April 2012: DRUPA 2012 Visitors Can Win a Free PSO/ISO12647 or G7® PC Gap Analysis Audit with KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise on Booth D10-Hall 9

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DRUPA 2012 Visitors Can Win a Free PSO/ISO12647 or G7® PC Gap Analysis Audit with KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise on Booth D10-Hall 9.
Lyon, April 17, 2012 – Printers attending DRUPA 2012 can win a remote audit which will allow them to know if they meet PSO/ISO12647 or G7® PC requirements by entering a competition run by KEE Consultants and sponsored by Alwan Color Expertise. The two organizations are continuing their efforts to help the printing industry understand and adopt international standards by giving printers the chance to win this valuable gap analysis audit. To participate in the draw, visitors have simply to visit Alwan booth Hall 9-D10, and leave their business card.

Printing Standards adoption has gained momentum worldwide. Following on from their successful "Standardize to Survive" tour and their "Gap Analysis Audit", KEE Consultants continue to pave the way for standards adoption and implementation by making available to the printing industry the best expertise and the most efficient solutions enabling printers to quickly and cost effectively implement international standards.

To date, more than 100 sites worldwide have been PSO/ISO 12647 or G7® Master Printer certified thanks to KEE Consultants services or to Alwan standardization solutions.

Elie Khoury, founder and chair of KEE Consultants comments: "DRUPA 2012 represents an excellent opportunity to offer all attending printers what hundreds of printers are already enjoying – cost-effective and simple implementation of printing standards. Simple yet very efficient working practices and tools enable printers to not only match standards, but also to increase productivity and profit due to problem-free printing. KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise have played a key role in recent years promoting and implementing printing standards worldwide. Their collective experience and success will undoubtedly continue to benefit the printing industry in the future.” concludes Elie Khoury.

The remote audit is sponsored by Alwan and will be conducted from KEE Consultants’ ISO 17025 compliant laboratory in France. The audit comprises a comprehensive online questionnaire, and a set of forms that the printer will proof and print according to provided guidelines.

The audit covers all areas of print production, and will be concluded with a report advising on the needed improvements to bridge the gaps and achieve PSO or G7® PC conformity:

• Design and PDF creation
• Prepress and PDF reception
• RIP, CTP and Printing
• Quality-Control and Assurance


About KEE Consultants
KEE Consultants is an International Network of Graphic Industry Leading Consultants and Experts founded by Elie Khoury, an internationally recognized French expert committed to implementing ISO standards in the Graphic Arts Industry since fifteen years.
KEE Consultants’ objectives are to promote, contribute to the development as well as implementation of Graphic Arts Industry Standards and to provide the industry with a reference platform and resource center for global consultancy, training and services.
KEE Consultants offer end-users, corporations and OEMs a wide range of on-line and on-site services including training, seminars, audits, preparation for certification, methodology and technical services related to color reproduction and quality assurance for graphic and industrial printing industries.
For more information, please visit:
www.keeconsultants.com
www.iso12647standardization.com

About Alwan Color Expertise
Alwan Color Expertise was founded in Lyon, France, in 1997 by the current President Elie Khoury. His vision - to demonstrate how important standardizing and controlling color is throughout every stage of production - has resulted in the company becoming a world leader in standardization and color management implementation. Today, Alwan provides software and consultancy to key players throughout the graphic arts industry, from printers to publishers and from software developers to hardware manufacturers. Alwan offers a choice of four full-featured software solutions, CMYK Optimizer, PDF Standardizer, PRINT Standardizer and PRINT Verifier, each delivering specialized capabilities that enable all partners along the graphic production line to guarantee the color accuracy of their work, while ensuring optimum production further down the line.
Alwan has appointed specialist distributors for each of the targeted market segments. An ever-growing number of leading pre-press manufacturers are either bundling Alwan software with their products or recommending it with their systems.
For more information, please visit:
www.alwancolor.com