September 11, 2017 ~ 1-4PM

McCormick Center @ print17

A gathering of the industry's leading color and print production specialists

free to ATTEND!

Whether you're a Certified G7 Expert or novice to print production, the G7 Summit
is a must attend for those seeking operational excellence in print production



At the G7 Summit, attendees share experiences of G7
and discover what's on the horizon for the world's
leading print quality program.


Seating is limited so reserve your seat in this FREE program today.

G7 Summit


September 11, 2017
1 to 4 PM

104ab South Building
Level 1, McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Program Agenda

The G7 Summit is presented in a ‘talk show” format—with each guest speaker joining host Tim Baechle on stage for a discussion around a G7® related topic.

1:00 – 1:10 pm
Welcome to the G7® Summit & Program Update
Tim Baechle, Idealliance                                                                  

1:10 – 1:30 pm
Value of G7®: What’s in it for you?
Greg Buschman, Strategic Account Marketing                             

1:30 – 1:50 pm
How G7® Immediately Impacted our Business
Ken Huizenga, Spectrum Printing                                  

1:50 – 2:10 pm
Go Big or Go Home: Mastering G7® for Wide Format 
Dave Brewer, Image Options                           

2:10 – 2:30 pm
BrandQ: Why Big Brands Love G7®
Ron Ellis, Ron Ellis Consulting                                                                

2:30 – 2:45 pm
G7® Beyond Offset - Hybrid Environments
Cory Sawatzki, CGS    

2:45 – 3:00 pm
Why Quality Control is Still Key
Jim Raffel, ColorMetrix                                                                                

3:00 – 3:20 pm
The Wild Side of G7®: Printing on Everything (Except Paper)
Tim Quinn, Nazdar                                

3:20 – 3:35 pm
G7®: 10 Years After
Don Hutcheson, HutchColor                                                                                               

3:35 – 4:00 pm
Ask the Experts: Open Forum Q&A Discussion on all G7® and Color Related Topics
Greg Buschman, Ron Ellis, David Hunter, Lou Prestia, and John Scott Thorburn

4:00 pm Adjourn


G7® is Idealliance’s industry-leading set of specifications for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes.

Watch Ken Huizinga of Spectrum Printing discuss the benefits of G7 for Spectrum Printing, then come meet Ken, and many other G7 evangelists, at the G7 Summit!


Contact G7 Program Director

Tim Baechle

Vice President Global Print Production Technologies & Workflows