Idealliance certifies 25 new G7 Experts at Ryerson University’s G7 training event

Idealliance and Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) in Toronto recently partnered for G7 training May 14-16, 2019 at GCM’s home facility – the high-tech Heidelberg Centre in downtown Toronto. Led by Don Hutcheson, G7 Expert Trainer, the school hosted a three-day training course that included live demonstrations of digital print and proofing colour management utilizing the G7 methodology. G7 is designed to align all print technologies for visual consistency, process and quality control, and colour workflow management. Idealliance is the largest global certification organization for print, packaging and the graphic communications supply chain. Its certified G7 Experts and G7 Professionals are proven leaders in print production and global standards that align all proof and print applications – regardless of process, ink or substrate. As G7 Experts and G7 Professionals, these professionals serve their printing supply chain by reducing costs and time to market, and improving and maintaining their client’s brand image and print production requirements.

Jordan Gorski.

“We’re proud to have this group of 25 men and women from around the globe participate in this G7 Training,” said Jordan Gorski, Vice President of Global Certification Programs for Idealliance. “Our class (including prepress and press operators covering digital, offset, and flexo printing, OEMs and technology suppliers, brand owners, print buyers, workflow and colour specialists, colour consultants and educators) are trained in the world’s leading colour-management certification program. Participants from across North America, Asia and India all came together for collaboration, hands-on learning, and extensive discussion during this training. Idealliance is proud to have a world-renowned graphic communications institute partner like Ryerson University to serve the graphic communications industry. We’re profoundly appreciative to partner with such a prestigious educational institute to educate those in the greater Toronto area, as well as participants from around the world, with another G7 Certification event at their School of Graphic Communications Management.”

As a leader in the graphic communications field, Ryerson University has over 10 G7 Experts on staff, among the hundreds of others that have gone into the workforce after starting their careers with an education at Ryerson. Its School of Graphic Communications Management is Canada’s only degree-granting program for the printing and graphic communications industry.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.