August 16 - 18, 2016

G7 Expert/Professional Training - Xerox

Xerox - Gil Hatch Center for Customer Innovation / Xerox Bldg 209, Mitcheldean Drive, Webster, NY

    

Date: August 16-18, 2016
Host: Xerox
Training Type: Standard

TRAINING DETAILS
The G7 Training is a theory-based program, offering a blend of lab instruction and lecture on how to apply the G7 method on on any type of printing process. The G7 Training is a theory based program and can be applied to any print process.

DEMONSTRATED ON
The G7 Methodology will be demonstrated across various digital output devices that may include: Xerox® iGen® 5 Press, Fiery and FreeFlow Print Servers, Epson proofing system

HOST LOCATION
Gil Hatch Center for Customer Innovation
800 Phillips Road, Building 209
Webster, NY 14580
Reception Desk: 585-422-6303
Host Site Contacts: Michael Riebesehl & Mike Gass

TRAINING SCHEDULE
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 4pm
Laptops are welcome but not necessary. Please bring a flash drive. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Digital press operators, offset press operators, pressroom supervisors, prepress supervisors and technicians, quality assurance managers, and printing equipment suppliers.

ABOUT G7®
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. G7 is a specification and is listed as Technical Report (TR) 015 in ANSI/CGATS. Download the G7 TR015 Specification.

G7 is...

  1. A method where all print has a similar appearance
  2. Used to consistently hit clients’ color targets
  3. Designed to align all devices, substrates, and inks
  4. An ANSI/CGATS specication for targeting gray balance

A G7 Expert is an expert in the field of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment. A G7 Expert is able to analyze color and print related issues and take corrective action to bring systems and processes in control to a set method, standard or specification with repeatable predictable results. Certification is valid for 2 years. G7 Experts must remain employed with an IDEAlliance Member Company to maintain their G7 Expert status.

A G7 Professional is generally an in-house quality/technical professional. Certification is valid for 2 years. A G7 Professional must be employed by an IDEAlliance Network Company or an Idealliance Member Company to maintain their G7 Professional status.

G7 Certified Systems will be demonstrated during the training course, a list of these systems can be found HERE. Idealliance does not endorse any one system. A method of calibrating G7 by hand (The Fan Graph Method) is reviewed during the training course and all materials related to this calibration are available free of charge and are part of the course handouts.

More Infromation on G7 Certification can be found at: http://www.idealliance.org/certifications/g7-expert/professional.

OPTIONAL PREREQUISITE
Test your knowledge! To ensure that you are adequately prepared for the upcoming G7 Training course, Idealliance has made its online Color Management Professional (CMP) Fundamentals Course available at no cost to all registered attendees. The CMP Fundamentals Course is a series of 12 online video lessons encompassing approximately 4.5 hours of education, covering the fundamental principles of color management. Successful completion of the CMP Fundamentals Course will certify you as a Color Management Professional, with listing in the database of Idealliance Certified Professionals. We strongly recommend that you complete this course prior to the G7 Training.

CERTIFICATION EXAM
The certification exam is conducted online through the Idealliance course site. Once you complete the classroom course you will have access to the exam. Access is typically for 10 days begining the last day of class, with 2 attempts to pass (90% or better for G7 Expert, 80% or better for G7 Professional). You must pass the exam to become certified. (Additional attempts are available with a small fee.)

Following the exam close date, allow approximately 2 weeks to receive your certificate and logos via email.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancel 21 days or more prior to event start date for a 100% refund.
  • Cancel within 21 days of event start date for a partial refund of 50% of the registration fee.
  • No refunds or transfers for no-shows or cancellations within 10 days of event start date.
  • Cancel and transfer to another event one time within 12 months of the initial registration date, no fee.
  • Additionally, if the CMP Fundamentals course has been accessed it must be paid for in full to complete and receive certification.
  • Events may be cancelled by Idealliance at any time, in this case a full refund of registration fees or transfer to another event is offered.

INSTRUCTOR & INVENTOR
Don Hutcheson
HutchColor

www.hutchcolor.com

With more than 40 years of experience in photography, design, prepress, printing and color science, Don Hutcheson has pioneered many techniques we now take for granted, like RGB workflows, soft proofing, extended-gamut printing and digital proofing.

In 1995 he started the world’s first color management consultancy, HutchColor, LLC, to bring the concept of ICC color management to professional graphic users. Today he continues to train the world’s top printers, publishers, agencies, photographers and designers through private consulting and public conferences.

In 2006 as chair of the IDEAlliance GRACoL committee Don used his own Proof-to-Press calibration method (now known as “G7®”)to produce the current GRACoL and SWOP data sets. Since then G7 has made standardized printing and proofing easier and more accessible to thousands of printers and print buyers world-wide.

