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What G7 Means To Your Printed Project

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G7 is a revolutionary process control methodology, developed by IDEAlliance, that prescribes techniques and standards that allow printers to reliably produce high-end printing with a close visual appearance from proof to press and from press to press. With G7, we can now achieve an extremely close "visual match" from the proof to the press.

Meyers has made a commitment to G7 because we have always strived to be at the forefront in technology and print quality. Historically, print industry specifications have not kept pace with technological advances. Over the past few years however, expert research based on digital imaging, spectrophotometry, and computer-to-plate technologies has produced new state-of-the-art process controls, or G7 Methodology.

G7 Evolves Printing from an Art to a Science

As a result of our extensive G7 training, Meyers is now qualified as an IDEAlliance® "Master Printer". This designation signifies that we have been trained to print to the new G7 methodology and can produce a press sheet to GRACoL® (General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography) standards. In other words, when you receive a proof from Meyers, the color will match GRACoL® industry standards and can then be matched on press. This qualification mark also denotes that Meyers uses the most modern technology, techniques, process controls and standards required to produce the highest quality printing.

So why did this technology come about? Print buyers wanted assurance that the final color quality of the printed output was true to their creative vision and delivered at the lowest possible cost. G7 eliminates the subjectivity and uncertainty in the evaluation of color. G7 allows us to meet expectations, improve processes and drive out excess costs by getting up "to color" faster. In other words, the colors appearing in a proof will match the final output colors. Color consistency is achieved from prepress through the pressroom.

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