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IARIGAI Conference Focuses on Higher Quality Through Research

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Pittsburgh, Pa., October 18, 2001 — Improving quality in multicolor printing was the focus of this year’s Research Conference sponsored by the International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information, and Communication Industries (IARIGAI). An international, nonprofit association, IARIGAI has been hosting research conferences since 1951 for members to present and discuss research results on operations from prepress to finishing. This year’s conference, Advances in Color Reproduction, was hosted by the Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications (ICGQ), an IARIGAI member. Over 50 experts from a dozen countries met in Montreal from September 9–12, 2001, to discuss new techniques for controlling, assessing, and monitoring the quality of color reproduction in different printing processes. New methods of quality control were described, and new advances in techniques for color adaptation and gamut compression, color gamut control, and color management were presented. Many of the speakers made reference to the development and use of International Standards defining and specifying routines for activities such as information transfer, ink characterization, and process control as a vital step toward the achievement of reproducible quality. Anders Bovin, IARIGAI chairman, commented, "The development of such standards is certainly an activity that will continue to expand in the future to provide the greatest possible help to printers and the suppliers of their raw materials." Bovin represents the Research Corporation for Media and Communication Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and was elected to a further two-year chair term at the IARIGAI general meeting. Traditionally, IARIGAI has always published fully edited proceedings of its research conferences. The 28-volume series entitled Advances in Printing Science and Technology is an essential reference in printing technology libraries worldwide. Bovin announced that the research papers presented at this year’s conference will be bound together in an unedited form and will be made available to libraries and interested purchasers. Advances in Printing Science and Technology Volume 28: Advances in Color Reproduction (ISBN 0-88362-401-X) is a case-bound collection of research papers. Orders may be placed by contacting GATF by phone at 800/662-3916 (U.S. and Canada) or 412/741-5733 (all other countries); fax at 412/741-0609; or online at www.gain.net. Mail orders to GATF Products, P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143-1020. Indicate Order No. 1738. IARIGAI was formally created in 1965 as a nonprofit organization to promote and cultivate on an international basis the activities of corporate institutions that have the general objectives of research, technical and information services for the printing and allied industries. IARIGAI has 39 member organizations in 17 countries. IARIGAI provides a network of international contacts on both a technical and a personal level that is of inestimable value to the members.

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