Idealliance launches free guide to print production
Idealliance Launches the 2020 Perennial Guide to Print Production v20.0 Globally
The Guide to Print Production is the body of work of Idealliance, including new specifications, standards, leading practices, how-to-guides, certifications and critical advancing information that moves businesses forward in efficiency and profitability.
The updated Guide is 112 pages of critical information that stakeholders in printing, packaging and design need to know in order to provide high quality print and colour accuracy plus improved workflows.
Idealliance is known for creating print standards and specifications such as GRACoL, SWOP, and G7. In addition, Idealliance provides many technical documents, datasets and explanative information for printers, print buyers, and brands.
The Idealliance Guide to Print Production covers many topics including:
The Essentials: What it all means
G7: What is G7?
GRACOL AND SWOP: Characterized Reference Printing Conditions
Creative Workflow: Leading Practices for Creatives
Prepress Workflow: Leading Practices for Production
Proofing: Leading Practices in Hard & Soft Proofing
Print Manufacturing: Process Control in Print Production
Standards Charts: Standardized Printing Guidelines
Cross Media: Six Stages of an Integrated Workflow
Idealliance: Locations Around the World
ECG: Idealliance ECG Program Overview
CRF: Putting Numbers to the Visual Match
New Initiatives in Print: The Work of Idealliance
IT8.7/5 (TC1617x): A Better Target For Profiling & Characterization
XCMYK: Making the Most of CMYK
Spot Color Tone Value: Specifying Spot Color Across the Supply Chain
TR016: Quality Management for Today
Spectral Measurement Conditions Defined: The “M” Factor ISO STANDARD 20654
G7®: Master Pass/Fail Requirements
BrandQ: Brand Color & Supply Chain Management
Lighting Proof to Press Matching: Dealing with Metamerism Failures
Universal Digital Print Space
Idealliance: Print Properties & Colorimetric Council
“We are very pleased to provide this Guide as a free download and wish to thank all our members and particularly our sponsors who helped make this guide available at no cost,” said Steve Ballinger, Senior Vice President of Idealliance.
The following are sponsors of the Guide to Print Production:
CHROMiX, Inc. Konica Minolta Techkon Canon GTI Graphic Technology, Inc. X-rite Pantone® System Brunner Sappi Flint Group