It is a full house in a real Mumbai monsoon setting, with Steve Smiley mentoring the training sessions. The first day was blocked with eight hours in the classroom and calibration of the Epson proofer to CRPC6. On the second day, following a few hours of interactive classroom work, we visited our host printer, Parksons Graphics, across Andheri where we did our initial test runs on both the Heidelberg 74 five-color plus coater offset press and the HP Indigo 5600. We brought the sheets back to measure the P2P strips and to create the curves we need for the G7 calibration of the press.
All the candidates took turns measuring the P2P wedges and saving the data into the Curve 3 software. So, for now we will just sit back and create the curves for tomorrow’s final runs at Parksons Graphics in its attempt to become India’s first G7 Master Qualified plant. Lastly, we will review our work over the past two days. The Parksons G7 qualification runs tomorrow and we will measure the sheets to see if they make it. Post the review and exam, the verdict would be out as to how many finally make it as certified G7 Professionals and G7 Experts.