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CGX Yamagata Japan Achieves First G7 Master Qualified Printer Status in Japan


HOUSTON and GERO CITY, Japan, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CGX Yamagata Japan GK, a joint venture of Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: CGX) and YAMAGATA Corporation, announced today it has achieved G7 Master Qualified Printer status, distinguishing CGX Yamagata Japan as the first printer in Japan to earn this distinction.  The G7 Master Qualified Printer designation highlights a company's commitment to quality, consistency and color management.

CGX Yamagata Japan was certified through IDEAlliance, the nonprofit industry organization that develops, educates, and validates best practices in publishing and information technology.

"Our focus is on providing quality and consistency to our international customers," said Steve Brown, Executive Vice President of International Business Development for Consolidated Graphics. "Acquiring G7 Master Qualified Printer status at locations in the United States, Europe and Asia sends a clear message that we are very serious about taking all the necessary steps to ensure brand control for our customer, through color consistency across presses, facilities and regions. Our goal is to earn client confidence in providing a global color management standard within our distributed manufacturing solutions."

By achieving the status of a G7 Master Qualified Printer, CGX Yamagata Japan can reliably produce high quality printing with a close visual appearance from proof to press, as well as from press to press, in Japan and also across all the locations that Consolidated Graphics serves.  As a G7 Master Qualified Printer, the company will go through a yearly requalification audit to ensure it maintains IDEAlliance calibration and process standards.

Including CGX Yamagata Japan, 64 Consolidated Graphics companies hold the G7 Master Qualified Printer Status, giving the company the distinction of maintaining the most G7 qualified printers in the world.

About CGX Yamagata Japan 
CGX Yamagata Japan provides in-region print and fulfillment services in Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. The new state of the art facility in Gero City produces on-demand custom publishing products for North American and Japanese clients. Combined with the Asian manufacturing footprint of YAMAGATA Corporation, CGX Yamagata Japan offers world-class experience in successfully implementing complex customer programs involving single or multiple production facilities across four continents. For more information, visit

About Consolidated Graphics
Consolidated Graphics, Inc., 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, Prague, and Gero, Japan, 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

SOURCE Consolidated Graphics, Inc.

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