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G7 in the Real World

The New Standard for the
Management and Quality Control of Colour

Three IDEAlliance certified G7 Experts giving three presentations followed by Panel Discussion, Colour Booth Demonstration and Valuable Q and A Session   

If you have questions about ...

  • colour consistency and how it is measurered
  • measuring colour in print quality        
  • the standards for sheetfed, high-speed web offset, newsprint, flexo, digital     
  • new European standards (FOGRA, ECI, ISO)                    
  • G7 methodology and the impact on your bottom line
  • the tools required to analyze colour    
    how to involve your clients in a mutual quest for quality
  • actual G7 experiences “from the trenches”   

Individuals Who Should Attend

  • owners and senior decision makers   
  • prepress
  • press operations people

  • sales representatives
  • customer service representatives   
  • graphic designers

The Details - Where, When, What it Costs   


3 pm – 6 pm  —  Thursday, April 18, 2013


Firefighters Hall, in the Metrotown Complex, 6515 Bonsor St., Burnaby, BC


Members - $35 pp for the first three - additional registrants - $25 pp
Non-members - $70 pp for the first three - additional registrants $50 pp

To Register:

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Our Presenters

Ernst Vegt
Coast Imaging Arts
IDEAlliance certified G7 Expert  

Ernst Vegt
IDEAlliance certified G7 Expert
Well known in the British Columbia printing industry, Ernst has spent 40 plus  years in the graphic arts field specializing in colour reproduction. He has taught colour reproduction at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver Community College and Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Currently he owns his own company, Coast Imaging Arts, with a customer roster including printing companies, book publishers, art galleries, giclée printers, artists, photo-labs, advertising agencies and signage companies.

Digital Wide Format
John Rodgers
FujiFilm Canada    
IDEAlliance certified G7 Expert

John Rodgers
IDEAlliance certified G7 Expert
John Rodgers has over 25 years in the Graphics and Printing industry. Initially John started out making Colour Keys, Matchprints and Chromalins, and eventually became a Scanner Operator. With the advent of Macintosh computers in the Graphic Arts world in the late 1980’s, he could see the direction the industry was heading, and dove head first into Digital Photo Retouch and Desktop Publishing, both with Mac’s and with dedicated systems by Scitex and Crosfield. All the while, his focus and interest was in quality colour reproduction, and Colour Management, and Process Control.

For the past nine years John has worked for Fujifilm Canada where he is responsible for Colour Management as it relates to the Pressroom, Prepress Workflows, Proofing and Wide Format Rips and printers that Fujifilm sell and support. He also trains Fuji customers on the equipment the company sells, and helps to facilitate a Quality Controlled environment within their company.

He says that in our ever-changing industry, staying current and informed is crucial. You truly never do stop learning.

On the Press
Guy DuHamel

Spicers Canada    
IDEAlliance certified G7 Expert

Guy DuHamel
IDEAlliance certified G7 Expert,  Journeyman Lithographer
Guy DuHamel has been in the printing industry for over 30 years.  He is a certified journeyman lithographer with 15 years experience running multi-colour presses with various firms.  Guy then spent six years with Hostmann-Steinberg printing inks first in a sales/technical support position, but rising to branch manager for B.C.

For the past 12 years Guy has worked for the graphics divisions of Spicers Canada.  In that role he is the team lead for printing plate and pressroom technical support nationally as well as being in the first group of technicians the company sent for G7 certification.  As a G7 expert he has done installations across Canada and major cities in US.  For these projects his team developed a complete G7 workflow approach that predated the IDEAlliance certified process control program by two years.

Guy continues to be guided by the words of his first instructor at Vancouver Vocational’s apprentice lithography program: “If you can’t measure it. - you can’t control it.”