Event Date

August 16 - 18, 2016

Xerox - Gil Hatch Center for Customer Innovation

Address: 
Xerox Bldg 209, Mitcheldean Drive, Webster, NY 14580
Phone: 
585-423-5090
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Airport & Hotel

EVENT ADDRESS
Gil Hatch Center for Customer Innovation
800 Phillips Road, Building 209
Webster, NY 14580
Reception Desk: 585-422-6303

CLOSEST AIRPORTS
Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) - apx 20 miles/25 mins

AREA HOTEL
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
(2 miles from the Gil Hatch Center)
860 Holt Road
Webster, NY 14580
www.hiexpress.com/websterny
Reserve By Phone: 585-872-0900 or 888-465-4329
Reserve Online
Group Code: GXE
Rate: $82.00 + tax/night/1 king room (room block & discount good through Monday August 1)
Amenities include a heated, indoor pool, relaxing whirlpool spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 24-hour convenience store and the Express Start hot breakfast bar.
A complimentary shuttle within three miles of the hotel, based on the shuttle availability including to and from the training facility. Airport transportation may also be available to/from training facility. Accessible transportation is available with advanced notice. Make sure to request the shuttle service when reserving your room.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

From the West and South:
• From the airport: Take 390 South, to 590 North, to 104 East, Exit Phillips Road
• From The Lodge at Woodcliff: Take Rt. 96, to 490 West, to 590 North, to 104 East, Exit Phillips Road.
• Downtown: Take 490 East to 590 Norhth, to 104 East, Exit Phillips Road.
• NYS Thruway (90): Take Rt 90 east to exit 46. Take 390 North, to 590 North, to 104 East, Exit Phillips Road.
• The Gil Hatch Center for Customer Innovation is building #209.

From the East:
• NYS Thruway (90): Take Rt. 90 west to exit 45. Take 490 West, to 590 North, to 104 East, Exit Phillips Road.
• Rt.104 - Take Rt. 104 West to Salt Rd. Take a right off the exit.Turn left, Mitcheldean.
• The Gil Hatch Center for Customer Innovation is building #209.

 


 

About GRACoL Plus

ABOUT GRACoL® Plus
To-date, GRACoL2006 has proven highly effective for general commercial printing, enabling consistent, accurate reproduction of a wide range of colors. However GRACoL’s color gamut is noticeably smaller than other printing methods like ink-jet, gravure and flexo, which puts GRACoL printers at a disadvantage when high color saturation is required.

To increase the appeal of offset to a wider audience, IDEAlliance is developing a program called “GRACoL Plus”. GRACoL Plus is a methodology by which the printed gamut of a 4-color offset press can be expanded while maintaining G7 compliance.

The intent of GRACoL Plus is to develop a simple, economical approach to expanded gamut CMYK offset printing that compliments conventional GRACoL. The IDEAlliance GRACoL Plus program provides standardized characterization data, ICC profiles, training, and promotional outreach to help printers and print buyers take advantage of the expanded gamut of GRACoL Plus.

This special G7 Expert / Professional Training Event will:

  • Target GRACoL Plus instead of GRACoL solid ink values
  • Identify practical solid CIELAB (or density) target values that maximize the gamut extension benefits without unwanted side-effects
  • Compare the gamut achieved with standard GRACoL data
  • Demonstrate the gamut improvement of FM screening compared to AM
  • Prepare a new ICC profile made from GRACoL Plus characterization data
  • Show how GRACoL Plus can simulate a larger number of special inks and corporate brand colors

TRAINING DETAILS
This G7 Training will include a blend of lab instruction and lecture where you will learn how to apply the G7 method to achieve the highest quality color output on both offset and digital presses. The G7 Training is a theory based program and can be applied to any print process.

Cost & Membership

G7 Expert Certification (good for two years)

  • 3-Day Training: $2,000
  • G7 Expert Certification: $500
  • Idealliance Membership Dues: annual Corporate rate $1,425 and up or annual Consultant rate $550 for independent certified Experts.
  • Recertification Review & Exam: $300/every two years

G7 Professional Certification (good for two years)

  • 3-Day Training: $2,000
  • G7 Professional Certification: $0 (n/a)
  • Idealliance Membership Dues: Network rate $900/two years ($450/annual) or annual Corporate rate $1,425 and up.
  • Recertification Review & Exam: $150/every two years

Training Only (no certification)

  • 3-Day Training: Corporate or Network Members $2,000
  • 3-Day Training: Non-Members $3,000

Recertification G7 Experts or Professionals (good for two years)

  • 3-Day Training: $1,200 (YOU MUST CALL AND REGISTER BY PHONE TO GET THIS RATE)
  • Idealliance Membership Dues: annual Corporate rate $1,425 and up or annual Consultant rate $550 for independent certified Experts, or annual Network rate $450 (G7 Professionals only).
  • Recertification Review & Exam: $300/every two years

Fees above do NOT include travel and expenses.

More Infromation on G7 Certification can be found HERE.

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