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November 2013: 1st IDEAlliance Europe Symposium Focus – New ISO Printing Standards & Future of Printing

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1st IDEAlliance Europe Symposium Focus – New ISO Printing Standards & Future of Printing

Lyon – France – August, 28 2013 - IDEAlliance Europe, the most recent IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) Affiliate, initiates its European action by organizing a symposium which will inform the European graphic industry about the new ISO printing standards and how they enable process control and color matching across printing technologies.

IDEAlliance Europe, whose mission is to promote best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows, will present and recognize new Printing Standards at the «International Printing Standards Symposium », on November 4, 2013 in Lyon - France. This event will be organized by UNIC - the French Graphic Industry Association - and KEE Consultants - an international technical resource center and laboratory - in coordination with IDEAlliance US.

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IDEAlliance Expands to Europe and India

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IDEAlliance Expands to Europe and India
Growing worldwide adoption of IDEAlliance best practices and programs driving international growth

Today, IDEAlliance® - a not-for-profit trade association of more than 1300 member companies – announced a significant expansion of its global operations, with the addition of International Affiliates in Europe and India. IDEAlliance-Europe and IDEAlliance-India join current International Affiliates in China, South Korea, Mexico, and Columbia, expanding IDEAlliance’s growing influence in the worldwide development and adoption of media production standards and best practices.

Print and electronic media service providers from every corner of the world are increasingly integrating IDEAlliance specifications into their production workflow, including G7®, GRACoL®, SWOP®, PRISM®, PSV®, among others. IDEAlliance resources, including Color Management Professional Certification, G7 Process Control and eMediaPro Certification and Qualification programs are setting the bar worldwide for quality and capabilities in an integrated media production and distribution workflow.

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September 2012: GraphExpo's G7® Summit Learning Labs Attendees Can Win a Free G7® and ISO Process Control Gap Analysis Audit

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GraphExpo's G7® Summit Learning Labs Attendees Can Win a Free G7® and ISO Process Control Gap Analysis Audit
with KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise


Lyon, September 24, 2012 – US Delegates attending GraphExpo 2012 can ensure they meet G7® and ISO standards by entering a competition run by KEE Consultants and sponsored by Alwan. The two companies are continuing their efforts to help the printing industry understand and adopt G7® and ISO standards by giving American printers the chance to win a valuable gap analysis audit. The audit is designed to help them implement G7® and ISO in their printing processes.To participate in the draw, visitors can register by attending the G7® Summit Learning Labs and visiting Alwan booth 154.

G7® and ISO standards adoption has gained momentum in USA and worldwide. Following on from their successful ‘Standardize to Survive’ tour, KEE Consultants continue to pave the way for standards adoption and implementation by making available to the American industry the best expertise and the most efficient solutions, enabling American printers to quickly and cost effectively implement G7® and ISO standards.
To date, more than 100 sites worldwide have been G7® or ISO 12647 certified thanks to KEE Consultants services and  Alwan standardization solutions.

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September 2012: Alwan DynamicPrinterCalibration™ Awarded G7® Certified System Status Offers Printers the Ability to Conform to Both Industry Standards: ISO 12647 and G7®

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Alwan DynamicPrinterCalibration™ Awarded G7® Certified System Status
Offers Printers the Ability to Conform to Both Industry Standards: ISO 12647 and G7®


Lyon, September 1, 2012: Alwan Color Expertise, a worldwide leader in color management and standardization software has achieved G7® System Certification by IDEAlliance. The new technology embedded in Alwan PRINT Standardizer will allow printers for the first time to print to ISO 12647 while calibrating their press to the G7® grayscale standard.

Since the launch of G7® grayscale calibration in 2005, printers have been divided into two categories: those mainly in Europe printing to ISO 12647 standard, and those mainly in North America printing to G7® grayscale. For the first time today, printers do not have to choose anymore between ISO 12647 and G7® conformance. Thanks to industry first Alwan DynamicPrinterCalibration™, printers can conform to ISO 12647 standards requirements while benefiting from adopting the G7® calibration methodology, recognizing neutral grays and shared appearance across multiple processes.

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October 2012: RIT Awards First PSA Certification to Hung Hing Printing (China)

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (Rochester, N.Y.) is pleased to announce that Hung Hing Printing (China) Co. Ltd. (Fu Yong Town, Shenzhen, China) is the first site in the world to earn RIT's Printing Standards Audit (PSA™) Certification. Hung Hing Printing (China) Co. Ltd. is owned and managed by Hung Hing Printing Group Ltd. in Hong Kong.

RIT Professor Robert Chung led the audit of Hung Hing Printing (China) Co. Ltd., assisted by Fred Hsu of the Chinese Cultural University (CCU) (Taipei, Taiwan). Based on RIT's audit of Hung Hing's data reception, proofing, and printing workflows, Hung Hing was awarded "PSA™ Certification to CGATS Dataset TR006 according to CGATS TR016." Because Hung Hing is a G7 Master Printer, IDEAlliance will award Hung Hing Printing (China) Co. Ltd. the world's first certification as a "G7 GRACoL® Certified Printer" based on its recognition of RIT's audit results.

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