Consolidated Graphics' PCA achieves G7 Master Printer status through IDEAlliance; designation highlights company's commitment to quality, consistency, color management

TIMONIUM, Maryland , October 19, 2011 (press release) – PCA, a Consolidated Graphics, Inc. company (NYSE: CGX) specializing in large scale projects produced on small to medium format presses, announced today it has achieved G7 Master Printer status through IDEAlliance, the nonprofit industry organization that develops, educates, and validates best practices in publishing and information technology. PCA’s G7 Master Printer designation highlights the company’s commitment to quality, consistency and color management.

“Quality is one of our key differentiators at PCA, and our recently acquired G7 Master Printer status provides our customers with the assurance that we are doing everything we can to protect the quality of their projects in terms of color matching and consistency,” said Richard Jones, President of PCA. “It also proves our commitment to minimizing waste and maximizing production efficiencies, which benefit PCA, our customers, and ultimately our environment.”

PCA has been trained to utilize the new G7 methodology and can produce a press sheet to GRACoL (General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography) targets within acceptable tolerances. By achieving the status of a G7 Master Printer, PCA can reliably produce high quality printing with a close visual appearance from proof to press, as well as from press to press. As a G7 Master Printer, the company will go through a yearly requalification audit to ensure it maintains IDEAlliance calibration and process standards.

Including PCA, 47 Consolidated Graphics companies hold the G7 Master Printer status, giving the company the distinction of having the most certified printers in the world.

About PCA

As a Consolidated Graphics company, PCA, a Consolidated Graphics company, is one of the nation's leading sheetfed, web and digital commercial printing companies, providing personalized local service with the advantages of a strong national organization. Founded in 1971 as the Printing Corporation of America and doing business today as PCA, the company provides commercial printing services specializing in large scale projects produced on small to medium format presses, and offers one to seven color capabilities through its versatile pressroom. Complex and time sensitive printing is complemented by specialty capabilities such as embossing, stamping, die cutting, thermography, hand assembly, warehousing, fulfillment and mailing services. For more information, visit

About Consolidated Graphics

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, TX, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto and Prague, and a presence in Asia, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization. Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world’s largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit

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