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2006 Print Quality Symposium Kicks Off Next Week

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

August 31, 2006 -- This state-of-the-art symposium will host speakers from throughout the graphic arts industry who will share their wealth of practical and useful information in a program loaded with “hot topic information,” plus the basics of ink technology: offset, flexo and gravure, predictive test methods for inks and papers, troubleshooting techniques, designing a printing trial, current research projects, print mottle, ink rub and marking. This year the final day of our symposium will be held jointly with the International Printing and Graphic Arts Conference, and will be focusing on "Ink and Paper Interactions" and how different research managers and organizations measure this important coated paper and coated board property. Come and learn the latest technology used in the industry, world wide. The program will give you the tools to take back to your job. Here’s the agenda for the three-day event: Monday, September 18, 2006 8:00 a.m. Welcome, Symposium Overview Nancy Plowman, Nancy Plowman Associates, Inc. www.npatest.com 8:15 – 9:00 A Printer’s Perspective Eric Robert, Director of Marketing, The Hennegan Company www.hennegan.com 9:00 – 10:00 Current Trends in Printing Nancy Plowman, Nancy Plowman Associates, Inc. 10:00 Break 10:30-12:00 Pre-Press: Color Separations, Screening Techniques and Expanded Color Gamut Gordon Pritchard, Creo, Inc. www.creo.com 12:00 Lunch On Your Own 1:30 – 2:00 The Color Story – “Process Printing” Nancy Plowman, Nancy Plowman Associates, Inc. 2:00 – 2:15 Break 2:15 – 4:15 Offset Ink Technology – Conventional Sheet fed, Web and UV/Hybrid David Sambo – INX International www.inxinternational.com 2006 Print Quality Symposium Monday, September 18, 2006… continued 4:15 – 5:15 Densitometry Color Perception, Density Measurement and ICC Profiling David Benner, X-Rite Corporation www.xrite.com 5:15 Networking Social Hour Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:00 a.m Flexography Panel– Process and Quality Demands Jan Walter, Panel Moderator, Western Michigan University www.wmich.edu 8:00 – 8:45 The Flexo Process John Meyer, Western Michigan University 8:45- 9:30 Flexo Inks Lisa Fine, Flexo Tech, Inc. 9:30 – 10:00 Break 10:00 – 12:00 Paper/Board Demands for Flexography Phil Bradley, MeadWestvaco Corporation www.meadwestvaco.com 12:00 – 2:00 with working Lunch Radiation Curable Technology: The Process Equipment, Testing & Troubleshooting Problems Nancy Plowman, Nancy Plowman Associates 2:00 Leave for The Hennegan Company Plant Tour Features a premier commercial printing plant, including pre-press, heat set web offset, sheet fed conventional and hybrid presses, and finishing operations. 5:30 Return to the Hotel for Networking Social Hour 2006 Print Quality Symposium Wednesday, September 20, 2006 – Bridge Day 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Introduction/Welcome/Overview Nancy Plowman, Chair PQS Patrice Mangin, Chair IPGAC 8:30 - 10:15 Offset Fountain Solutions and Aqueous Coatings John Stephens, Kelstar www.kelstar.com 10:15 – 10:30 Break 10:30 – 12:00 Image Analysis Case Study Jeff Jacques, Technical Manager, Nancy Plowman Associates, Inc. Roy Rosenberger, Verity IA www.Verity-ia.com




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