Konica Minolta to Host Webinar Featuring Don Hutcheson

Free Konica Minolta Webinar Program Will Focus on Topics Important to Customers

Ramsey, NJ – February 9, 2015 – Today Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) has announced the launch of a new webinar series to be kicked off with Don Hutcheson as host. The program will entertain and educate viewers in on-line Color Management from IDEAlliance. Recognized expert and founder of the G7 process Don Hutcheson will present “G7: Why Using It Will Produce Constant Repeatable Color”.  The first webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 2p (EST) with a live session on the steps of streamlining the G7 process for a print provider as well as Konica Minolta’s new offerings.                                                                                                                                                     

The customer-driven web based training offered through Konica Minolta designed by IDEAlliance will cover:

Fundamentals of Color Management  

Color Management Professional Fundamentals offers the latest in color theory and applications in color managing a media production workflow. The course provides a strong educational foundation for any technical practitioner interested in a comprehensive understanding of a color managed graphics workflow. 

Color Management for Creative Staff

Color Management Professional Creative is developed for professionals charged with the design and production of creative content. Through a series of short, interactive and informative lessons, CMP Creative examines issues critical to the process of ensuring content output meets the intended design and corporate brand objectives.

Color Management for Sales Staff 

The CMP Sales course assists the print and pre-media account executive in managing customer’s color expectations and assuring integrity to their client's brand image. The program defines how your company achieves a proof-to-print match, ensuring brand color across multiple jobs and devices. This eLearning program provides a unique opportunity to educate account executives to the fundamentals of color management, without overloading on the technical details.

Konica Minolta customer-driven on site professional Services:

  • G7 Hands On Color Management training

Operators will learn how to understand their print Engine, linearization, calibration, curves and profiles.   Why consistent methodology is imperative when trying to maintain color consistency.

  • G7 Master Printer Certification

G7 Master Printer Qualification is granted to print facilities proven capable of performing the G7 methodology and proof and press by a certified G7 Expert.  Konica Minolta has 40+ G7 Experts in the field to help customers.

  • Color Workflow Assessment

G7 Experts to help customers design a color workflow and to implement consistent repeatable color on digital and offset presses.

Our team of experts will be able to analyze color and print related issues, take corrective action to bring systems and processes in control to a set method, standard or specification with repeatable, predictable results.

"At Konica Minolta, we know how important training and staff development are to our customers, and their successful use of technology to drive strategic business goals," says Kevin P. Kern, senior vice president, Marketing. "We have expanded our educational options for customers and launching this webinar prepares organizations to take full advantage of the topics that can help streamline their processes. “


This is the first event in the 2015 webinar series aimed at helping organizations and supporting them in every step during the implementation– central to business in 2015 and beyond. The following webinars will focus on Marketing as a service, selling your story as a sales tool, expanding applications by using pre-die cut sheets and lean manufacturing.


Don Hutcheson, President, HutchColor, LLC

With more than 41 years of experience in photography, design, pre-press, printing and color science, Don Hutcheson has pioneered many techniques we now take for granted, like RGB workflows, soft proofing, extended-gamut printing, and digital proofing. In 1995 he started the world’s first color management consultancy, HutchColor, LLC, to bring the concept of ICC color management to professional graphic users.  Today he continues to train the world’s top printers, publishers, agencies, photographers, and designers through private consulting and public conferences. In 2006 as chair of the IDEAlliance GRACoL Committee, Hutcheson used his own proof-to-press calibration method (now known as “G7®”) to produce the current GRACoL and SWOP data sets.  Since then G7 has made standardized printing and proofing easier and more accessible to thousands of printers and print buyers world-wide.

To register for the sales webinar:  https://kmbs.adobeconnect.com/idealliancewebinar/

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a global community of content and media creators, along with their service providers, material suppliers, and technology partners. The association identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows—from content creation through distribution.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the world’s leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of  IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). KMBS has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.


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Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager

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