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A global technical podcast featuring guests from around the world, GAMUT is focused on bringing the industry highly informative, technical leading practices and initiatives on: brand management, measurable supply chain management programs, global print standards, design intent, measurement and evaluation, communicating across a global supply chain, proof-to-print alignment, workflow and process control standardization, color management and control, design thinking, hardware-instruments-tools and software advancing the industry, leading industry technical initiatives and stories of transformation from extraordinary minds within the print and packaging supply chain. Idealliance is a global non-profit think tank with 12 strategically located offices around the world, the largest certifying body in the world for industry competencies, systems, materials, and facilities and one of the world’s leading contributor to ISO standards, as a Liaison “A” to the International Organization for Standardization.
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In this episode of the GAMUT Podcast from Idealliance, our guest Steve Smiley of Smiley Color & Associates, an international expert in the field of flexo printing, brand color management, and ISO standards, shares valuable insight on global adoption of G7®, GRACoL® 2013, and universal datasets like ISO/PAS 15339 by brands and print manufacturers. Steve also dives into quality scoring and new improvements like Print Quality Exchange (PQX) and Print Requirements Exchange (PRX) specifications.Steve Smiley is a 40+year veteran of print manufacturing and pre-media and a world-leading advocate and technical expert for some of the largest consumer product companies, brands, and print service providers. Steve's contribution to improving tools, processes, specifications, and international quality standards is recognized throughout the supply chain. In 2017, Steve was inducted into the Flexographic Technical Association Hall of Fame. He is also the recipient of the Idealliance Holzinger Award for his exemplary service to the industry through the development of color management innovations that are now standards in the field, the FTA President Award, and the Clemson Top Cat Award. Steve was vital in developing the SWOP and GRACoL specifications, G7 Expert and G7 Master programs, and is the current co-chair for the Committee for Graphic Arts Technology Standards (CGATS).---This episode of the GAMUT Podcast is sponsored by:Tilia LabsReliance on human decision-making for planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable. Tilia Labs is leveraging AI technology to drive a revolution in preproduction, helping printers estimate faster, plan smarter, and manufacture profitably.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance. Become a member of Idealliance and transform the way you work—forever.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
In this episode of the GAMUT Podcast from Idealliance, Dr. Reem El Asaleh, an academic leader in graphic communication research, development, and education, talks about her diverse background and current work critical to the print and packaging industry. Dr. El Asaleh shares details on research projects covering Extended Color Gamut technology, ICC Max, artificial intelligence's impact in print, and the Dimension's Pilot program, an initiative to study equity and diversity, and inclusion in higher education.Dr. Reem El Asaleh, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Ryerson in the School of Graphic Communications Management. She gained her B.Sc. in Computer Science from United Arab Emirates University and Master and Ph.D. in Paper Engineering and Imaging Science from Western Michigan University. Dr. El Asaleh's multidisciplinary knowledge was shown in her multiple research projects that elaborate on issues that concern the graphic arts industry. She is a Ryerson representative for the International Color Consortium (ICC), a global not-for-profit organization that deals with specifications and standardization to support Color Management Systems (CMS).Dr. El Asaleh is currently working on a project for ICC to create an open-source conformance tool that would inspect the performance of newly constructed color device profiles using a new standard that the ICC is currently adapted. Other ongoing projects: Investigating Brand Color Reproduction using Expanded Gamut Technology with flexo printing, and investigating Advantage and limitations of Integrated Technologies in the Graphic Arts industry.---This episode of the GAMUT Podcast is sponsored by:Tilia LabsReliance on human decision-making for planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable. Tilia Labs is leveraging AI technology to drive a revolution in preproduction, helping printers estimate faster, plan smarter, and manufacture profitably.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
In this episode of the GAMUT Podcast from Idealliance, our guest Steve Smiley of Smiley Color & Associates, an international expert in the field of flexo printing, brand color management, and ISO standards, makes an excellent case for why flexo is the best and most versatile option for the print and packaging supply chain.Steve Smiley is a 40+year veteran of print manufacturing and pre-media and world-leading advocate and technical expert for some of the largest consumer product companies, brands, and print service providers. Steve's contribution to improving tools, processes, specifications, and international quality standards is recognized throughout the supply chain. In 2017, Steve was inducted into the Flexographic Technical Association Hall of Fame. He is also the recipient of the Idealliance Holzinger Award for his exemplary service to the industry through the development of color management innovations that are now standards in the field, the FTA President Award, and the Clemson Top Cat Award. Steve was vital in developing the SWOP and GRACoL specifications, G7 Expert and G7 Master programs, and is the current co-chair for CGATS.---This episode of the GAMUT Podcast is sponsored by:Tilia LabsReliance on human decision-making for planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable. Tilia Labs is leveraging AI technology to drive a revolution in preproduction, helping printers estimate faster, plan smarter, and manufacture profitably.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
