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Generating Greatness: G7® Master Qualification

This quarter has been an exciting time at Custom Color. Last month we received an A+ SAGE rating for being a high-performance promotional products print provider. This week we added another certification to our collection.

We achieved G7® Master Qualification, awarded by Idealliance®, a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide. Custom Color joins a select group of print service providers who have successfully completed training, examination and qualification process of their print production processes, validating their capabilities to the highest level of global industry standards and specifications.

G7 is Idealliance’s industry-leading set of best practices for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. The application of this method enables printers to reproduce a similar visual appearance across all printing types and substrates.

Prior to our first G7 Master Qualification in 2015, our large format digital print services to clients in the hospitality, retail and trade show industries was thorough, but standardization was lacking. With a growing arsenal of printing equipment, we recognized that we had to ensure standardization across our presses so that mixed material marketing campaigns would appear cohesive in color. We looked to our Prepress Lead Larry, and the Idealliance G7 Master Program, to achieve further productivity gains to better serve our customer’s objectives for brand color quality and control.

“Ensuring color quality for our customers is vital,” stated Larry Legg, Custom Color’s Prepress lead. For the past two years, we have dedicated time and energy into achieving the accurate G7 gray balance. This color standardization in gray scale and color across our presses means assured accuracy and consistency for our client’s brands. “

"We applaud Custom Color for utilizing the G7 Master Program to assure consistency and quality in their proofing, brand color management and print processes," commented Steve Bonoff of Idealliance. "G7 Master Qualification demonstrates a level of control and expertise that places Custom Color at the top of their field. We applaud their leadership, commitment and support of the G7 Master Qualification Program."

Generating Greatness: G7 Master Qualification

Our G7 Master Qualification, in conjunction with our unparalleled customer service and top-of-the-line technology, are all reasons to think about switching from your current print services provider to a print solutions provider. Want to talk about it more? Contact us!

Par Excellence Promotions: An A+ Rated SAGE Supplier

SAGE, a Texas-based promotional products information services provider, recently announced its 2016 supplier rating award winners. Every year, SAGE presents its annual supplier awards to distributors and suppliers who are part of the SAGE network.

Ratings are a throw back to school – possible ratings are A+, A, B, C, D and F. After placing an order, customers voluntarily rate and comment about their provider’s performance on certain categories. These ratings are then all compiled to determine the provider’s yearly “grade.” The five categories for ratings are customer service, delivery, product quality, decoration quality and problem resolution.  These ratings are instantly averaged with the ratings from other SAGE users who have rated the particular supplier. This Supplier Rating System takes away speculation. By following this rating system, distributors know which company scores well in the areas applicable to their needs.

We’re so excited (and downright proud) to announce that Custom Color is a 2016 A+ rated SAGE supplier.  For the past five years, we have received an A+ rating from SAGE and countless positive scores and comments from our promotional products clients across the globe.

Our promotional products that are available on SAGE are the perfect outfit for any brand. Our 41-product offerings range from branding blocks to feather flags and table cloths to floor mats. All of our products are incredibly affordable and are created with the same care as all other Custom Color orders.

Being a part of the SAGE network is such an honor. In 2016 alone, more than 45,000 distributors spent over 9.1 million hours in SAGE. Moreover, SAGE is the leading provider of research and business management tools for the promotional products industry.  SAGE’s database of promotional products, combined with distributor’s honest reviews, is a fantastic resource that customers can use to elevate their businesses – we love being a part of client’s increased brand awareness and revenue.

Custom Color wants to thank our Color Crew for continuously inking amazing products and our Happiness Heroes for always making sure our clients are nothing short of pleased. Another huge thank you to our distributor clients for choosing Custom Color and for the ratings and comments that you provide.

We’re already working toward our 2017 A+ rating and are looking forward to providing print for the best clients in the business.