Idealliance Africa
Powering the Supply Chain™

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Powering the Supply Chain.™


Idealliance has partnered with John Panton and his team to establish Idealliance Africa. John Panton is both a Global G7 Expert and a certified G7 Expert Trainer.


G7 is Idealliance’s industry-leading set of specifications for achieving gray balance and visual similarity across all print processes.



Explore the value of Idealliance G7… now also in Africa.

Idealliance is a global industry non-profit organization with offices in 12 countries strategically located around the world. Since 1896, Idealliance has been serving brands, brand owners, content and media creators, OEMs, mail, marketing, print service providers, and material suppliers- worldwide.  Idealliance is the world’s foremost certifying body of competencies, systems, materials, and facilities providing state-of-the-art production, as measured by ISO year after year. Our specifications have transformed the industry and define production workflows for color (GRACoL®, SWOP®, XCMYK™, G7®, BrandQ™) content management (PRISM®), and paper (papiNet®). Idealliance leverages its collaborative and cross-industry global knowledge and resources to serve as a leading innovator in ISO standards development, program development, and a source of real-world insights and intelligence, continuously setting the standard for how our industry surges forward.

Join John Panton and his team for online and classroom based training at the Idealliance Training Centre in Cape Town.



Color Management Professional

The CMP certification program begins with an extensive course on the fundamentals of color management where certification as a Color Management Professional (CMP) can be achieved. Additional courses in many specialty areas within the graphic communication and production environments are also available. Each course contains both training and certification exam. Exam must be passed with a minimum score of 80% to qualify as a CMP.



BrandQ® is a unique program focused on the packaging supply chain, providing tools, measurements, methods, and language for facilitating effective communications between brands and suppliers. The BrandQ program was created by the packaging supply chain for the packaging supply chain. BrandQ training and certification programs are available for brand managers, packaging supply chain experts, and packaging supply chain facilities.


G7® Expert/Pro Certification

G7® is Idealliance’s global industry-leading set of specifications for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. Idealliance certifies our industry’s most knowledgeable experts to qualify leading providers of print, creative, and prepress services in the G7 methodology. The G7 method outlines an easy-to-follow recipe for implementing ISO printing standards and additional metrics. The result is a simple but powerful way to match from proof to press.



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