In this episode of the GAMUT Podcast from Idealliance, our guest Jason Campbell of X-Rite-PANTONE®, explores how they manufacture the Pantone Formula guides used by millions of designers and producers worldwide to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization.Jason is a critical member of the Idealliance Print Properties Committee (PPC). His career began as a print manufacturer where he spent 16 years managing the modernization and automation of the entire production workflow from design to print. Jason joined X-Rite in 2015 as a Solution Architect focused on packaging and has a unique background in computer science and broad experience in color management, software development, workflow design, and IT. He serves a unique role as a conduit between customer support, product management, and R&D at X-Rite and has a degree in Computer Science from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.---This episode of the GAMUT Podcast is sponsored by:Tilia LabsReliance on human decision-making for planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable. Tilia Labs is leveraging AI technology to drive a revolution in preproduction, helping printers estimate faster, plan smarter, and manufacture profitably.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
In this episode of the GAMUT Podcast from Idealliance, Don Carli, co-founder and President of Nima Hunter eloquently discusses the future of color management by first describing the beginning of innovative solutions like stochastic screening and expanded gamut technology. Don also shares the key findings of the research study, “Discovering a New World of Color and Appearance Management Solutions.”Don Carli has been a management consultant and senior advisor to advertisers, publishers, and Fortune 1000 brands, including Adobe, Agfa, Dupont, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kodak, Reed Business Information, Time Incorporated, The Economist, and Xerox. Don is also a Senior Research Fellow with the nonprofit Institute for Sustainable Communication (ISC) where he directs The Sustainable Advertising Partnership and other programs addressing advertising, marketing, corporate responsibility, sustainability, and enterprise communication.---This episode of the GAMUT Podcast is sponsored by:Tilia LabsReliance on human decision-making for planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable. Tilia Labs is leveraging AI technology to drive a revolution in preproduction, helping printers estimate faster, plan smarter, and manufacture profitably.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
In this episode of the GAMUT Podcast from Idealliance, Don Carli, co-founder and President of Nima Hunter eloquently discusses the future of color management by first describing the beginning of innovative solutions like stochastic screening and expanded gamut technology. Don also shares the key findings of the research study, “Discovering a New World of Color and Appearance Management Solutions.”Don Carli has been a management consultant and senior advisor to advertisers, publishers, and Fortune 1000 brands, including Adobe, Agfa, Dupont, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kodak, Reed Business Information, Time Incorporated, The Economist, and Xerox. Don is also a Senior Research Fellow with the nonprofit Institute for Sustainable Communication (ISC) where he directs The Sustainable Advertising Partnership and other programs addressing advertising, marketing, corporate responsibility, sustainability, and enterprise communication.---This episode of the GAMUT Podcast is sponsored by:Tilia LabsReliance on human decision-making for planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable. Tilia Labs is leveraging AI technology to drive a revolution in preproduction, helping printers estimate faster, plan smarter, and manufacture profitably.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
In this episode, Tommy Bonte' discusses how Brobygrafiska's vocational education supports the print and packaging supply chain with cutting-edge equipment and solutions. Brobygrafiska is the meeting place and educational center within the graphic area: graphic design, packaging design, web, prepress, and flexographic printing. Brobygrafiska educates within Advanced Vocational Education. For companies, they offer training courses based on request, facilities for testing and prototypes, research and development, and consultation.---This episode of the GAMUT Podcast is sponsored by:Tilia LabsReliance on human decision-making for planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable. Tilia Labs is leveraging AI technology to drive a revolution in preproduction, helping printers estimate faster, plan smarter, and manufacture profitably.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
For years poor communication of quality expectations between brands, buyers, and suppliers has plagued the supply chain causing waste, frustration, and customer dissatisfaction. Idealliance's Dianne Kennedy discusses the latest innovation, Print Quality Exchange Format (PQX) or ISO 20616-2, which defines a standard XML report designed to enable the exchange of print quality data reports from printers to brands and print buyers. Part two of a two-part series.Dianne Kennedy BioDianne Kennedy has had a long career on the leading edge of technology innovations. Her career began as a writer/editor for the Doubleday Educational Publishing division. In 2003, Kennedy joined Idealliance as the VP of Digital and Print Technologies. There she led efforts to develop many technology standards, including PRISM, Mail.XML, and G7. Currently, Kennedy, sponsored by Idealliance, serves as technical lead and Editor for ISO 12606 Graphic technology — File format for quality control data and metadata. She has just launched a new consultancy, www.pqxconsulting.com, to assist printers and brands in implementing PQX and PRX print quality reporting. Kennedy was the recipient of the Graphic Communication Association's 1992 Tekkie award for her technology innovations to the professional publishing industry and the 2016 Franklin Luminaire Innovation Excellence Award for her changes in support of the digital media supply chain.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
For years poor communication of quality expectations between brands, buyers, and suppliers has plagued the supply chain causing waste, frustration, and customer dissatisfaction. Idealliance's Dianne Kennedy discusses the latest innovation, Print Quality Exchange Format (PQX) or ISO 20616-2, which defines a standard XML report designed to enable the exchange of print quality data reports from printers to brands and print buyers. Part one of a two-part series.Dianne Kennedy BioDianne Kennedy has had a long career on the leading edge of technology innovations. Her career began as a writer/editor for the Doubleday Educational Publishing division.In 2003, Kennedy joined Idealliance as the VP of Digital and Print Technologies. There she led efforts to develop many technology standards, including PRISM, Mail.XML, and G7. Currently, Kennedy, sponsored by Idealliance, serves as technical lead and Editor for ISO 12606 Graphic technology — File format for quality control data and metadata. She has just launched a new consultancy, www.pqxconsulting.com, to assist printers and brands in implementing PQX and PRX print quality reporting. Kennedy was the recipient of the Graphic Communication Association's 1992 Tekkie award for her technology innovations to the professional publishing industry and the 2016 Franklin Luminaire Innovation Excellence Award for her changes in support of the digital media supply chain.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Barbara Braun-Metz, Owner and CEO, and Thorsten Braun CTO of ColorLogic GmbH discuss current innovations in color transformation algorithms, automation, and standardizing Extended Color Gamut printing. We also get an inside view of some of their essential products. ColorLogic GmbH is an award-winning, global company committed to providing the most advanced software technology in color management. Their suite of products includes ColorAnt, CoPrA, and ZePrA, which offer an unparalleled range of color management technology with a high level of automation possibilities.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Google's Marco Ugolini discusses the digital transformation of brand photography in advertising, print, and packaging. Marco's career began in photography at the world-famous Lexington Labs in Manhattan, collaborating with legendary photographers like Bruce Weber to produce iconic ad campaigns for clients like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. A certified Idealliance G7® Expert, Marco takes us on a historical journey from black and white photography, to his early adoption of Photoshop, to why G7® is his go-to requirement within a brand and print supply-chain.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Jim Tillery, Sheetfed Product Manager at Heidelberg USA, discusses core values, strategies, and authentic partnerships that ultimately improve quality, efficiency, and ROI for Heidelberg users. Jim's years of manufacturing experience and wisdom is at the heart of this discussion. Heidelberg's mission is to supply the best end-to-end solutions for industrial print production – from the prepress stage right through to a product that is ready for dispatch. At Heidelberg, they focus on products and services that offer measurable productivity benefits, simplify the printing process, and drive forward digitalization so customers can run their businesses efficiently and profitably.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.This episode of the GAMUT Printing & Packaging podcast is brought you by Kodak. Kodak is a global technology company focused on print and advanced materials & chemicals. We provide industry-leading hardware, software, consumables and services primarily to customers in commercial print, packaging, publishing, manufacturing and entertainment.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Jay Kelbley, i1Product Manager, X-Rite PANTONE®, discusses the growth in new printing materials like textiles, glass, backlit displays, and how the new family of i1Pro 3 products support them. Jay holds a master's degree in fine arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has decades of experience working on color, printer, and camera systems for Kodak, Sony, & Samsung. X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers, and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.This episode of the GAMUT Printing & Packaging podcast is brought you by Kodak. Kodak is a global technology company focused on print and advanced materials & chemicals. We provide industry-leading hardware, software, consumables and services primarily to customers in commercial print, packaging, publishing, manufacturing and entertainment.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Dr. Mark Bohan, Director Color Solutions at Konica Minolta, discusses advanced automation of the Accurio Press with IQ-501 technology and how these inventions interact seamlessly with cloud-based color management products like AccurioPro CloudEye. Mark describes how Konica Minolta’s latest solutions fit perfectly within Industry 4.0 and the closed-loop attributes of automated color alignment to G7® target conditions.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.This episode of the GAMUT Printing & Packaging podcast is brought you by Kodak. Kodak is a global technology company focused on print and advanced materials & chemicals. We provide industry-leading hardware, software, consumables and services primarily to customers in commercial print, packaging, publishing, manufacturing and entertainment.