September 29, 2014

G7 Summit at Graph Expo 2014

McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL

Monday - September 29, 2014
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Graph Expo 2014
S104AB Lower Level South Hall

FREE TO ATTEND

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 

With more than 1,100 print service providers qualified in its G7 Master program, from 17 countries around the world, the IDEAlliance G7 methodology is used by the world’s leading print service providers to ensure they provide their clients a consistent proof-to-press match.

The 2014 IDEAlliance G7 Summit will provide the latest developments in the G7 methodology and the most proven best practices in print production. Our industry’s most experienced technology and process experts will share valuable insights and instruction, designed for both G7 novices and experienced premedia and print production professionals.

Get the latest in…

  • Expanded Gamut & G7
  • Breakthroughs in Spot Color Process Control
  • M1: Impact on Lighting, Measurement, & G7
  • Beyond Sheetfed: G7 for Wide Format, Screen, Digital, & Flexo
  • G7 Masters: New Training Requirements
  • The Future of G7: A Town Hall Discussion

PLUS: International print leaders will share perspectives on opportunities in the global print marketplace.

  • Brenda Pang, Advanced Printing Technology Centre, IDEAlliance China
  • Hye-Jeong Ahn, Graphics World, IDEAlliance Korea
  • Mariana Sierra, Standard Color, S.A. DE C.V., IDEAlliance Mexico
  • Naresh Khanna, IPP Services, Training and Research PL, IDEAlliance India

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Print production operators and managers who operate a G7-based workflow OR are curious about G7 and the opportunities it may provide!

There is no cost to attend but advance registration is required. 

For questions, contact Steve Ballinger at 612-280-9095 or email sballinger@idealliance.org.


ABOUT G7

G7® is an internationally recognized methodology for calibrating printing presses and proofing systems to a common visual neutral grayscale appearance.

G7 Masters are qualified print facilities having proven their capabilities of executing the G7 methodology by a certified G7 Expert.

G7 Experts are skilled in the fields of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment, having attended and passed an IDEAlliance G7 Expert Training Course.

IDEAlliance operates G7 programs globally and is a not-for-profit trade association, and the leading certifier of skills, systems, materials, and facilities required for state-of-the-art media production.

SPEAKERS

Ron Ellis
Ron Ellis Consulting LLC

David Hunter
Pilot Marketing Group

Don Hutcheson
HutchColor

Mike Ruff
Screen Print & Digital Consultant

Steve Smiley
Smileycolor & Associates LLC

David Steinhardt
IDEAlliance

Event Date

September 29, 2014

Graph Expo/McCormick Place

Address: 
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL
Phone: 
2301 S Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60616

PARKING: http://www.mccormickplace.com/attendees/pdf/street-map.pdf

Directions to McCormick Parking LOT A

For parking at the South, North and West Buildings.

FROM O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (22 Miles), NORTHWEST OR THE NORTH: : Follow I-190 East to I-90 East. This turns into I-90/94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

FROM THE WEST: Take I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT (10 Miles) OR SOUTHWEST:: Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

FROM THE SOUTH OR INDIANA via I-80/94: From I-80/94, exit at I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway) and proceed on I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

FROM INDIANA-SKYWAY: Take I-90 West (Indiana Tollway turns into the Chicago Skyway). Merge onto I-90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Exit at I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

FROM NORTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE (US-41): From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Street and turn right (West). Turn right again on Martin L. King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.

FROM SOUTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE (US-41): From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Sreet. and turn left (West). Turn right on Martin L. King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.

FROM CONGRESS PARKWAY: From Congress Parkway, turn right onto Michigan Avenue Proceed south to Cermak Road. (E. 22nd Street). Turn left on Cermak Road, to Martin Luther King Drive. Follow signs to Lot A.
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Program Details

1:00 PM
Welcome to the 2014 G7 Summit

David Steinhardt, President & CEO, IDEAlliance

Introduction of the IDEAlliance staff and welcome to the 2014 G7 Summit.

1:10 PM
GRACoL Plus - Expanded Gamut and G7

Don Hutcheson, HutchColor

Don Hutcheson, inventor of the G7 Method, has begun formal work on an expanded G7 calibration procedure for an expanded gamut G7 dataset. Most good sheetfed printers are capable of increasing the quality and gamut of their print condition using their normal CMYK inks. The GRACoL committee is developing a set of procedures and best practices to be used by offset printers to calibrate to an expanded gamut G7 calibration in their shops which Don will review and update everyone on. Not to be missed!

1:40 PM
SCHMO: The Spot Color Initiative

Steve Smiley, Smileycolor & Associates LLC

Steve Smiley, Chair of the Print Properties and Colorimetric Committee, will review a new initiative that looks closely at Spot Colors and their relationship to G7.

2:10 PM
G7 Global Print Part I: An International Case Study Chutian Print

Brenda Pang, Advanced Printing Technology Centre, Manager, IDEAlliance China

Brenda Pang will review how Chutian Print was able to realize four key advantages from Implementing G7: Cost Savings, Efficiency, Quality Control and Skills Upgrade including saving 10-15% on ink waste and 30% on paper.

2:25 PM
G7 Global Print Part II: Panel Discussion

Brenda Pang, Advanced Printing Technology Centre, Manager, IDEAlliance China
Hye-Jeong Ahn, Graphics World, Manager, IDEAlliance Korea
Mariana Sierra, Standard Color, S.A. DE C.V., Manager, IDEAlliance Mexico
Naresh Khanna, IPP Services, Training and Research PL, Manager, IDEAlliance India
Panel discussion with IDEAlliance Affiliate Managers from China, South Korea, Mexico/Latin America, and India as they share perspectives on opportunities in their print markets and how G7 and other specifications/standards currently are or will potentially benefit those markets.

2:55 PM
Break

3:15 PM
M1 and the Impact on Lighting, Measurement, and G7

Ron Ellis, Ron Ellis Consulting LLC

Ron Ellis, Chair of the GRACol committee, will describe how in 2013 and 2014, ISO and CGATS introduced a new set of standards and profiles based on M1 and the new G7 based CGATS 21 and ISO 15339 are all based on M1 measurement and how these new standards give us more realistic paper colors and aims, as well as the ability to customize based on actual substrate colors if you know how to take advantage of them properly.

3:45 PM
Beyond Sheetfed: G7 for Wide Format, Screen, Digital, and Flexo

Mike Ruff
Screen Print & Digital Consultant
Dave Hunter, Pilot Marketing Group

Mike Ruff and David Hunter, G7 Expert Instructors, will talk about some of the critical items to be aware of and highlight best practices when applying the G7 Methodology in the areas of wide format, screen, digital, and flexo printing.

4:15 PM
G7 Master: New Training Requirements

Don Hutcheson, HutchColor
Ron Ellis, Ron Ellis Consulting LLC
The G7 Master program is being enhanced to provide G7 Masters the best training and support to differentiate their companies from the competition and to grow their businesses. Don and Ron will share their perspectives and efforts along with the IDEAlliance team on new enhancements to the program, from improved education to new marketing tools.

4:30 PM
The Future of G7: A Town Hall Discussion

G7 Expert Lead Instructors

Be the first to learn what’s next and ask questions in a lively town hall style discussion.

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