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R&E Council Announces 28th Annual Pressroom Seminar

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

- Pressroom Manager of the Year to be Named - White Stone, VA, August 22, 2002 -- The Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry has announced that its 28th annual seminar on Progress in the Pressroom will be held November 6 and 7, 2002, at the Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will deal extensively with the latest technologies available in the pressroom environment, as well as management techniques applicable to pressroom operations. The 2002 conference will offer pressroom personnel and printing management from both sheetfed and web operations the opportunity to learn the latest techniques in pressroom processes, equipment, and personnel management, as well as a review of major Graph Expo 2002 introductions affecting the pressroom. At the meeting, the R&E Council will name the Pressroom Manager of the Year. Presenting the opening keynote address at the 2002 R&E Council pressroom seminar will be Jon Drews, director of quality at Time Inc. The theme of Drews‚ keynote will be A Journey From Fighting The Fires To Setting Them, Cheap Talk, Golden Data, Accountability, And Necessarily Bringing It All Together. Among the operational and managerial issues to be addressed during the two-day meeting are makeready techniques, color management, crew training, troubleshooting, and the latest developments in CIP4 and JDF. The seminar is being chaired by John P. Sweeney, director of color measurement systems at Graphics Microsystems, Inc. Speakers and panel leaders include top-level pressroom personnel from printers such as Action Printing, American Litho, Anderson Litho, Cohber Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Grand River Printing, Hallmark, Quad Graphics, Quebecor World Color, St. Ives, Sheridan Press, Transcontinental, and Williamson Printing. The seminar is of particular interest to printers and publishers who seek one single conference at which to address the latest in pressroom technologies and operating techniques. Details regarding the seminar may be obtained by contacting the R&E Council at 804-436-9922, via Email at recouncil@rivnet.net, or at www.recouncil.org. The Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry is dedicated to the education of printing industry personnel in the latest technologies and productivity improvement methods. The Council conducts seminars at which publishers, printers, educators, consultants and suppliers meet to share information and learn about leading edge technologies affecting the graphic arts industry. At three annual seminars˜Pressroom, Bindery, and Digital Smart Factory˜the latest technologies are reviewed in the context of actual print production. The Council also holds technology breakfasts at key industry trade shows, and an annual meeting highlighting critical trends in the graphic arts industry. Information regarding membership and seminars is available from the Council at 804-436-9922, at recouncil@rivnet.net, or at www.recouncil.org.




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