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Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Printing Company, a leading provider of printing and publishing services to the STM journal, short-run magazine and catalog markets, has been qualified as a G7® Master Printer by IDEAlliance. Having received the G7 Master Status, Dartmouth Printing Company can now provide its customers with G7 proofs and prints.

Dartmouth Printing Company obtained the G7 Master status by calibrating its equipment and systems to simulate the G7 grayscale definition. G7 is device independent. The G7 neutral print density curve, calibration methodology, and gray balance definition is the same for any technology, substrate, or colorant. Using the G7 definition, Dartmouth Printing Company can match proofs and previously printed material from around the world, while also delivering on customer expectation to provide matching proofs and print to the latest color industry standards.

“The G7 methodology provides color consistency across proofing and press platforms and ensures color match regardless of device. G7, in addition to our closed loop ink controls, gives consistent and repeatable results throughout all jobs”, said Jack Elliott, Vice President of Operations at Dartmouth Printing Company.

The Dartmouth Printing Company plant joins the other three Sheridan print facilities (The Dingley Press, The Sheridan Press, and Sheridan Books), in achieving G7 Master Printer status.


About IDEAlliance®
IDEAlliance® (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a global community of content and media creators, and their service providers, material suppliers, and technology partners. The Association identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows – from content creation through delivery. Through its active committees, educational conferences, webinars, training and certification programs, IDEAlliance provides its members the forum for the exchange of information that results in the creation of the media production industry’s most valued standards. http://www.idealliance.org

About Dartmouth Printing Company
Located in Hanover, NH, Dartmouth Printing Company delivers superior magazine, special interest publication, and long-run journal printing, binding, co-mailing, and distribution services. Dartmouth Printing Company also offers a wide range of technology solutions, such as Dynamic and Mobile Editions and a growing suite of mobile content products. It is one of five Sheridan Group companies providing print, publishing services and technology solutions to the publishing industry. www.sheridan.com