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Graphics of the Americas, Xplor and Creative Suite Conference Attracts Creative Professionals

Monday, November 13, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Miami Beach, Florida- November 13, 2006 -- Graphics of the Americas, the second largest U.S.-based annual international graphic communications exhibition, Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association and the Creative Suite Conference today announced an expanded focus on advertising, creative and design professionals. For 2007, Graphics of the Americas and Xplor once again have worked closely together to provide an extremely focused exhibition and conference programs targeted at the growing creative professional audience that attends the annual international event. For the first time, Substrate Central joins the Design City pavilion featuring a focused area of paper and substrate manufacturers, distributors, dealers and suppliers. Substrate Central will also host a wide variety standard and unique printing materials including traditional papers, all the way security substrates and RFID labels. Exhibitors to date include Case Paper, Glatfelter, Industrial Paperela, Kobax Papers, Mac Papers, Morgan Price, Pedro Ramirez Paper, Smart Papers, Unisource Fanapel Celulosa, Xpedx and many more. Substrate Central, sponsored by Adobe and Create Magazine, will show attendees the ability to source new premium papers, discount lots, digital papers, wide format substrates, plastic as well as source offset papers that are competitively priced. Situated next to Substrate Central and now in its 4th year, the Design City pavilion is projected to attract 5,000 print specificers and will once again feature the Adobe theater with ongoing product demonstrations from Adobe as well as leaders in color management, variable data printing and online job submission solutions. Together with exhibitors that include Adobe, Quark Corel, Human Eyes and iStockPhoto.com, as well as others, attendees can view the latest products and technologies including software, digital imaging, stock photography, digital cameras, fonts and clip art vendors as well as the software solutions including color management, hardware, pre-press, workflow and proofing systems. Together, Design City and Substrate Central will house over 100 exhibitors covering 34,000 square feet of the Miami Beach Convention Center adding to the event's 1300 booths filled with the latest equipment, products and software introduced in 2007. In conjunction with Graphics of the Americas, Xplor International has assembled a world-class educational program specifically for the creative, pre-press and printing professional. Included in Xplor's conference program for 2007 are: Digital PrePress: OS X Upgrade, Installation, Use, Management , Tips and Tricks; Digital Pre-Press: Preparing Files for Trouble-free Postscript Printing and Photoshop For Pre-Press: Pre-Press Specific Photoshop Topics, Techniques and Tips and taught by Taz Tally, PhD, author and pre-press "guru." In addition and for the first time, Xplor's conference will also feature the PDF University that will include courses on Document Publishing, Pre-Press Production, PDF/X in Daily Production, a Workshop for Advanced PDF Users and tutorial on Reliable Print Publishing Workflow. The event will also feature The Creative Suite Conference, organized by Barry Anderson and featuring 25 sessions on Photoshop, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Acrobat, Bridge, GoLive and VersionCue. Together, both Graphics of the Americas and Xplor have developed the co-located event for printers, high-volume variable data, creative and IT professionals. Attendees can look forward to one unique venue that blends education with exposure to the latest products on the exhibit floor. In addition, exhibitors will have access to over 24,000 varied prospects all in one place. For more information on both the exhibition, conference or to register visit, www.graphicsoftheamericas.com or www.xplor2007.org.




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