To become a G7 Qualified Master Printer and maintain such high standards is not an easy task. It requires a dedication to strict colour control, consistency and ongoing commitment. We are now one of only 12 printers with this distinction in all of Canada.
Vancouver, Canada (Vocus) November 6, 2010
Contac Services Inc., Canada’s largest direct marketing, printing and fulfilment company, is pleased to announce the prestigious achievement of being awarded G7 Master Printer Certification through IDEAlliance. Becoming a G7 Master Printer is the pinnacle of ensuring dedication to quality, consistency and colour management.
The print division at Contac has received specialized training to adopt G7 methodologies, producing a press sheet that is consistent in colour from proof to press. With the new certification, the technology, standards and process controls required to produce high-quality printing has resulted in a decrease in paper waste, lowered the environmental impact and at the same time, improved customer satisfaction.
This qualification marks Contac’s ability to provide the highest quality printed product available, anywhere in the world, on demand, from any of its nationwide state of the art facilities. Contac’s print services are also integrated with its Procurement Platform, an online single-source solution to seamlessly order all printed and marketing material from one central location.
Contac’s Associate Vice President, Garry Gunter, stated, “To become a G7 Qualified Master Printer and maintain such high standards is not an easy task. It requires a dedication to strict colour control, consistency and ongoing commitment. We are now one of only 12 printers with this distinction in all of Canada.”
“G7 Master Printer Certification is the absolute highest standard,” said Riaz Pisani, Contac’s President and CEO, “Investing in our printing facilities with G7 Master Printer methodology is a testament to our dedication of providing a printing service to our clients that is in a league of its own.”
As a Master Printer, Contac will be listed on the IDEAlliance database with other approved printers dedicated to providing a higher level of service and product. Contac is also fully accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
About G7 Certification
G7 is a process based on principles of digital imaging, spectrophotometry, and computer-to-plate (CTP) technologies. The G7 process control methodology was developed by IDEAlliance and it utilizes the existing ISO 12647 Standards (International Organization for Standardization for sheet-fed offset and web-offset heat-set) as the basis for exceptional printing. The goal is to specify a standard calibration process that will help printers reliably achieve a close "visual match" from proof to press. G7 breaks from traditional methods by focusing on colorimetric data for gray balance in the mid-tones rather than on densitometry, i.e. dot gain, for each color. G7 is named for its gray scale calibration technique and the 7 ISO ink colors it requires and is a trademark of IDEAlliance.
About Contac Services Inc.
Contac is a national multi-disciplinary one source solution provider specializing in data driven one to one communication and supply chain solutions. Contac provides an all-inclusive strategy to deliver personalized one to one solutions for you and your business. We'll create a bespoke approach to help you to drive your business in a quantifiable and meaningful way. Contac is a business process outsourced solutions provider, specializing in one source supply chain management. With our expert technological capabilities coupled with our fulfillment and print infrastructure, we enable our clients to effectively manage all aspects of their business, offering end to end solutions or select individual services to compliment their internal capabilities.
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