Idealliance Official Directory 

Idealliance is the world’s foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities, and Idealliance, a Liaison ‘A’ to ISO TC130, is one of the world’s largest contributors and developers of ISO standards.

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Professional Certifications

   G7 Expert Directory
G7 Experts are certified in the field of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment, and is authorized by Idealliance to train in the areas of color and print related issues. Visit the G7 microsite for more information. 

  BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Expert Directory
BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Expert are individuals who have completed comprehensive training and certification in packaging supply chain alignment. BrandQ Experts are certified to perform packaging supply chain site audits to train and align brands, brand owners, and their packaging supply chain providers. Visit the BrandQ microsite for more information.  

  Color Management Professional Master Directory
Certified Color Management Professionals (CMP) has proven proficient in the principles and best practices associated with color management implementation in a graphic communications production environment. CMP Master is the highest designation as part of Color Management Professional training and certification. CMP Masters are trained and certified in Color Management Fundamentals, Premedia, and Print - Digital and/or Offset. 

  Integrated Media Workflow (IMW) Professional Directory
 A certified IMW Professional has demonstrated an understanding of the technology and workflow fundamentals essential to effective multi-channel, cross-media publishing (formerly Emedia Pro).

  MailProfessional Directory
 A certified Mail Professional has achieved the designated level of Mail Professional by demonstrating a thorough knowledge involved in the principles of mail preparation and distribution through the U.S. Postal Service network.

  G7 Process Control Expert Directory
 G7 Process Control is an extension of the G7 program and is designed to drive process control through the entire print production workflow. The G7 Process Control Master Facility Certification Program is delivered by Idealliance Certified G7 Experts who are also certified as G7 Process Control Experts.

  JDF Expert Directory
A certified JDF Expert has a comprehensive understanding of the JDF (Job Definition Format) process and specific topics associated with JDF technology.


Facility Qualifications & Certifications

  G7 Master Qualified Facility Directory

G7 Master status is granted to physical facilities qualified to use the G7 Proof-to-Print Process and uses the most modern technology, techniques, and press controls to produce a close visual match from proof to print. Three levels of G7 Master Qualification compliance are available, G7 Grayscale, G7 Targeted, and G7 Colorspace. Visit the G7 microsite for more info.

  BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Facility Directory - Coming soon
BrandQ Certified Supply Chain status is granted to physical facilities who have completed the comprehensive documented 3rd party auditing process and demonstrated that the highest standards of performance are in place for print and packaging supply chain facilities serving brands and brands owners of consumer packaged goods. Visit the BrandQ microsite for more info. 

  G7 Process Control Master Certified Facility Directory

The Process Control Master Certification Program is designed in module format to serve the total media supply chain, driving process control through the entire print production workflow, for creative agencies, premedia and print providers. Process Control Master Certified facilities have proven superior capabilities in media production processes and delivery of print media.

Certified Systems

Idealliance is the leading global certified of systems required for state-of-the-art media production. 

  Digital Press System Certification - Electrophotographic
The Digital Press Certification Program for Electrophotgraphic systems certifies the capabilities of commercial production inkjet, high speed, cut sheet and web, devices to meet specific print standards. The program consists of testing and certification in areas of color, print properties, and print production. It considers the entire press system, including the digital front-end, print engine, and paper.

  Digital Press System Certification - Inkjet High Speed, Cut Sheet, & Web
The Digital Press Certification Program for Inkjet systems certifies the capabilities of commercial production inkjet, high speed, cut sheet and web, devices to meet specific print standards. The program consists of testing and certification in areas of color, print properties, and print production. It considers the entire press system, including the digital front-end, print engine, and paper.

  ISO/PAS 1533 Digital Press System Certification
The ISO/PAS 15339 Digital Press Certification Program certifies the capabilities of commercial digital presses to meet the color space requirements specified by the Characterized Reference Print Conditions (CRPCs) of ISO/PAS 15339. The program is an expanded compliance program to the Idealliance Digital Press Certification for digital printing press manufacturers and evaluates colorimetric accuracy and conformance referencing global specifications for electrophotographic, production inkjet, high speed, cut sheet and web devices.

  G7 System Certification
The G7 System Certification Program evaluates the ability of a software system to calibrate a printing device to meet the G7 grayscale definition using four 1-D Curves.

  G7 Press Control System Certification
G7 Press Control Certification validates a press control system’s ability to monitor and control G7 gray balance and tonality, supporting print service providers’ ability to realize the full benefits of the G7 methodology.

 Hard Proofing System Certification
The Hard Proofing System Certification program conveys a proofing systems capability associated with GRACoL® and SWOP® specifications, and compliance with ISO 12647-7.

  Soft Proofing System & Display Certification
A soft proofing system consists of a display, software, measurement equipment, and a host computer that adjusts incoming data so that a displayed image simulates the appearance of a hard copy proof calibrated to a chosen reference print characterization and viewed under standard lighting. Soft proofing systems are evaluated based on requirements specified in ISO 14861. A display is an LCD flat panel device with fluorescent or LED backlight, a screen resolution of 90 pixels per inch or more, a screen size capable of previewing intended content at full scale, and a gamut that encases the intended reference print condition. Displays are evaluated based on requirements specified in ISO 12646.

  Wide/Grand Format Inkjet System Certification
The Wide/Grand Format Inkjet System Certification Program evaluates original equipment manufacturers’ roll-fed and flatbed large format printing systems. Systems are evaluated for printing, production, and application qualities for a specific ink and media combination. Results of the program inform prospective and current users of large format technologies on which system best meets their production and market needs, as well as how to achieve consistent quality from their printing systems

Details on Idealliance System Certification available here. 

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