Minneapolis-based Imagine! has been requalified as a G7 Master Printer by IDEAlliance. By following the G7 methodology for press and proof calibration and using GRACoL specifications for color, Imagine! clients are assured of high quality, consistent and predictable color reproduction.
Imagine! was originally qualified as a G7 Master Printer in September, 2008. This designation requires companies to undergo an audit process of press color measurement equipment, process control procedures and quality of printing to maintain the G7 Master Printer designation. Companies are re-evaluated annually to ensure that the standards continue to be met. This is Imagine!'s 3rd consecutive year as a G7 Master Printer.
The G7 methodology helps ensure:
- Color harmonization and balance among multiple printing presses.
- Cost savings as one set of plates works on any G7 qualified press.
- Improved print consistency across Imagine!'s print technologies: sheetfed offset, flexographic, digital and screen.
- Reduction of consumable waste and makeready time.
- ISO 9001:2008 QMS.
Company founder and president Bob Lothenbach says, "We are diligent in our efforts to continually increase quality in all departments and explore ways to produce even better printed products for our customers. Our employees can be proud that we have been re-qualified and Imagine! customers will be pleased to continue to reap the benefits of our G7® Master Printer status."