At North Star Printing, we take the business of quality seriously. The globally recognized certifications we have earned show that we continuously deliver the highest quality print material to our print customers.
G7® is both a definition of grayscale appearance, and a calibration method for adjusting any CMYK imaging device to simulate the G7 grayscale definition.
G7 yields a visual match between different imaging systems using simple one-dimensional curves, and enables shared appearance between different printing devices or specifications when additional color management is not available. G7 is the basis for GRACoL on #1 paper (TR006 ), SWOP on #3 paper (TR003), SWOP on #5 paper (TR005) and FIRST’s Flexo on white polyester substrate (TR007). G7 utilizes one of the implementation methods of the new ISO 10128 standard for near-neutral calibration.
A key benefit of G7 is that it is device independent. The G7 neutral print density curve (NPDC), gray balance definitions and calibration methodology are the same for any imaging technology, regardless of substrate, colorants, screening technologies, etc. The NPDC at the heart of the G7 gray scale definition was derived by analyzing the neutral tonality of typical ISO Standard commercial offset printing using computer-to-plate technology .
G7 should not be confused with GRACoL7, which is the 7th edition of the GRACoL Specification.
The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.
The FSC vision is that we can meet our current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations.
To achieve our mission and vision, FSC has developed a set of 10 principles and 57 Criteria that apply to FSC-certified forests around the world.
Chain-of-Custody certification provides assurance that products bearing the FSC label directly support responsible forest management.