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Agfa Monotype to Sponsor E-Book Seminar at ATypI Conference

Press release from the issuing company

WILMINGTON, Mass.-Aug. 23, 2001--Agfa Monotype, a major provider of fonts and font technologies, today announced that it is sponsoring an e-book seminar to be held Sept. 20 during the upcoming ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 20-23. The seminar will cover business, technology and design issues that effect typography in the new and exciting medium of e-books. E-books represent a different set of challenges and opportunities compared to the design, production and distribution of printed books. Factors that particularly influence the success of e-books include e-book format, screen size, display technology and the impact of typeface selection in regard to legibility on small screens. "Just as the Internet has forced designers to rethink how to present information on computer screens versus in printed form, there are many important differences between designing a printed book and an e-book,'' said Bill Davis, vice president of business development for Agfa Monotype. "During the seminar, we'll explore the various technologies and emerging standards that are shaping the evolution of e-books. It's imperative that designers and typographers understand the key issues.'' The e-book seminar will include presentations, discussions and panel sessions. In addition to Agfa Monotype, representatives from major e-book vendors and type suppliers including Adobe, Microsoft, Davtel, FontShop and Linotype Library will be presenting at the seminar. Prominent book designers, type designers and educators including John D. Berry, Paul Luna, Tom Rickner and Erik Spiekermann will also be highlighted speakers. For more information about the ATypI conference and the e-book seminar, please visit the ATypI web site at http://www.atypi.org/cph2001.