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G7® Master Qualification

Wednesday, January 27, 2016



Green Bay, Wis.— Green Bay-based Elevate97—known for showing off world-renowned brands, anywhere anyhow—has achieved G7® Master Qualification, awarded by Idealliance®, a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications, and standards worldwide.

Elevate97 joins a select group of print service providers who have successfully completed training, examination and qualification of their print production processes. This validates the company’s capabilities to meet the highest level of global industry standards and specifications.

“We seek ways to print it bigger, make it brighter and shine it better for client partners who absolutely must have quality and consistency in representing their brands,” said Kate Burgess, CEO and owner of Elevate97. “Our commitment to the G7 method is just one example of how we continually elevate our own performance for the benefit of our customer partners. We don’t want to simply meet their expectations—we want to bring their expectations to the next level.”

G7 is Idealliance’s industry-leading set of best practices and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across print processes and for achieving color balance in the printing process. Applying this method enables printers to reproduce a consistent appearance across all printing types and substrates.

Elevate97 received certification for printing services it provides using two EFI VUTEk GS3250LX Pro digital presses. The eight-color presses provide some of the finest printing detail in the market. They can print on any almost any surface or material up to 2 inches thick. LED lights cure the ink, making it an energy-efficient process as well.

“These presses are primary resources for meeting our client partners’ needs,” said Burgess. “We’ve always been a reliable partner, but we looked to the Idealliance G7 Master Program to achieve even more productivity and the best in brand color quality control.”

Examples of items Elevate97 prints for major brands on these presses include large-scale retail displays, point-of-purchase displays, banners, self-adhesive graphics and graphics for backlit displays—like those you might see in a mall or in branded stores in large cities, like Chicago.

“We applaud Elevate97 for utilizing the G7 Master Program to assure consistency and quality in their proofing, brand color management and print processes,” commented Steve Bonoff, Executive Vice President for Idealliance. “G7 Master Qualification demonstrates a level of control and expertise that places Elevate97 at the top of their field. We applaud their leadership, commitment and support of the G7 Master Qualification Program.”

About Elevate97

Elevate97 was established in 1997 and is dedicated to showing off world-renown retail brands. Anywhere. Anyhow. The company provides a wide variety of services to get its clients’ brands to stores and homes. Elevate97 clients include brands such as Carhartt, New ERA, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Pandora Jewelry, TaylorMade-adidas Golf and the Green Bay Packers. For more information visit elevate97.com.

About Idealliance

Idealliance® – Where media creators and technology communities collaborate to craft best practices, advance standards, and certify people, processes, and systems to achieve the highest performance in creation, production and delivery of graphic communications. For more information, visit idealliance.com.