John Stewart, Prepress Technical Service Advisor, G7 Expert

In our continued commitment to color management, Freeport Press is proud to announce that John Stewart, Prepress Technical Service Advisor, has completed his certification with Idealliance® as a G7 Expert. Having a G7 Expert on staff at Freeport Press shows the strong commitment from ownership to ensuring our customer’s brand color requirements are met. Freeport Press Inc will no longer need to rely on outside G7 Experts to oversee the G7 qualification process. Freeport Press Inc is committed to the G7 process all year long.

Congratulations John!

For over a decade, Freeport Press, Inc has maintained G7® Master Qualification, and, with the approval of their most recent application, they have been awarded the highest attainable level of certification—G7®Colorspace—for yet another year. Freeport Press, Inc joins a select group of print service providers who have successfully completed the training, examination, and qualification process of their print production procedures, validating their capabilities to the highest level of global industry standards and specifications.  

G7® is Idealliance’s industry-leading set of best practices for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. It is a global standard widely used to measure the color accuracy on any output device. G7 Master Status indicates that the facility has calibrated certain equipment and systems to G7 gray balance and neutral tone curves and is capable of reproducing a similar visual appearance across all printing types and substrates.  

Participants in the G7 program pride themselves on color management, process control, and maintaining production efficiency. With the help of certified G7 Experts and Professionals, who are trained in the industry-leading set of specifications for achieving gray balance, G7 Master Qualified Facilities align their print processes to ensure a neutral appearance across multiple devices. 

“We are extremely proud of our team for achieving G7 Master Qualification. It allows our organization to match a customer’s brand color requirements more precisely on a variety of printed products from any technology and application, everything from media and publications to packaging and labels is on brand,” says Joe Maciag, Quality Assurance and Prepress Manager of Freeport Press, Inc. “Our commitment to the G7 methodology is just one example of how we’re maximizing our performance to benefit our customers and we look forward to continuing to deliver the benefits that standardization brings to both our clients and our organization.” 

Idealliance® is dedicated to guiding media production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide.
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