Crowther to head up local Idealliance office

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Colour Doctor David Crowther of Colour Graphic Services, a certified G7 Expert, has been appointed head of the Idealliance Australasian office, based in Sydney.

David Crowther
Colour Doctor: David Crowther

The global think tank, standards developer, and certifying body for ISO and G7, Idealliance’s head office for the region has been headed by Jason Hall of CMYKiT since 2018; Hall has moved on to focus on his security software business, and Crowther wished him the best of luck as he stepped up into the role.

“This is the beginning of a whole new era for colour consistency and brand supply chain management in our region,” said Crowther. “Many global leading global brands are already mandating G7 certified colour to ensure that the same brilliant colour is reproduced anywhere in the world, by any process and in all formats such as advertising, signage, catalogues, packaging, corporate livery and so on.”

Idealliance offers five main certifications and training, all of which will be available through Colour Graphic Services: G7 Expert; G7 Master Facility Qualification; BrandQ; G7 Process Control Expert; and G7 Process Control Facility Certification.

“The Idealliance organisation is passionate about colour accuracy and has members of notable companies such as Microsoft, Sony, Lindt & Sprüngli, Ricoh, Canon, Techkon and West Rock on its board of directors. This sits very well with the work Colour Graphic Services is engaged in with ISO 12647 certification and other colour management workflow projects,” said Crowther.

Tim Baechle, CEO of Idealliance, said the organisation is proud to have Crowther leading Idealliance Australasia.

“He brings tremendous colour management knowledge, process control expertise and an exceptional depth of understanding of technologies, both hardware and software, covering all print technologies within the industry.

“He also has a tremendous reputation and a unique set of character traits that aligns fully with the servant leadership mindset of Idealliance, which will allow him to serve this region extraordinarily well,” said Baechle.

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