Tattoo Manufacturing Receives G7 Master Print Designation from IDEAlliance

January 28, 2023

TUCSON, AZ, April 30, 2013 – Tattoo Manufacturing International has been awarded the sought-after G7 Master Print Designation from IDEAlliance, a nonprofit association that identifies best practices for efficient, end-to-end digital media workflows. The designation means that by international standards, Tattoo Manufacturing is one of a few hundred printers worldwide able to verify color quality through the entire print process, from digital image to the final printed press sheet.

The qualification includes a complete examination of the company’s printing process, including press, plating and proofing, and is applicable to offset, gravure, silkscreen, Flexo, dye sublimation and digital print processes.

“The G7 designation is especially important for our customers, whether we are printing a custom product for a special occasion or a nationally recognized brand for our Savvi product line, which is distributed through hundreds of retail chains globally,” explained Sean Johnson, Director of Manufacturing and Print Technology for the company.  “Our processes and certifications ensure that not only are the customers receiving the safest product in the industry, they also are getting the best possible color management. We are creating consistent, accurate and repeatable color for the customer.”

G7 qualification was created as the result of print buyers’ frustration by visible color differences across print products.  For example, without specific, consistent calibrations, a logo may appear totally different on a brochure than it does on packaging or labeling.  G7 specification ensures that the proof-to-print process is calibrated across printing devices and media to ensure that colors look the same to the naked eye.


Cutline: Sean Johnson, Director of Manufacturing and Print Technology for Tattoo Manufacturing International, displays the “final exam” for the G7 Master Print Designation awarded by the IDEAlliance.

About Tattoo Manufacturing International

Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.