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Press release Wins ISO 12647 Gap Analysis Audit

10-29-2010 08:50 AM CET | Advertising, Media Consulting, Marketing Research

Press release from: PrintPlace

Dallas, TX, October 22, 2010 -- Just this month, is able to yet again add another award to its list. Matt Louis, the Color Assurance Manager at, won the October 2010 ISO 12647 Gap Analysis Audit from KEE Consultants and sponsored by Alwan Color Expertise at the IDEAlliance G7 Summit at GraphExpo.

In layman’s terms, this award recognizes, a leading online printing company, for meeting printing standards set by the International Standards Organization. Begun in 2006, has been matching presswork with the ISO 12647-2 to provide customers with the best possible print reproduction results. This ISO standardization involves process control for offset lithographic printing, specifically for the production of half-tone color separations and proof and production prints. Go to for more information.

As a G7 expert, Louis says regarding the Gap Analysis Audit award, "Printing has been priced as a commodity for the past decade, but the way we manufacture print also had to become a commodity to enable automation and scalability. We produce thousands of pages per day and we know what every page should look like in terms of CIElab and process control aimpoints without even having to visually inspect the printed images. We are excited to have won the KEE Gap Analysis Audit to obtain measurable recommendations from a recognized expert source as to how
we can improve our operation."

"We are very happy to make our Gap Analysis Audit (GAA) available for North American printers in support to the PSA initiative (Printing Standards Audit and process certification) lead in the USA by IDEAlliance® and Rochester Institute of Technology,” says Elie Khoury, founder and chair of KEE Consultants. Khoury also points out that the Gap Analysis Audit is one of the most cost-effective ways for a North American printing company that desires to print according to international standards to begin the process of preparing for the Printing Standards Audit and Process Certification. provides high quality, full color offset printing to clients online. From beginning to end of the printing process, guarantees color management. An Instant Price Tool allows clients to see quotes instantly before placing an order and proofs are automatically included with every order. Clients can also track orders in real time through a free account on the website. With printing facilities located on both the East and West coasts, along with the headquarters located in Dallas, TX, is able to offer fast and affordable turnaround and shipping of orders. Call or visit one of the product pages on to place an order with PrintPlace today.

KEE Consultants
Founded by Elie Khoury, KEE Consultants is an international organization of graphic industry consultants committed to helping companies within the graphic industry meet ISO standards. KEE offers clients both online and on-site services that include training and preparation for certification, seminars, audits, and color reproduction and quality assurance services. The Gap Analysis Audit is one way that KEE recognizes leading printing companies for its standardization efforts. Visit for more information.

Alwan Color Expertise
Elie Khoury also began Alwan Color Expertise to show the importance of color management and standards. Alwan offers both software and consultant services to businesses within the graphic arts industry. A CMYK Optimizer, PDF Standardizer, Print Standardizer, and Print Verifier are four software solutions that Alwan supplies. Visit for more information.

International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance), a non-profit organization, has led information technology and publishing since 1966. IDEAlliance creates, manages, delivers, and provides services for knowledge based multimedia content both for print and digital purposes. Visit for more information.

Just this month, is able to yet again add another award to its list. Matt Louis, the Color Assurance Manager at, won the October 2010 ISO 12647 Gap Analysis Audit from KEE Consultants and sponsored by Alwan Color Expertise at the IDEAlliance G7 Summit at GraphExpo.

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