Graphics Canada attracts some of our industry’s top colour experts for…


Add another special, co-located event to the sold-out Graphics Canada tradeshow, the largest event in the country for the printing and graphic arts industry, taking place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 11, 12 and 13, 2019, at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road in Mississauga, Ontario. If you’re involved in any aspect of pre-press, print quality, or colour management, this event is a must-attend. It’ll feature experts in the field discussing information that every print professional should know about colour reproduction.

Free for all show attendees, the Idealliance G7 Summit on Colour Management will take place Friday April 12, 2019. Topics and speakers will include:

Jeff Collins.

10:30 am – 11 am. Keynote Address: Idealliance Around the World – Why Standards and Specifications are Critically Important and Imperative (Jeff Collins, Idealliance Director of Print Technologies).

11 am – 11:45 am. Extended Gamut Printing in Packaging – The Benefits, Value and Business Case (Panel Discussion with Julian Hernandez, Esko, Team Leader, Flexo & Colour, and Stephen Zmetana, MA, Kodak Product Development and Support).

Noon – 12:30 pm. Wide Format: G7 Colour Management in a Wide World – The Art of Performance (with Peter Pretzer, ColorPath Solutions Development Manager at Fujifilm North America).

1 pm – 1:30 pm. Automation and Artificial Intelligence in Colour Management (With Dr. Mark Bohan, Konica Minolta’s Director of Colour Solutions).

Dr. Mark Bohan.

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm. Automating G7/ISO Compliance (with Devin Abromowitz, Techkon Vice President of Sales and Marketing).

2 pm – 2:30 pm. Digital Printing: Colour Management Workflow, ISO Standards, and ProcessControl (with John Scott Thoburn, Canon Senior Colour Analyst).

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm. Managing Brand Colour – Panel Discussion on The Global Supply Chain, Communication, Expectations and Results. (with Peter Pretzer, ColorPath Solutions Development Manager at Fujifilm North America, and Jeff Collins Idealliance Director of Print Technologies).

3:30 pm – 4 pm. G7 Integration for Digital Label Presses (Panel Discussion with Justin Greene, Mark Andy Digital Product Manager for Workflow & Business Analytics, and Matthew Gindele, Konica Minolta Director of Label Solutions).

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm. New Adobe PDF/X 6.0 – A Leap Forward for the Print and Publishing Supply Chain. (With Professor Chris Smythe, Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications Management).

As mentioned, this timely event is free for all show attendees. For more information and to register, please visit

About Idealliance. Idealliance, a global think tank, is a non-profit graphic communications industry organization with 12 strategically located offices around the world. Idealliance serves brands, content and media creators, manufacturers, service providers in print and packaging, fulfillment, mail delivery, marketing, material suppliers, and technology partners worldwide. The organization does its work through ISO Standards Innovation, Print and Digital Workflows and Technologies Collaboration, Technical Research and Industry Insights, and Certification, Training, and Brand and Facility Auditing Programs. Its specifications have transformed the graphic communications industry by defining production workflows for colour (GRACoL, SWOP, XCMYK, G7, BrandQ), content management (PRISM), mail supply (Mail.dat, Mail.XML), and paper (papiNet). ISO recognizes Idealliance as the world’s foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities. Idealliance is also the world’s leading contributor to ISO standards.



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