Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division has announced that its Graphics Innovation Hub in Hanover Park, Illinois has achieved G7 Master Qualification with Targeted compliance (CRPC6) for its flexographic press, awarded by Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia), a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications and standards worldwide. In earning this qualification, Fujifilm successfully completed thorough training and examination, ending with Idealliance issuing qualification for its Hanover Park facility. G7 is Idealliance’s set of global standards for achieving gray balance to obtain visual similarity across all print processes. The application of this method enables printers to reproduce a consistent visual appearance across all print types and substrates, which is especially useful in the printing of packaging.
“Accuracy, predictability and repeatability are important to our customers,” said Peter Pretzer, ColorPath Solutions Development Manager at Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division. “Our commitment to G7 standards is just one example of how we’re maximizing the performance of flexographic solutions we provide to our customers. We look forward to the benefits that this qualification brings to both our clients and their customers.”
Fujifilm offers its print service provider customers training as part of Master G7 Print Provider Qualification, G7 Expert & Professional training and certification, and G7 alignment of Fujifilm and third-party printing systems. The Fujifilm team utilized tools that are offered by its Graphic Systems Division, including ColorPath SYNC Align, 300 Series LED/UV Hybrid inks, Illumina UV/LED Curing System, Flenex Waterwash Flexo Plates, Esko CDI Crystal 4835, Tesa Tape, and an Edale FL-3 430 mm Flexo Press, to achieve G7 Colorspace compliance on flexographic equipment in its Hanover Park facility.