G7 Summit - A Conference of IDEAlliance


Powering the Supply Chain™

Graphics Canada – 2019 Color Summit 

Friday April 12, 2019 – International Centre, Hall 5, Aviation Room; There is no cost to attend, advance registration is required.

Idealliance, a global think tank, is a non-profit graphic communications industry organization with 12 strategically located offices around the world. Idealliance serves brands, content and media creators, manufacturers, service providers in print and packaging, fulfillment, mail delivery, marketing, material suppliers, and technology partners worldwide. We do our work through ISO Standards Innovation, Print and Digital Workflows & Technologies Collaboration, Technical Research & Industry Insights, and Certification, Training, and Brand and Facility Auditing Programs. Our specifications have transformed the graphic communications industry by defining production workflows for color (GRACoL®, SWOP®, XCMYK™, G7®, BrandQ®), content management (PRISM®), mail supply (Mail.dat®, Mail.XML™), and paper (papiNet®). ISO recognizes Idealliance as the world’s foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities, and Idealliance is the world’s leading contributor to ISO standards.

Friday April 12, 2019

10:30-11:00    Key Note: Idealliance Around the World – Why Standards and Specifications are Critically Important and Imperative

Jeff Collins – Idealliance, Director of Print Technologies


11:00-11:45    Extended Gamut Printing in Packaging – The Benefits, Value, and Business Case – Panel Discussion

Julian Hernandez – Esko, Team Leader Flexo & Color; Stephen Zmetana, MA – Kodak, Product Development and Support


12:00- 12:30   Wide Format: G7® Color Management in a Wide World- The Art of Performance

Peter Pretzer – ColorPath Solutions Development Manager FUJIFILM North America


1:00-1:30        Automation and Artificial Intelligence in Color Management

Dr. Mark Bohan – Konica Minolta, Director of Color Solutions


1:30-1:45        Automating G7/ISO Compliance

Devin Abromowitz – Techkon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing


2:00-2:30        Digital Printing: Color Management Workflow, ISO Standards, and Process Control

John Scott Thoburn – Canon, Senior Color Analyst


2:45-3:15         Managing Brand Color – The Global Supply Chain, Communication, Expectations and Results – Panel Discussion

Peter Pretzer – ColorPath Solutions Development Manager FUJIFILM North America & Jeff Collins – Idealliance, , Director of Print Technologies


3:30-4:00          G7® Integration for Digital Label Presses – Panel Discussion

Justin Greene – Mark Andy Digital – Product Manager Workflow & Business Analytics & Matthew Gindele – Konica Minolta Director of Label Solutions


4:15-4:45          New Adobe PDF/X 6.0 – A Leap Forward for the Print and Publishing Supply Chain.

Professor Chris Smythe, Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications


To register and for questions, contact Jeff Collins at 703.837.1062 jcollins@idealliance.org