Nittany Valley Offset is proud to be a certified G7™ Master Printer. Here are some of the benefits for our customers:
- The assurance that your proof represents your file and that the press sheets will match your proof
- Costly travel for on-site press checks can be eliminated
- Faster make ready time results in less paper waste
- Color consistency is maintained throughout the press run
The International Digital Enterprise Alliance G7™ Master qualification program permits certifying only those printing companies who have been trained to proof and print using the new G7™ methodology. The qualification mark means that the printer uses the most modern technology, techniques and process controls and standards required to produce high-quality commercial printing. To continue Master Printer status, NVO will go through a yearly re-certification to assure we maintain IDEAlliance calibration and processes.
What exactly is G7?
G7® is both a definition of grayscale appearance, and a calibration method for adjusting any CMYK imaging device to simulate the G7 grayscale definition. G7 yields a visual match between different imaging systems using simple 1-dimensional curves, and enables shared appearance between different printing devices or specifications when additional color management is not available. A key benefit of G7 is that it is device independent. The G7 neutral print density curve (NPDC), gray balance definitions and calibration methodology are the same for any imaging technology, regardless of substrate, colorants, screening technologies, etc. The NPDC at the heart of the G7 grayscale definition was derived by analyzing the neutral tonality of typical ISO Standard commercial offset printing using computer-to-plate technology. This is the logo that will appear on all customer proofs: