Ghent Workgroup’s London Seminars Brought Commercial Printers and Packaging Professionals Together
Monday, March 11, 2013
Press release from the issuing company
Ghent, Belgium – The London College of Communication at the University of the Arts London hosted the Ghent Workgroup to provide commercial printers and packaging professionals with the latest in best practices for PDF production. All seminar presentations are available for download here.
GWG Chairman David Zwang says, "We are extremely pleased with the turnout from printers and premedia professionals in the area, who were able to hear firsthand – from their peers and the experts -- about the ways they can use GWG specifications in their own operations.
"Hearing these ‘living’ examples of problems and solutions referenced by companies that successfully use GWG specifications, and the advantages they are acquiring as a result of doing so, made a big difference for many."
London-based Repro and Colour Specialist, Bill Greenwood concurred, saying that "the GWG seminar at LCC was informative and very well presented," and that he is "looking forward to the next one in London."
The following is a summary of the GWG expert presentations:
PDF for Packaging seminar
Each discussed the latest GWG PDF for Packaging specifications, and how they are being used to streamline and ensure consistency in packaging design and production workflows across the supply chain.
The experts educated attendees about the future of PDF in packaging, and how "Smart Layers" will be used to enhance and drive they way the packaging industry uses PDF files going forward.
PDF Specifications seminar
Zwang, a world-renowned consultant who continues to serve as GWG chair, hosted a team of experts including Andrew Bailes-Collins of Enfocus, Didier Hazen of the VIGC, Peter Kleinheider of PDF/X Ready and Bart Van Looy of Sanoma Media. The presenters highlighted the newest GWG 2012 specification for the creation and preflight of PDF/X-4 files to ensure successful production, as well new developments in Cross Media publishing.
Developer preview session
During this special developer session, GWG representatives from member companies Adobe, callas, Enfocus, and Specle each spoke to the crowd about how their company’s software’s compliance with the GWG2012 specifications, and integration into their products is meaningful for the marketplace.
Zwang says that GWG efforts and best practices are evidently giving companies the profit-leading edge they need. As a result, more developers are taking notice of the significant value-add GWG compliance can bring, and are consequently inquiring about membership in the GWG.
Staying in touch with GWG
For more information about GWG, or to stay up-to-date with the latest presentations and events taking place worldwide, visit: www.gwg.org. Also, be sure to follow GWG on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/GhentWorkgroup.
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