Publishers Press, a content distribution provider and full-service magazine printer, has received G7 Master Qualification from IDEAlliance. To achieve master certification, printers must use the most modern technology, techniques, and process controls required to produce high-quality printing.
"Publishers Press has always been eager to research and test new technologies that help us to be a better printer, provide a better service to our customers, and to be as efficient as possible in producing quality magazines," said Larry Blanton, quality control manager at Publishers Press.
This qualification, developed by IDEAlliance and GRACoL, is named for its gray scale calibration technique and the seven ISO ink colors it requires. Publishers Press worked in conjunction with its ink supplier to test different ink measurements until optimum results were achieved.
For Ron Lee, vice president of pressroom operations at Publishers Press, the quality of ink that resulted from this technique is especially important. "We're now able to produce a better product and match proofs precisely," he said. "We continually run baselines that act as a solid benchmark to check our work against."
"The theory of gray balance is not new to the printing industry," explains Blanton. "However, the G7 process gives us the tools and guidelines to more efficiently achieve and maintain that balance. In turn, we're even more consistent in color reproduction."
Publishers Press is a family owned company in its fifth generation, with two production plants near Louisville, Kentucky. What began as a printing company in 1866 has evolved into a leading content distributor with a strong expertise in the magazine publishing industry. The full-service operation offers capabilities that include printing, distribution, e-mail marketing, digital editions, and more, with a concentrated focus on providing solutions to its clients.
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