by Donna Covannon
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."