How important is the GMI standard for the packaging industry?

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How important is the GMI standard for the packaging industry?

Brands use the GMI standard to ensure consistency for their printed products and meet the requirements of leading retailers. Achieving GMI certification can enhance the competitive edge of packaging companies in the market while improving the quality of their products. GMI standards ensure that printed products meet quality and consistency requirements, enabling brands to create high-quality printed products that meet customer demands.

However, obtaining GMI certification does not guarantee that your printed products will sell well in the market or be favored by customers. This depends on various factors, including competition, pricing, advertising, etc. I hope this article proves helpful to you.

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The GMI standards ensure that printed products meet the requirements for quality and consistency.

What is GMI certification?

GMI certification stands for “Graphic Measures International.” It is a leading global organization specializing in print quality control processes for packaging. GMI is a standardized system that brands use to assess the quality and consistency of printed products.

To achieve GMI certification, printing facilities need to adhere to a strict and rigorous system. Currently, approximately 1,000 companies worldwide have obtained GMI certification.

Hoang Vuong Paper Packaging takes pride in being one of the outstanding Vietnamese packaging manufacturers that has surpassed GMI certification. This certification, developed from ISO 12467 standards, is globally recognized and is a testament to the company’s commitment to excellence and consistency.

What standards does GMI have?

GMI certification is a method that requires packaging suppliers to take responsibility for the color standards of brands. GMI establishes specifications for each set of data brands select, which are the printing features they want to monitor. After the print job is processed or completed, GMI will inspect print samples and assign scores for each set of data, typically ranging from 0 to 3:

  • 0 is perfect, “”no defects””!
  • 1 and 2 indicate minor defects.
  • 3 is equivalent to a significant deficiency, causing the entire print job to be deemed faulty.

A print job with excessively high scores, for example, 18 to 21, is considered a failure and must be redone.

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After the print job is being processed or completed, GMI will inspect print samples and assign scores for each set of data.

During the printing process, printing experts directly send samples to GMI for inspection. If they pass, the packaging will be produced and delivered to the customer. After the brand’s products are placed in stores, GMI typically conducts initial checks by performing on-site measurements. This ensures that the final results maintain complete consistency.

How to obtain GMI certification?

To achieve GMI certification, printing facilities must follow a strict system. The process of attaining GMI certification includes the following stages:

  • (1) Self-Assessment: The printing facility conducts a self-assessment and performs internal checks. Suppliers can use GMI’s online tools to determine whether they meet the minimum equipment standards and other criteria.
  • (2) Third-Party Audit: GMI will conduct third-party audits to verify and confirm the supplier’s ability to deliver quality results consistently for retail standards.
  • (3) Certification: Upon completing the above steps, the supplier will receive GMI certification.

How to maintain GMI certification?

After a printing unit achieves GMI certification, the journey is not yet complete; many tasks must be done to maintain printing standards and quality. They must ensure continuity and consistency in each print product before it is delivered to customers.

The printing service provider receives a score calculated based on the number of approved sample evaluations divided by the total number of completed evaluations.

  • Gold and Silver: Printing supplier in good standing – Stable operating history at an acceptable level (Supplier score 80-89%)
  • Bronze: Packaging printing supplier with a history of operations that is rated as operating below average (Supplier score is 79% or below)

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To achieve GMI certification, the printing facility must adhere to a strict and rigorous system.

GMI acts as a third-party, neutral entity recommended for brands looking to ensure collaboration with the highest quality packaging suppliers. GMI standards report on each aspect of the print job, including paper, ink, color, cutting, folding, and even toxicity.

Printing Quality Control Process

The printing quality control process is a series of steps designed to ensure that the printed product meets specified quality standards. The printing quality control process includes the following steps:

  • (1) Quality Control of Input Materials: This is the first step in the printing quality control process. It involves inspecting the quality of input materials such as paper, ink, and other relevant materials.
  • (2) Quality Control During the Printing Process: This step involves inspecting the quality of the printed product during the manufacturing process. Factors to be checked include resolution, color accuracy, contrast, brightness, and product durability.
  • (3) Quality Control of the Output: The final step in the printing quality control process is to inspect the quality of the finished printed product. Factors to be checked include resolution, color accuracy, contrast, brightness, and product durability.

In addition, there are various methods for printing quality control, including the G7 method.

Operating under the motto of “Pioneering Quality,” Hoang Vuong consistently aims for sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging solutions. We proudly hold the following certifications:

  • FSC Certification: FSC-C187470
  • GMI Certification
  • G7 Certification
  • ISO 9001:2015

With over 13 years of experience in the paper packaging industry and a solid brand reputation, Hoang Vuong is a leading private paper packaging enterprise in Vietnam, partnering with numerous major brands locally and internationally. We accompany your company on the journey of innovation, seeking differentiation through continuous improvement. Your success is both an achievement and motivation for us to continue innovating and maintaining professionalism.

  • Address: 10/6C Street 10, Binh Hung Hoa A Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Mobile: 0908.863.965 (Mr. Le Hong Son)
  • Phone: 028.62696129 – 028.22481926
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