G7® is part of 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

 

ABOUT G7 Programs

Find a G7 Master Qualified Print Provider

Printers who achieve G7 training from certified G7 Experts can become qualified as G7 Master qualified print providers. 

A G7 Master Qualification is granted to a physical facility, equipment and systems. Example: ABC Printing Company’s proofing and printing presses have been G7 Master Printer qualified. The G7 Master Printer qualification* is valid for one calendar year and must be renewed annually. (Note: This is not a Certification, it is a Qualification. No tolerances are imposed at this time. The program may evolve into a true certification in the future as industry data is gathered to support a certification process.)

Find a G7 Expert or Professional

IDEAlliance certifies our industry’s qualified experts to train printers, creatives and prepress providers in the G7 methodology.

A Certified 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. A G7 Expert has attended and passed an IDEAlliance G7 Expert Training and exam. Certification is valid for two years. Recertification is required every two years. The G7 Expert must take the Recertification Training and pass the exam as well as to remain employed with an IDEAlliance Member Company in order to maintain their G7 Expert status. 

A Certified G7 Professional is generally an in‐house quality/technical professional. A G7 Expert has attended and passed an IDEAlliance G7 Expert Training and exam. Certification is valid for 2 years. Certification is valid for two years. Recertification is required every two years. The G7 Professional must take the Recertification Training and pass the exam as well as to remain employed with an IDEAlliance Member or G7 Network Company in order to maintain their G7 Professional status.

 

To Participate

To participate join the Print Properties and Colormetrics Council