Hub Labels Earns Next G7 Print Quality Certification

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Hagerstown, MD – Hub Labels, Inc announced that it has achieved the next level for the G7® Master Facility Qualification of its integrated color management system for producing digital durable labels at its plant in Hagerstown, MD. Hub Labels is now at the G7 Targeted Compliance level within the G7 Master Qualification Status.

G7® is an industry-leading set of specifications from Idealliance® for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. It is a global standard widely used to measure the color accuracy on any output device. G7 Master Status indicates that the facility has calibrated certain equipment and systems to G7 gray balance and neutral tone curves and can deliver G7 proofs and print products.

There are three compliance levels within the G7 Master Qualification Status. From lowest level to highest level, they are G7 Grayscale compliance, G7 Targeted compliance, and G7 Colorspace compliance.

G7 Targeted compliance is achieved when G7 Grayscale is achieved, plus the solid ink measurements for primaries and secondaries (CMY and RGB) and substrate color are also within spec to one of the G7-based targeted color spaces.

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“We are very happy to keep advancing and improving as a company as we move up the G7 print qualifications. This further demonstrates our ability to maintain a printing process that produces quality and repeatable results,” says Jesse Hood, Vice President of Operations at Hub Labels. “Our commitment to the G7 methodology is just another feather in our continuous improvement cap.”

Hub Labels joins a select group of global 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. The implementation of the GMI and G7 methodology enables printers to reproduce a visually similar appearance across all printing types and substrates along with improving process control and production efficiency.

Hub Labels, Inc has been at the forefront of advances in the label printing industry, having been among the first to introduce four-color process, computer-to-plate technology, digital printing, servo-driven presses and many other innovations. Hub Labels, Inc produces 1200 print resolution with a 7-color extended gamut that achieves the highest quality in the print industry.

About Idealliance

Idealliance® is dedicated to guiding media production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide. Visit the Idealliance® website to learn more about G7 Master Qualification.

About Hub Labels

Hub Labels, Inc. is a Maryland-based manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels and linerless labels. Hub is a landfill-free company and a certified member of the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership. At the heart of Hub are the people, who are driven by five key principles: Safety, Sustainability, Innovation, Service and Community.