Cutting-Edge Technique

G7 Certification

Freeport Press has been designated a G7® Master Printer by IDEAlliance, the non-profit industry organization that identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end ­digital media workflows. The G7 methodology includes cutting-edge techniques for dramatically improving print quality and consistency, calibrating proof-to-press and press-to-press with remarkable precision.

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What's the bottom line for you?

Brilliant Consistency

Vibrant Colors

High-Quality Print

High demand for color consistency, regardless of where or how something is printed, is a valid customer expectation. G7® calibration is an improved method for matching color across multiple devices, providing an industry-leading set of best practices for achieving gray balance. According to IDEAlliance, “G7® is a method defined by the Print Properties and Colorimetrics Working Group of IDEAlliance. The application of this method enables printers to reproduce a similar visual appearance across printing types and substrates.” G7® defines the components of an image that define a similar visual appearance to the human eye. Our implementation of G7 assures you that we are held to strict standards for consistent quality, and that all printed pieces will have a similar visual appearance when completed.

Our Process

Calibration of equipment and proofing systems is the instrumental piece to this system. The ‘G’ stands for the new calibrating Gray values and the ‘7’ is for the seven core colors in the ISO printing spectrum. (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Red, Green and Blue) You can be confident when working on a new marketing campaign that the vibrant colors seen at multiple locations will look visually similar.

Our team runs tighter-than-average process controls because of the specifications that must be followed. Color matching is checked on multiple levels, not just left to the human eye as the deciding factor, taking subjectivity out of the color matching equation.

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Environmentally Conscious

FSC Certification

We take our responsibility to the environment seriously. That’s why we’re determined to make our carbon footprint as small as it can be, and why we’ve implemented such a robust environmental policy.

Like all the paper suppliers we work with, we’re FSC®-certified, so your magazine can be produced using 100% guaranteed FSC®-certified paper, from forest to printed product.

Since our inks are soy-based, with an average of 65% bio-based renewable-resource content, our publishers are approved by The American ­Soybean Association to include the SoySeal in their magazines. And because our new presses run Gray Component Replacement on all work produced, we consume 15% less ink on every job.

We recycle all our paper waste, office waste, plastic and aluminum — more than 11.3 million pounds of paper waste and nearly 250,000 pounds of aluminum printing plates in 2020 alone. That’s enough to save. . .

Nearly 100,000 Trees

100,000 Oil Barrels

We’re also very careful about what we put into the environment. We own and operate a regenerative thermal pollution control unit that removes 98.5% of all VOCs. Once up to temperature, this self-­sustaining system uses the solvents in the printing process to fuel the burner, thus reducing the amount of natural gas consumed. We use ­FLOCLEAR etch and solvent filtration and recovery systems in our pressroom to reduce the number of gallons of wastewater produced, as well as the number of water-system cleaning cycles. We use soy-based, environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and detergents. And we even operate our own ­water treatment plant, capable of processing up to 10,000 gallons per day, to minimize the impact on our local community. Freeport Press became FSC® certified in January 2009. FSC® C006293

Pollution Control

Freeport Press currently owns and operates a facility-wide Regenerative Pollution Control device that operates at a 98.6 % level of VOC destructive efficiency.

Lower Ink Consumption

Our new presses run Gray Component Replacement (GCR) on all work produced, allowing us to consume 15% less ink on every job.

Waste water treatment

Freeport Press currently owns and operates its own 10,000 gallons per day wastewater treatment facility.

Recycled Paper

More than 11,000,000 pounds of paper are recycled per year through our environmental management program.

Soy-based inks

All standard inks used are soy-based. Soy is used as a carrier for the printing inks. For the production of soy ink, the soybean oil is blended with pigments, resins and waxes to make ink.

Recycled Aluminum

Nearly 250,000 aluminum printing plates are recycled each year through our environmental management program.

Cleaning supplies & detergents

All detergents consumed in manufacturing are soy-based and environmentally friendly.

Flow Clear

Our pressroom is equipped with an etch and solvent filtration and recovery system which reduces the number of gallons of wastewater produced as well as the number of water cleaning cycles.

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