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Program Announced for NPES-ICC Color Management Conference at Printpack India 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Full-Day Update Event to Deliver Latest Trends, Information and Guidance for Achieving Accurate, Consistent Color

Reston, VA - NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and the International Color Consortium (ICC) will join the Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers' Association (IPAMA ) to bring together global print leaders for the NPES-ICC Color Management Conference coming February 12, 2015, to the India Expo Center, Greater Noida, India.

The full-day update event, to be held in tandem with the highly attended PRINTPACK show, is specifically designed for print professionals within any company or industry where achieving accurate and consistent color is critical. Throughout this must-attend update event graphic designers, publishers, art directors, packaging buyers, prepress managers, press supervisors, production managers, quality control managers and digital photographers will convene to exchange ideas, discuss strategies and build partnerships.

The conference is supported by the All India Federation of Master Printers association (AIFMP), the Colour Group (Great Britain), the All India Printing Ink Manufacturers' Association (AIPIMA), and the Chemical and Allied Products Export Promotion Council of India (CAPEXIL). All major players in the Indian print market are cooperating to organize and leverage the outstanding roster of international color experts, which includes: William Li, ICC Co-Chair and Color Technology Manager, Kodak; Steve Smiley, President, Smiley Color & Associates Global Brand Solutions; Katsuji Kondo, Color Expert, Konica Minolta Inc.; Bob Hallam, President, PIXELOLOGIE, Inc.; and, Max Derhak, ICC Vice-Chair and Senior Software Engineer, Onyx Graphics.

During the conference, participants will gain insights from a broad spectrum of knowledgeable experts as they explore innovative new trends, the latest applications and benefits in color management.

The robust schedule will feature timely topics that include: the "Business of Color Management," "Implementation of Color Management," "Technology and Color Management" and more.

Presenting another key topic, Steve Smiley, president, Smiley Color & Associates Global Brand, will explore the "Standards for Specifying Print."According to Smiley, "There are many pieces that must be included to assure brands that your supply is aligned. Utilizing ISO standards for Viewing, Inks, Workflows, ICC Profiles, File Format, Preflight, Proofing, Printing, and Process control assures customers that you are their right choice for a supplier. The same alignments are required for Newsprint, Commercial Print and Packaging Printing. Attending the NPES-ICC Color Management Conference will help you align your supply chain with the right partners and tools."

Notable conference sponsors include: Platinum Sponsor: Konica Minolta; Gold Sponsor: EFI; Silver Sponsor: QuadTech, with the additional sponsor support of Alwan, GMG Color, HP, Kodak and Toyo Ink.


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