G7 Expert / Professional Training and Certification Program

Date: 20-23 September, 2016
Venue: Waterstones Hotel, Andheri
Location: Mumbai, India
Host: IppStar / Idealliance India
Training Type: Sheetfed Offset & Flexographic


Idealliance India welcomes 25 highly inspired professionals of the industry who will be trained to implement the G7 methodology for color standardization, color management and best practices, in the printing plant for four days including hands on in-plant training and certification of participants.

Training Details

This G7 Training will include a blend of lab instruction and lecture where you will learn how to apply the G7 method to achieve the highest quality color output on both offset and digital presses. The G7 Training is a theory based program and can be applied to any print process.

Who should attend

Digital press operators, offset press operators, pressroom supervisors, prepress supervisors and technicians, quality assurance managers, and printing equipment suppliers.

Why G7 expert/professional training?

The G7 expert/professional training provides an opportunity to Idealliance members to build the color management and standardization skills and certifications of their own technical personnel on the path to G7 Master qualification for their plants. G7 experts can work as qualified and certified consultants in the industry; boost their careers as G7 Professionals; help the industry in maintaining standards and operating procedures that have global acceptance; and consult with global brand owners and print exporters. Listing is available on the global website of Idealliance which is a referral site across the globe.

About G7

When you focus on neutrals and gray balance, you indeed get optimum tonal reproduction. When you get neutrals right, which G7 assists you in doing, the dynamic range is better, contrast is better and consistency throughout the print run occurs and can be maintained. G7 provides faster make-readies, less waste and improved proof matching, which translates into more jobs per shift at lower costs. But it's not just calibration, even though print conditions can change, G7 tools enable users to quickly readjust the press back to job targets. And, again, repeatability is achieved across the full range of devices. In the G7 method, process control is more important than ever, and you need to learn how to use it and correct your print conditions to maintain a constant appearance.

G7 Expert

A G7 Expert is an expert in the field of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment. A G7 Expert is able to analyze color and print related issues and take corrective action to bring systems and processes in control to a set method, standard or specification with repeatable, predictable results. A G7 Expert is one who has attended and passed an Idealliance G7 Expert/Professional Training and achieved a level of 90% proficiency. Certification is valid for two years. A G7 Expert must recertify every two years by successfully completing the Recertification Review and Exam. A G7 Expert must also remain employed with an Idealliance Member Company or work as an independent consultant with an Idealliance Consultant membership in order to maintain their certification status.

G7 Professional

A G7 Professional is generally an in-house quality/technical professional. A G7 Professional has attended and passed an Idealliance G7 Expert/Professional Training and exam and achieved a level of 80% proficiency. Certification is valid for two years. A G7 Professional must recertify every two years by successfully completing the Recertification Review and Exam. A G7 Professional must also remain employed with an Idealliance Member or Network Company in order to maintain their certification status.


Test your knowledge! To ensure that you are adequately prepared for the upcoming G7 Training course, Idealliance has made its online Color Management Professional (CMP) Fundamentals Course available at no cost to all registered attendees. The CMP Fundamentals Course is a series of 12 online video lessons encompassing approximately 4.5 hours of education, covering the fundamental principles of color management. Successful completion of the CMP Fundamentals Course will certify you as a Color Management Professional, with listing in the database of Idealliance Certified Professionals. We strongly recommend that you complete this course prior to the G7 Training.

For non member
G7 Training only INR 45,000 + 15.00% service tax

For member
G7 Professional fee INR 45,000 + 15.00% service tax
G7 Expert fee INR 98,500 + 15.00% service tax

For Idealliance India memberships or information on installments kindly get in touch with Harmandeep Kaur at +91-8860595549.

Cancellation policies

  • Cancel 21 days or more prior to event start date for a 100% refund.
  • Cancel within 21 days of event start date for a partial refund of 50% of the registration fee.
  • No refunds or transfers for no-shows or cancellations within 10 days of event start date.
  • Cancel and transfer to another event one time within 12 months of the initial registration date, no fee.
  • Additionally, if the CMP Fundamentals course has been accessed it must be paid for in full to complete and receive certification.
  • Events may be cancelled by Idealliance at any time, in this case a full refund of registration fees or transfer to another event is offered.

For more information please contact
Harmandeep Kaur | Manager Marketing & Communication
IppStar Pvt.Ltd. | Idealliance - India | +91-8860595549

About Steve Smiley

Steve Smiley is a 35-year veteran from Print, Pre-Media and Packaging Brand Solutions. Working with numerous major consumer product companies, printers and suppliers he has worked with supply chain partners to assure brand consistency throughout the world. He has established brand standards and supply chain protocols for brands like Del Monte Foods, Coke, Pepsi, Diageo, Hershey and more. Steve Smiley is a leading color management and standardization expert who is also active in the development of global packaging standards as the current chair of Print Properties US, Co-Chair CGATS, Chair of GWG Colour Committee, ICC member, and ISO TC130 US Flexo expert.