Avinashalingam's Naveena is G7 certified by Idealliance

JV Naveena, a student of the final BE in printing technology at the Avinashilingam Institute, Coimbatore has been certified as a G7 professional by Idealliance.

21 Oct 2019 | By Charmiane Alexander

The training programme was hosted at SquareDots, Kochi, in association with Kerala Master Printers Association (KMPA) from 11 to 13 October. Future Schoolz, Kochi and Anaswara Offset Printers organised the training program and were the venue partners. The trainer was Jeffrey Collins, director, Idealliance, USA. 

Of the 14 participants, six were students from the printing institutes in India and others were industry persons from India and Middle East.

Future Schoolz on behalf of SquareDots conducted an online selection test for students across the printing institutes. The topper in each institute was given full fee waiver. JV Naveena was one of the beneficiary and the others were from Calicut University and Gurujambeshwar University.

Day 1: Theory session by Jeffry Collins

Naveena recounts days one. She said, "On the first day of the training, Jeffrey Collins started with the basics of colour management and printing standards. Then he explained the details of G7 theory, calibration principles, pre-press workflows and about the master program."

On day two, the venue was Anaswara Offset Printers and Collins provided practical exposure and a hands-on sessions. It was a packed session and the trainees worked with a spectrophotometer, G7 standards and the Curve4 tool (verify, calibrate, complete) on the Konica Minolta Acuroprint C3020L. In the afternoon, the training was on the SM74 Heidelberg four-colour offset press.

On the third day, Naveena said, "There was a qualifying test and I was able to score 28/30 and successfully got the G7 professional certificate. It was a memorable experience for me. I met the senior printers of Kerala". JV Naveena would like to hone her skills and carry out standardisation at a few presses acquainted with the Avinashilingam Institute, Coimbatore.

Idealliance is a global non-profit graphic communications industry organisation that provides certification programs in relevant field. A G7 Professional is an in-house quality / technical person who has attended an Idealliance G7 expert/professional training and scored 80% proficiency in the exams. The certification is valid for two years. Presently, the program is offered for students of printing specialisation.