Customers Earn G7 Master Qualification

Konica Minolta Helps Customers Earn G7 Master Qualification

Marketing, Commercial Print and Education Customers Achieve Superior Color Consistency with Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS Technologies

Ramsey, N.J. – September 11, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that the following customers have earned G7® Master Qualification from IDEAlliance® with the help of Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRESS technologies: IN Marketing Services, Riverside City College Printing & Graphics Center, Apex Color and Digital Dog Direct.

IDEAlliance, a not-for-profit association of leading print and electronic media service providers and their technology partners, manages the G7 Master Qualification which serves to identify print service providers, prepress providers, and creative agencies that excel in implementing the G7 Proof-to-Print Process.  This process is a calibration method that allows printers to achieve a visual simulation across multiple print platforms.  All G7 Master Qualified companies can simulate color locally as well as globally, across all types of print systems and devices. 

To receive G7 Master Qualification, print shop staff need to be trained by a G7 Expert. Konica Minolta currently has the largest body of G7 Experts in the industry and offers customers an onsite G7 Master Qualification Printer Program that provides training for employees to prepare and monitor the color management process through IDEAlliance.

“By helping our customers achieve one of the highest global color consistency standards, we are delivering on our promise of offering market-leading innovation and performance,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “As a G7 Master qualifier, Konica Minolta ensures that customers can count on us for superior color-quality solutions for all their business needs.”

As a global association, IDEAlliance is dedicated to guiding media production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide.  To learn more about G7 Master Qualification, please visit or stop by Konica Minolta booth #518 at PRINT 13 this week.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has been recognized as a leading supplier by the Allegra Network, International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), The UPS Store, Inc., and National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP).  Konica Minolta’s innovative bizhub PRESS C8000 is the first digital press to receive the G7 Digital Press Certification from IDEAlliance® and the company currently has the most G7 Certified experts in the industry.  For more information, please visit and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contacts

Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-934-4759
[email protected]

Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 856.381.0651
[email protected]

Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 857.205.0919
[email protected]

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