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BookBaby Achieves G7® Master Qualification for Xeikon Printing Presses

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by Donna Covannon

With their Xeikon SX30000 Printing Presses, BookBaby is part of a select group that offers the highest level of printing capabilities.

BookBaby, a renowned print service provider located just outside of Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, 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. BookBaby joins a select group of print service providers who have successfully completed a training, examination, and qualification process for their print production processes, validating their capabilities to the highest level of global industry standards and specifications.

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

BookBaby offers book printing and self-publishing services utilizing the Xeikon SX30000 production printing presses. Already an efficient print provider, BookBaby looked to Certified G7 Expert Ben Davis and the Idealliance G7 Master Program to achieve further productivity and to better serve its customer’s objectives for color quality and control.

“Quality and repeatability are important to our customers,” says Jim Foley, President of BookBaby. “Our commitment to the G7 method is just one example of how we’re maximizing our performance to the benefit of our customers. We look forward to the benefits that standardization brings to both our clients and our organization.”

“G7 provides a significant advantage for BookBaby, as utilizing the G7 Master Program assures a measurable, predictable, and uniform color management process,” commented Jordan Gorski, Senior Vice President, Idealliance. “We applaud their commitment to process control excellence and support of the G7 Master Qualification Program.”

"BookBaby's achievement of G7 Master Qualification, with the Xeikon SX30000 printers, secures commitment to their customers’ requirements in delivering quality and consistency with every print run...on the first order and the hundredth order. We value BookBaby's partnership in selecting Xeikon as their vendor supplier to facilitate these requirements says Donna Covannon, Director, and Marketing Xeikon."

About BookBaby

BookBaby is where writers become authors. Its mission is to take the hard work out of self-publishing by offering book printing, eBooks, audiobooks, book distribution, cover design, professional book editing, and book marketing. BookBaby has everything today’s indie author needs to succeed. BookBaby also distributes printed books and eBooks to the largest distribution network, including Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and many other popular retailers worldwide. Authors keep 100% of their book’s net sales while retaining all rights and creative control.

About Xeikon

Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers digital colour presses for label and packaging applications as well as graphic arts and commercial printing. These printing machines work with different imaging technologies, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.

Xeikon is Flint Group’s “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of consumables for the printing industry. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, press room chemicals, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. The Flint Group is based in Luxembourg and employs around 5500 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.

For more information about Xeikon, visit and for Flint Group, visit or contact:

Corporate Communications Manager
Danny Mertens
Duwijckstraat 17 – 2500 Lier, Belgium
T: +32 (0) 3 443 13 11 – M: +32 (0) 494 50 00 57

G7 Master Facility Colorspace

Bookbaby has achieved the level of G7 Master Qualification with colorspace compliance by demonstrating through production of print and/or proofing, the knowledge, skill, and best practices required to effectively operate the G7 methodology in a graphic communications production environment.