Century Label Renews G7 Master Qualification, Adds Colorspace Qualification


Century Label has announced the renewal of the G7® Master Facility Qualification of its integrated color management system, used primarily in producing digital labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging at its plant in Bowling Green, OH. In addition, Century has earned the G7 Colorspace Qualification for their proofing system.

G7 is an industry-leading set of specifications from Idealliance® for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. It is a global standard widely used to measure the color accuracy on any output device. G7 Master status indicates that the facility has calibrated certain equipment and systems to G7 gray balance and neutral tone curves and can deliver G7 proofs and print products.

The most stringent level of G7 compliance recognized by Idealliance, G7 ColorSpace includes all the requirements of the G7 targeted level and adds the matching to an entire reference print condition. Due to this compliance level, it now qualifies the company as a Master Facility Colorspace. The results of these tight tolerances are extremely close proof to press correlations.

“We are extremely proud of our team for achieving G7 Master Qualification. Quality and repeatability are vital to our customers,” says Rob Banister, Color Manager of Century Label. “Our commitment to the G7 methodology is just one example of how we’re maximizing our performance for the benefit of our customers.”

In 2016, Century Label joined a select group of global print service providers who have successfully completed training, examination and qualification process of their print production processes, validating their capabilities to the highest level of global industry standards and specifications. The implementation of the G7 methodology enables printers to reproduce a visually similar appearance across all printing types and substrates along with improving process control and production efficiency.

“We applaud Century Label for utilizing the G7 Master Program to assure consistency and quality in their proofing, brand color management and print processes,” commented Timothy Baechle, CEO for Idealliance. “G7 Master Qualification demonstrates a level of control and expertise that places Century at the top of their field. We applaud their leadership, commitment 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 idealliance.org.