years of on-press G7-calibration experience on over 200 presses worldwide, the GRACoL Committee has learned some critical lessons. The first lesson was that G7 alone is not enough. Good printing techniques must be practiced on a daily basis if the true benefit of G7 is to be

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