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Arlington, TX, United States, 2010/10/28 - Just this month, PrintPlace is able to yet again add another award to its list - PrintPlace.com.
Matt Louis, the Color Assurance Manager at PrintPlace.com, won the October 2010 ISO 12647 Gap Analysis Audit from KEE Consultants and sponsored by Alwan Color Expertise at the IDEAlliance G7 Summit at GraphExpo.
In layman’s terms, this award recognizes PrintPlace.com, a leading online printing company, for meeting printing standards set by the International Standards Organization. Begun in 2006, PrintPlace.com has been matching presswork with the ISO 12647-2 to provide customers with the best possible print reproduction results. This ISO standardization involves process control for offset lithographic printing, specifically for the production of half-tone color separations and proof and production prints. Go to iso12647standardization.com for more information.
As a G7 expert, Louis says regarding the Gap Analysis Audit award, "Printing has been priced as a commodity for the past decade, but the way we manufacture print also had to become a commodity to enable automation and scalability. We produce thousands of pages per day and we know what every page should look like in terms of CIElab and process control aimpoints without even having to visually inspect the printed images. We are excited to have won the KEE Gap Analysis Audit to obtain measurable recommendations from a recognized expert source as to how
we can improve our operation."
"We are very happy to make our Gap Analysis Audit (GAA) available for North American printers in support to the PSA initiative (Printing Standards Audit and process certification) lead in the USA by IDEAlliance® and Rochester Institute of Technology,” says Elie Khoury, founder and chair of KEE Consultants. Khoury also points out that the Gap Analysis Audit is one of the most cost-effective ways for a North American printing company that desires to print according to international standards to begin the process of preparing for the Printing Standards Audit and Process Certification.
PrintPlace.com provides high quality, full color offset printing to clients online. From beginning to end of the printing process, PrintPlace.com guarantees color management. An Instant Price Tool allows clients to see quotes instantly before placing an order and proofs are automatically included with every order. Clients can also track orders in real time through a free account on the PrintPlace.com website. With printing facilities located on both the East and West coasts, along with the headquarters located in Dallas, TX, PrintPlace.com is able to offer fast and affordable turnaround and shipping of orders. Call or visit one of the product pages on printplace.com to place an order with PrintPlace today.
Founded by Elie Khoury, KEE Consultants (keeconsultants.com) is an international organization of graphic industry consultants committed to helping companies within the graphic industry meet ISO standards. KEE offers clients both online and on-site services that include training and preparation for certification, seminars, audits, and color reproduction and quality assurance services. The Gap Analysis Audit is one way that KEE recognizes leading printing companies for its standardization efforts.
Alwan Color Expertise
Elie Khoury also began Alwan Color Expertise to show the importance of color management and standards. Alwan (alwancolor.com) offers both software and consultant services to businesses within the graphic arts industry. A CMYK Optimizer, PDF Standardizer, Print Standardizer, and Print Verifier are four software solutions that Alwan supplies.
International Digital Enterprise Alliance (idealliance.com), a non-profit organization, has led information technology and publishing since 1966. IDEAlliance creates, manages, delivers, and provides services for knowledge based multimedia content both for print and digital purposes.