Idealliance is the global non-profit think tank in the graphic communications industry, with twelve (12) strategically located offices around the world. ISO recognizes Idealliance as the world’s foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities. Idealliance is also the world’s foremost contributor to ISO Standards and holds the unique status of Liaison A.
Designed to educate and help brand owners communicate with their packaging supply chain, the BrandQ program teaches methods for controlling and monitoring print quality across the entire packaging supply chain. The program provides hands-on training plus useful on-line resources, including an assessment tool, additional training classes, a BrandQ community and discussion group, everything you’ll need to become certified as a BrandQ Manager or BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Expert.
Print Planning & Estimating is a comprehensive suite of online training and professional development courses for print professionals, teams, and managers. Print Planning & Estimating courses cover core planning and estimating concepts applicable to any print service provider. Print Planning & Estimating courses will improve skills in essential planning and estimating principles that are critical to a Print Service Provider’s profitability and one’s own personal development.
Print Planning and Estimating Certification offers a suite of courses to select from, including specialized courses in digital, offset, flexography and wide-format printing, and an all-inclusive Master course that covers all concepts and print devices in a single offering at a very attractive price.
A Certified Color Management Professional has proven proficiency in the principles and best practices associated with color management implementation in a graphic communications production environment. This online training is intended for digital press operators, offset press operators, pressroom supervisors, prepress supervisors and technicians, quality assurance managers, and printing equipment suppliers. CMP modules include;
An individual may become a Certified G7 Expert or G7 Professional, upon successful completion of the 3 day classroom-based training, and a certification exam.
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 is highly skilled in the field of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment, having attended an in-person 3-day G7 training course and passed the course exam with a 90% course proficiency and paid the G7 Expert Certification fee. Certification is valid for two years.
A G7 Professional is generally an in-house quality/technical professional who has attended and passed the in-person Idealliance G7 Expert/Professional training course with a minim 80% course proficiency. Certification is valid for two years.
G7 Master Qualification is granted to a physical facility, equipment, or systems. Qualification is valid for one calendar year and must be renewed annually. There are three levels of compliance for G7 Master Qualification: G7 Grayscale, G7 Targeted, and G7 Colorspace. These levels demonstrate G7 Master capabilities by specified print condition and offer new levels of distinction for G7 Master Printers. More info here on G7 Master Qualification.
The Idealliance Integrated Media Workflow Professional (IMWPro) Certification online program is designed to teach graphic communications professionals the basics of making the transition from a dedicated print workflow to a workflow designed to enable the production, publishing, and delivery of content across multiple media channels. View a sample IMW lesson.
The Mail Professional Certification online program equips those involved in the extended printing and mailing supply chain with a complete understanding of the postal-facing aspects of mailing. MailPro Certification offers unparalleled access to a team of expert instructors with more than 400 years of combined experience in developing real-life mailing solutions and working effectively with the U.S. Postal Service. MailPro courses include MailPro Fundamentals and MailPro Advanced. View a sample MailPro lesson.