Finch Paper customers are looking to the company's newest G7 Expert, Mary Schilling, to provide value-add G7 services for color management, process and quality control for electrophotography (EP), lithography, and high-speed inkjet printing equipment. Schilling works with the Finch digital team to analyze color, ink/toner, machinery, paper, and other print-related issues to bring systems into compliance with clients' preferred processes, including the G7 methodology.
Schilling, who joined Finch in early 2011, is an industry veteran with a broad and deep understanding of the entire production process, from design software to press delivery. In 2012 she will present at the IMI Ink Jet Conference on February 1-3, the Xplor conference on March 27-29, and the CGX Emerge conference on April 17-19.
"Digital printers, especially those using production inkjet presses, have quickly realized that the paper and ink or toner relationship is critical," explains Finch Paper Director of Product Marketing, Phil Hart. "Paper is a significant part of the print equation, and has tremendous impact on every job. We're helping our clients optimize press performance and print quality with experts like Mary, who combine their knowledge of fluid and substrate interactions with leading process methods, such as G7."
David Hunter, one of the world's leading G7 experts, says that understanding the G7 method and its correlation with different paper grades puts projects under Schilling's supervision at a unique advantage. "You achieve the G7 quality color control," Hunter says, "but someone who understands the variability of fluid to paper, like Mary, can provide overall improved process and color control for composite print density, mottle and show-through."
"Finch Paper," Hart explains, "understands fluid and substrate interaction, and can lower the total cost of print for most high-speed inkjet applications, where we already know paper is 10% to ink's 30% contribution of job cost.