Pressman Academy certified to consult in G7 methodology

Chennai-based Pressman Academy, headed by K Panthala Selvan, is now a certified consultant for G7 methodology. The Academy cleared the G7 Expert Level Certification Programme for printing consultants and printers conducted by Idealliance USA at Shanghai Printing and Publishing College in November 2017.

08 Dec 2017 | By Sriraam Selvam

“We are currently active in press calibration towards ISO-12647-2 standard, GMI standard and now will guide printers to optimise their press towards G7 methodology. Printers who want to get their press optimised to G7 / Gracol standard or get their print site certified to G7 can get it done professionally with us,” said Panthala.

G7, an Idealliance specification, defines a universal appearance for black and white imagery (or a printed grey scale), as well as how to calibrate and control any printing or proofing system to achieve that appearance. It is also the basis of Gracol and Swop, and the new CGATS.21 suite of Reference Print Conditions.

Speaking on why a printing unit should opt for G7 standardisation, Panthala said, “Print service providers of all types know that a measurable, predictable, and uniform colour management process provides significant business advantages. For printers to make money, orders must be turned around quickly, they must be consistent and they must be predictable.”

He added that whether the process is offset, flexo, gravure, screen, wide format, digital (toner and inkjet), industrial inkjet, or dye-sublimation, G7 can help them achieve it. “This methodology will also guide print buyers who wish to get their brand colour standardised,” he added.