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Ghent PDF Workgroup in the Spotlight at PDF-FORUM for Print Production at GOA

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Ghent, Belgium – January 11, 2006 – The Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) today announces that it has signed on as a partner in the PDF-FORUM, with several GWG members scheduled to speak at the Conference and tutorial sessions. PDF-FORUM is taking place February 1 – 4, 2006 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, in conjunction with the XPLOR Global Document Conference and the Graphics of the Americas trade show in Miami, Florida. XPLOR representatives say this is the first PDF-FORUM for Print Production it has organized, and that the intention is for it to be an international conference. PDF and the Ghent PDF Workgroup PDF has become the preferred format for the exchange of prepress data for print production. PDF is also the internal format utilized in most production workflows for commercial and digital printing. The Ghent PDF Workgroup is an international assembly of industry associations whose goal is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows based on PDF. The chairman of the PDF-FORUM, well known PDF expert and GWG member Stephan Jaeggi of Switzerland, has invited industry experts, advanced users and leading developers from the US and Europe to share their knowledge and experience about state-of-the-art PDF applications and future developments. As part of his planning, Jaeggi has also made it possible for attendees to participate in specialized tutorials that will afford them valuable, in-depth knowledge from insiders, both before and after the main Conference. Ghent PDF Workgroup to Unveil New Output Recommendations David Zwang of IPA, and the vice chairman of GWG, will present the work of the Ghent PDF Workgroup in the first Conference session, “PDF/X and JDF: Important standards for PDF workflows,” on February 2. In the second session on the same day, “State-of-the-Art PDF Creation”, Zwang will talk about GWG recommendations for creating PDFs for print production in an office environment. In a tutorial addressing PDF Suites on Saturday, February 3, the brand new Ghent Output Suite will be presented. Additional members of GWG participating at the conference are: Martin Bailey (Global Graphics), Vicki Blake (Enfocus), David van Driessche (Gradual), Hans Hartman (Quark), Stephan Jaeggi (PDFX-ready) and Leonard Rosenthol (Apago). For more information go to http://www.pdf-forum.info/.




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