The Graphic Communications Association (GCA) announces the release of GRACoL 5.0, a key industry manual for training and reference in the industry for workflow and quality color reproduction. The 2001 edition has many new and updated features, including:
1. A new GRACoL color bar for digital proofs that can be accessed on the new GRACoL Web site at www.gracol.com,
2. An expanded Printing Guidelines Chart,
3. New sections on Color Proofing, CTP and E-Commerce, and
4. A sample preflight checklist.
Leigh Kimmelman of Shira, inc. and GRACoL Co-Chair states, "The GRACoL Committee put forward an enormous effort to develop and rewrite version 5.0, and the improvements are substantial. The Committee members are experts in the field, and they have ensured that the content is relevant and accurate."
"GRACoL 5.0, like previous editions," states Roy Zucca of Piranha and GRACoL Co-Chair, "gives printers an edge over their competition. GRACoL provides aim points for dot gain and ink density on all commercial printing paper. This is best practices for printing excellence."
David Steinhardt, President & CEO of GCA adds that, "GRACoL 5.0 is the latest example of GCA's continuing leadership in standards development for the printing industry. GCA's GRACoL Committee is currently directing certified press tests to develop characterization data for U.S. color printing on #1 and # 2 sheets and is supporting the formal report process through CGATS for a # 3 sheet for ANSI certification." Steinhardt continues, "This information will permit the development of proofing specifications similar to SWOP and SNAP, and reflects GCA's commitment to achievable and reproducible high quality color reproduction that is available with today's technology."
GRACoL 5.0, published annually, is available from GCA at 703.837.1088, http://www.gca.org/store/ or email@example.com. Bulk purchase discounts are available.
The Graphic Communications Association (GCA), now in its 35th year, is the leading global membership organization that advances the processes of information interoperability in print media, electronic publishing, addressing and distribution, and e-business. Founded with 14 member firms, GCA has grown to become a worldwide organization of more than 300 member companies. www.gca.org
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