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G7 Live! heats up for Mumbai and Delhi demonstrations


The G7 Live events being organized by Idealliance India, a division of IppStar, are attracting a good number of brand owners, printers and converters to the demonstrations and basic training programmes featuring Steve Smiley in December. Mumbai seems to be the hotter destination with 37 persons already confirmed for the liveG7 demonstration at Parksons Graphics in Andheri on 12 December. The basic training in Mumbai to be conduct- ed on the morning of 11 December at the Pamex Exhibition site has 36 confirma- tions. Confirmations include Himalaya Drug, Godrej, Jabong, Pernod Ricard, Oylmpus Premedia, manroland, Repro India, Balodyan Press and New Jack Printing amongst others.

For the G7 Live! demonstration at Kumar Printers in Manesar in December there are 25 registrations thus far with atleast another 10 expected to join. Forthe basicG7 training on 7 December a similar number is expected to take part. The Manesar-Delhi participants include Ranbaxy, LT Foods, Surya Fresh Foods and Reddington.

Idealliance India is bringing back G7 expert Steve Smiley who has helped consumer product companies, printers and suppliers assure and achieve brand consistency in several countries. A leading color standardization and color management practitioner, Smiley has worked with Kraft Foods, Coca Cola Del Monte Foods, Coke, Pepsi, Diageo and Hershey to establish brand standards and supply chain protocols. He is also active in the development of global packaging standards and ISO print standards as the current Chair of Print Properties US, Co-Chair CGATS, Chair of GWG Colour Committee, ICC member and the ISO TC130 US flexo expert.

As a follow-up to the successful G7 brand owner and converter seminars in Delhi and Mumbai in February 2015, Steve Smiley will conduct both linear and calibrated press runs in two printing plants with invited guests including leading brand owners, printers and packaging converters. The press runs at Kumar Printers on 6 December (Sunday) will be followed by a G7 Basic Training at the Habitat Centre on the morning of 7 December.

On 11 December the half-day G7 Basic Training will take place at the BEC in Mumbai at a cost of Rs. 1,000 (Rs. 500 for Idealliance India members) and a certificate of attendance will be given. On 12 December linear and calibrated print runs on a multicolor offset and a digital press will be done at Parksons Graphics in Andheri in Mumbai. The G7 standardization will be open to brand owners, packaging converters and printers by invitation. Please contact Harmandeep Kaur at Idealliance India ( for more information and your personal invitation. You can also go to the IppStar and Idealliance India websites ( or

Get with it! Get into best practices, standardization and G7 qualification for your plant. Get G7 CMP and Expert certifications for your human resources. Idealliance India believes in transparently and cost-effectively taking the industry forward by education, training, certification and G7 qualification.

Steve Smiley at Pamex

Untitled 1On 9 December, the G7 See and Believe programme moves to Pamex in Mumbai where Steve Smiley will be an Expert Consultant who will answer your questions at the Pamex Exhibition faceto-face event on December 9 –from 3 to 5 pm. You can make an appointment to get your answers face-to-face by contacting the Pamex organizers or through Harmandeep Kaur at Idealliance India (

Smiley is one of the featured speakers at the Pamex Conference on 10 December 2015 where he will speak in the Color Management technical session and interact with a panel of brand owners and the audience. Interested participants in the G7 Basic Training on 11 December and G7 Live! demonstration at Parksons Graphics on 12 December can also meet Gaurav Mishra of Idealliance India at the Ipp Group Pamex stand A20 to sign up for these events.

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.