Spear achieves G7 Master Printer status.

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* Spear, a provider of labels to the global beverage industry, announced that it has achieved G7 Master Printer status, which is a benchmark for exceptional print processes from proof-to-print.

G7 Master Printer qualifications are granted by IDEAlliance, a non-profit organization that specializes in developing "standards and best practices to enhance efficiency and speed information across the end-to-end digital media supply chain--creation, production, management, and delivery of knowledge-based multimedia content--digitally and in print." Master status is presented to physical facilities that continually use the G7 Proof-to-Print Processes and use modern technology, techniques, and press controls to ensure close visual match on printed products. G7 is both a definition of grayscale appearance and a calibration method for adjusting any CMYK imaging device to simulate the G7 definition.

To become certified at their corporate headquarters in Mason, OH, USA, Spear had to go through a qualifying process that includes optimizing all ink sets and print conditions, printing a fingerprint to evaluate the necessary curve...

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