Idealliance Certifies 500-plus in G7 and BrandQ at a Record 29 Certification Trainings During 2018

Alexandria, VA (December 03, 2018) — Idealliance has certified more than 500 individuals in G7 or BrandQ in 2018. A record 29 Idealliance training events, including G7 and BrandQ , were held this year at sites in the United States, Canada and international locations such as Brazil, Colombia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Mexico.

Rounding out this year’s training schedule are G7 instruction in Barueri, Brazil (Dec. 3-5), Taipei, Taiwan (Dec. 4-7), and Itasca, IL (Dec. 11-13). Click here for upcoming G7 and here for BrandQ training information.

“Idealliance is grateful to be able to serve so many companies around the world with the leadership and drive of our 12 global offices. The work they do in their regions, serving their markets and the entire supply chain, is inspiring. We are in the business of serving, and having the opportunity to work with, the largest brands in the world, service providers, OEMs, suppliers, content and media creators, no matter where they are in the world and no matter the size, is why we exist. This year, 2018, was certainly a very busy year of certification training, but 2019 will be even busier with more global training being put on the calendar every single month, beginning with five certification trainings to start the year in Europe. We truly live to serve the world and want to be defined by our work, our values, and our actions,” said Idealliance CEO Tim Baechle.

G7 is Idealliance’s global industry-leading set of specifications for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. The G7 is designed to align all print technologies for visual consistency, process and quality control, and color workflow management.

G7 certification is the most recognized international specification for color management, and not only achieves consistent color reproduction across any print medium or substrate, but also provides tremendous savings to an operation’s bottom line. Utilizing G7 within a print production workflow improves output consistency across multiple print services, platforms, and distribution outlets.

BrandQ is a one-of-a-kind standards-based program focused on the packaging supply chain, providing tools, measurements, methods, and language for facilitating effective communications between brands and suppliers. BrandQ training is multi-leveled, serving everyone in the packaging supply chain, including brand managers, creatives, designers, specifiers, and print buyers.

BrandQ not only enables a direct channel of communication between the brand owner and the supply chain but also provides a comprehensive evaluation of suppliers and how they are meeting brand expectations and needs.

Idealliance is recognized by ISO as the largest certifying body in the graphic and visual communications industry. G7 Experts and G7 Professionals are certified by Idealliance as proven leaders in print production and global standards to align all proof and print applications regardless of process, ink, or substrate. G7 Experts and G7 Professionals are also committed to reducing costs, speeding product to market, and improving and maintaining their client’s brand image and print production requirements.

BrandQ Managers and BrandQ Experts are certified by Idealliance as proven leaders in packaging supply chain and print production and utilize global standards to align all proof and print applications for optimal brand supply chain management critical for maintaining brand quality and print production requirements.


About Idealliance
Idealliance, a global think tank, is a non-profit graphic communications industry organization with 12 strategically located offices around the world. Idealliance serves brands, content and media creators, manufacturers, service providers in print and packaging, fulfillment, mail delivery, marketing, material suppliers, and technology partners worldwide. We do our work through ISO Standards Innovation, Print and Digital Workflows & Technologies Collaboration, Technical Research & Industry Insights, and Certification, Training, and Brand and Facility Auditing Programs. Our specifications have transformed the graphic communications industry by defining production workflows for color (GRACoL, SWOP, XCMYK, G7, BrandQ), content management (PRISM), mail supply (Mail.dat, Mail.XML), and paper (papiNet). ISO recognizes Idealliance as the world’s foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities, and Idealliance is the world’s leading contributor to ISO standards.