G7 Online Course

Your customers expect their print jobs to match.
Regardless of the printing method used.
Regardless of where their design appears.

G7 is a set of specifications designed to achieve visual similarity across all print processes, flexography included. Using G7, all printed conditions and processes are aimed at a common standard so that when files are created, your customer can be assured that the end result will match their expectations. Better yet, with G7 you’ll benefit from greater process control, reduced press setup time, reduced waste and faster makeready time.

The end result? High quality, repeatable results.

Designed for production and non-production personnel, G7, Flexography and the Production Environment provides the information necessary to enhance any flexographic workflow using the G7 methodology. G7, Flexography and the Production Environment is taught by FTA Hall of Fame Member Steve Smiley of SmileyColor & Associates LLC and Joe Tuccitto, FTA’s director of education. The course was developed as a partnership between Idealliance and FTA.

What You’ll Learn

What G7 is, and why you need to implement it in your flexographic production environment.

Calibration techniques for G7 and Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) to achieve repeatable, accurate results.

Optimization practices for G7 and FIRST to identify the best possible combination of print variables.

Fingerprinting procedures for G7 and FIRST to successfully match a contract proof.

Process control techniques for G7 and FIRST for maintain stable press conditions, and reduce setup time and waste.

Global standards that reference G7 and Near Neutral Calibration.

Procedures for matching standard proofs, versus custom datasets.

How G7 provides efficiencies for both brand owner and printer.

What the next steps are for G7 and FIRST certification.

  • What G7 is, and why you need to implement it in your flexographic production environment.
  • Calibration techniques for G7 and Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) to achieve repeatable, accurate results.
  • Optimization practices for G7 and FIRST to identify the best possible combination of print variables.
  • Fingerprinting procedures for G7 and FIRST to successfully match a contract proof.
  • Process control techniques for G7 and FIRST for maintain stable press conditions, and reduce setup time and waste.
  • Global standards that reference G7 and Near Neutral Calibration.
  • Procedures for matching standard proofs, versus custom datasets.
  • How G7 provides efficiencies for both brand owner and printer.
  • What the next steps are for G7 and FIRST certification.

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About Idealliance

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Idealliance is the global non-profit think tank in the graphic communications industry, with 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. Idealliance serves brands, print buyers, content and media creators, manufacturers, service providers in print, packaging, publishing and distribution; print buyers, material suppliers, OEMs and technology partners worldwide. We do this through standards development, support and integration of workflows, technologies and specifications, world-renowned certification, training, global Working Groups and collaboration.

About FTA

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FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,400 member sites representing more than 50,000 individuals worldwide. Its Foundation (FFTA) is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry through certification and training programs, educational resources, publications, research projects and a year-round conference/exhibition program.