SGIA Backs G7® As The Preferred Color Control Method For Screen And Wide-Format Digital Printing

Feb. 19, 2010 – Fairfax, Virginia – SGIA officially announced it is backing the G7® calibration
method that enables screen and wide-format inkjet printers to produce a similar visual appearance
across multiple printing technologies and substrates.

In 2008, SGIA and IDEAlliance®, which retains the intellectual property of the G7 method,
agreed to work together to enhance standardization and best practices in color management and
workflow. G7 is a method of attaining a visual match between different imaging systems using simple
one-dimensional curves for calibrating any CMYK imaging device.

“This is an important step for SGIA. We’re helping members employ calibration methods for
screen- and digital-printing devices to meet the IS0 12647-2 printing standard,” said Michael
Robertson, SGIA’s President and CEO. “SGIA will keep its members informed of ongoing developments
as it explores options for G7 education and business development opportunities.”

SGIA is committed to working with organizations such as IDEAlliance for the betterment of the
industry. Increasing our presence and participation in industry guidance enables SGIA to further
advance the specialty imaging industry.

“This is an opportunity for SGIA and IDEAlliance to bring best practices, specifications and
standards to the specialty graphics community,” said Joe Fazzi, IDEAlliance’s Vice President of
Print Media. “Everyone benefits from adopting the G7 methodology and we are pleased to be working
with SGIA on this initiative.”

Posted on March 2, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of SGIA