Ask about our FSC® certified products
SFI® Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving a sustainable forestry certification program that is internationally recognized and is the largest single forest standard in the world.
The SFI® Standard is based on principles and measures that promote sustainable forest management and consider all forest values. It includes unique fiber sourcing requirements to promote responsible forest management on all forest lands in North America.
SFI® certification also extends to the market. When they see the SFI® label on a product, consumers can be confident they are buying wood or paper from certified forests or certified sourcing.
Only SFI® certificate holders have permission to utilize the SFI® logo on printed pieces that meet SFI® standards.
cGMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
cGMPs provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. Adherence to the cGMP regulations assures quality by requiring that manufacturers of drug related printing adequately control manufacturing operations. This includes establishing strong quality management systems, obtaining appropriate quality raw materials, establishing robust operating procedures, detecting and investigating product quality deviations. This formal system of controls, if adequately put into practice, helps to prevent instances of, mix-ups, deviations, failures, and errors. This assures that drug related print products meet their quality standards.
The G7® process is a methodology developed by IDEAlliance, that is a Proof-to-Print validation.
The G7® certification requires new equipment and extensive technical training for an organization's technical operators. This methodology is specifically designed for the print industry and works in the same way as ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standards. The G7® Master Printer program requires a continuing audit process of press color measurement equipment, process control procedures and quality of printing.
The G7® methodology calibrates presses and proofing systems by measuring spectral data and using gray balance instead of just dot gain to achieve closer visual match between proof and press.
What does G7® mean to VG Reed & Sons customers?
- There is a level of confidence that exists because of the certification.
- It reduces cost and turn-around times from the built in efficiencies of the quicker make-ready at press.
- Print consistency from initial run to re-prints exists because the printed piece matches the proof.