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Fujifilm Achieves G7® Master Qualification on its Flexographic Press at the Graphics Innovation Hub

December 9, 2020

Hanover Park, Ill. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s  Graphic Systems Division Graphics Innovation Hub in Hanover Park, Illinois has achieved G7® Master Qualification with Targeted compliance (CRPC6) on its flexographic press, awarded by Idealliance® (Alexandria, Va.), a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications, and standards worldwide. In earning this qualification, Fujifilm successfully completed thorough training and examination, culminating with Idealliance issuing qualification for their Hanover Park facility.

G7 is Idealliance’s set of global standards for achieving gray balance to obtain visual similarity across all print processes. The application of this method enables printers to reproduce a consistent visual appearance across all printing types and substrates, which is especially useful in the printing of packaging.

“Accuracy, predictability and repeatability are important to our customers,” says Peter Pretzer, ColorPath solutions development manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “Our commitment to G7 standards is just one example of how we’re maximizing the performance of flexographic solutions we provide to our customers. We look forward to the benefits that this qualification brings to both our clients and their customers.”

Fujifilm offers its print service provider customers training as part of Master G7 Print Provider Qualification, G7 Expert & Professional training and certification, and G7 alignment of Fujifilm and third party printing systems. The Fujifilm team utilized tools that are offered by its Graphic Systems Division, including ColorPath® SYNC Align, 300 Series LED/UV Hybrid inks, Illumina® UV/LED Curing System, Flenex Waterwash Flexo Plates, Esko CDI Crystal 4835, Tesa Tape, and an Edale FL-3 430mm flexo press, to achieve G7 Colorspace compliance on flexographic equipment in its Hanover Park facility. G7 Master Qualification for their facility demonstrates how Fujifilm can also help its customers achieve objectives for brand color quality and control. 

“Using and teaching G7 provides a significant advantage for Fujifilm customers,” commented Mike Grady, vice president of global partnerships, Idealliance. “Utilizing the G7 Master Program helps assure their customers achieve uniform color management processes. We applaud Fujifilm’s commitment to, and support of, the G7 Master Qualification Program.”

Idealliance is dedicated to guiding media production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide. To learn more about G7 Master Qualification, please visit https://www.idealliance.org

For additional information on FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, go to https://www.fujifilm.com/us/en/about/region/affiliates/graphic-systems.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; one-time-use cameras; and the popular INSTAX™ line of instant cameras and accessories. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, lenses, and content creation solutions, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars and other optical imaging solutions. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of FUJIFILM products and services in Canada.  For more information, please visit https://www.fujifilm.com/us/en, go to https://www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to https://www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings cutting edge solutions to a broad range of global industries by leveraging its depth of knowledge and fundamental technologies developed in its relentless pursuit of innovation. Its proprietary core technologies contribute to the various fields including healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, optical devices, digital imaging and document products. These products and services are based on its extensive portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and imaging technologies. For the year ended March 31, 2020, the company had global revenues of $21 billion, at an exchange rate of 109 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: https://www.fujifilmholdings.com

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Gregory Pas
FUJIFILM North America Corporation