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Adobe hosts the Ghent PDF Workgroup

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

GHENT, BELGIUM - The Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG), with key vendor member Adobe Systems Inc. as its host, welcomes members and registered guest observers to the second ever North American meeting scheduled for October 29 and 30 in San Jose.
At this first meeting being held at Adobe headquarters, members will review and discuss specifications based on the latest PDF/X-4 release (including transparency and layers), discuss and extend ad ticket support for electronic ads and insertion orders, and solidify spectral color considerations (a key requirement of the packaging community) for spot color identification.
GWG specifications and best practices are free and used worldwide for quickly compliant and consistent PDF control throughout print, premedia, and publishing organizations, and for numerous applications.
"This is a special opportunity for Americans, Canadians, and Latin Americans to participate in discussions that will lead to development of the most efficient and streamlined PDF automation specifications for use worldwide," GWG chairman David Zwang says.
The 2009 GWG specifications, Zwang says, will result in some of the most profound advancements in automated PDF compliance to high quality standards across newspaper, magazine, advertisement, packaging, and many other applications.
A limited number of pre-registered observer spots, for publishing, printing and graphic design executives, are available. If interested in attending the meeting, contact admin@gwg.org.
"The GWG has strong roots in Europe and also the U.S. through the incorporation of PDF/X in the early years," says Vicki Blake, Executive Director for GWG and VP of Business Development for Integrated Color Solutions. "Now with growing U.S. participation and interest, there is again a need for worldwide collaboration to produce today's best practice PDF processes.  The upcoming meeting is the perfect opportunity for organizations in the Americas to learn more about the work of GWG and provide local input and participation."
Attendees to include industry leaders
Among the GWG members and observers planning to attend the NA meeting are Adobe, Adstream, Associated Newspapers, Brown Printing, CEBUCO, NUV, CGS, Digital Media Partners (DMP), Febelgra, Hearst Publishing, Integrated Color Solutions, IPA, IDEAlliance, Ivie & Associates, World Color (formerly QuebecorWorld), PDF/X Ready, PhotoType, Sanoma Magazines, and Specle Ltd.




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