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite PANTONE®, discusses the current state of specifications and standards like:Textile Process Control and Color ManagementG7 Target Conditions (CRPC) - ISO/PAS 15339Print Quality Exchange Format (PQX) - ISO 20616-2ICCMax - ISO 20677Part II of our discussion covers standards development and why it matters to the global print and packaging supply chain.Cheydleur is also the Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (USTAG) to ISO Technical Committee 130 (ISO TC130) that develops standards for the graphic arts industry, Chairman of ANSI/CGATS and Vice-Chair of the International Color Consortium (ICC).This Gamut podcast is Part II of a two-part discussion to update and explain the current state of specification and standards development. See Part I here »---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.This episode of the GAMUT Printing & Packaging podcast is brought you by Kodak. Kodak is a global technology company focused on print and advanced materials & chemicals. We provide industry-leading hardware, software, consumables and services primarily to customers in commercial print, packaging, publishing, manufacturing and entertainment.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite PANTONE®, discusses the current state of specifications and standards like:Near-neutral or G7®ISO 12647-2CxF/X4 (ISO 17972-4)ECGThe IT8.7/5 characterization chart. Part I of our discussion covers standards development of G7®, ISO 12647-2, ECG, and why it matters to the global print and packaging supply chain. Cheydleur is also the Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (USTAG) to ISO Technical Committee 130 (ISO TC130) that develops standards for the graphic arts industry, Chairman of ANSI/CGATS and Vice-Chair of the International Color Consortium (ICC). This Gamut podcast is Part I of a two-part discussion to update and explain the current state of specification and standards development.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.This episode of the GAMUT Printing & Packaging podcast is brought you by Kodak. Kodak is a global technology company focused on print and advanced materials & chemicals. We provide industry-leading hardware, software, consumables and services primarily to customers in commercial print, packaging, publishing, manufacturing and entertainment.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
In this episode, four international industry veterans of digital and analog print technologies like offset, inkjet, screen, flexo, and gravure discuss the tremendous difference in value between G7® and litho-centric TVI specifications like Fogra.Guests: Michael Ruff - a global pioneer and expert in wide format and screen printingK. Panthala Selvan, Managing Director, Idealliance South AsiaNiall Coady, Managing Director, MPX Colour—a London-based companyMichal Eichler, World Renowned Offset Press Expert and Director of Sales for Service Select Products at Koenig & Bauer---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.This episode of the GAMUT Printing & Packaging podcast is brought you by Kodak. Kodak is a global technology company focused on print and advanced materials & chemicals. We provide industry-leading hardware, software, consumables and services primarily to customers in commercial print, packaging, publishing, manufacturing and entertainment.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
David Hunter, the co-founder and principal at ChromaChecker discusses a critical and often overlooked metric used to predict and quantify print buyers' expectations for color. David has pioneered a process that quantifies a person's expectation of color match acceptance and carries it through the complete manufacturing workflow, ensuring success for manufacturers and their customers. David was one of Apple Computers' first three ColorSync Profilers. He is also one of the early G7 Experts, and one of just a few authorized G7 Expert trainers in the world. He currently is one of five North American members of the International CIE Committee (TC 8-16), joining those at Idealliance (with CEO Tim Baechle), studying how humans perceive common color appearance.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.This episode of the GAMUT Printing & Packaging podcast is brought you by Heidelberg.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Ron Ellis, Chair of Idealliance Print Properties & Colorimetric Council and leading global brand consultant, is back to discuss the value of latest Idealliance's Guide to Print Production v20. This is a free publication that addresses new ISO standards, new characterization datasets, new specifications in printing and packaging, lighting, viewing, measurement and a tremendous amount of new leading practices. Idealliance's Guide to Print Production is an insight into our work at Idealliance, free to the world. It is about design, to proofing, to printing, to packaging, and includes leading methods and techniques for reproducing a creative concept or image on targeted output media.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry.Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®.This episode of the GAMUT Printing & Packaging podcast is brought you by Heidelberg.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
Viktor Lazzeri, Business Manager for Barbieri products at Color Concepts, discusses the story of the Italian technology company, Barbieri, and how Color Concepts supports Barbieri customers in the global supply chain.Barbieri is an internationally operating manufacturer and supplier of intelligent color measurement systems that ensure the highest image quality for professional digital printing. Barbieri is a color measurement market leader for large format, flatbed, and industrial printing. Color Concepts B.V. and North America is the world’s largest, independent, state-of-the-art profiling and testing lab for professional digital wide-format printing industry.---GAMUT is produced and published by Idealliance - become a member today and join us  in creating the future of our industry. Learn more about Idealliance Certification Programs such as: G7®, BrandQ®, Color Management Professional® and Print Planning & Estimating Professional®. This episode of the GAMUT podcast by Idealliance is sponsored by drupa - the No. 1 trade fair for printing technologies held from April 20-30, 2021 in Düsseldorf Germany.Support the show (https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-membership)
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