White Stone, VA, October 2001—The Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry reports that with less than one month to go, registrations for the 2001 R&E Council Pressroom Conference are ahead of those for the 2000 conference. In making the announcement, R&E Council managing director Ronald L. Mihills commented: "At a time when many companies are cutting back on travel and conferences, it is gratifying to note that the value of the R&E Pressroom conference is widely recognized by printers and vendors alike as a key element of long term success in the industry. Registrations have been received from across the United States and Canada, as well as several overseas countries, and continue to arrive every day."
The 2001 R&E Pressroom conference offers pressroom personnel and printing management from both sheetfed and web operations the opportunity to learn the latest techniques in pressroom processes, equipment, and personnel management, as well as a synopsis of major PRINT 01 introductions affecting the pressroom. Harry V. Quadracci, founder and president of Quad/Graphics, the largest privately held printer of magazines and catalogs in the Western Hemisphere will present the opening keynote address. Quadracci’s subject will be The New Paradigm of Productivity: The Changing Workforce. Wayne Angstrom, CEO of St. Ives Press, will present the second day keynote, on Integrating Technology.
Among the technologies to be addressed during the two-day meeting will be single fluid inks, ultraviolet inks and coatings, preventive maintenance, closed loop color control, and the latest in direct imaging plates. The seminar is being cochaired by Jill Austin of Thomson Legal and Regulatory and by Peter Doyle of Action Printing. Speakers and panel leaders include top-level pressroom personnel from printers such as Anderson Lithograph, Lithographix, Quad Graphics, and Quebecor World. The seminar is of particular interest to printers and publishers who seek one single conference at which to address the latest in pressroom technologies and operating techniques. Details regarding the seminar may be obtained by contacting the R&E Council at 804-436-9922, via Email at [email protected]
, or at www.recouncil.org.
The Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry is dedicated to the education of printing industry personnel in the latest technologies and productivity improvement methods. The Council conducts seminars at which publishers, printers, educators, consultants and suppliers meet to share information and learn about leading edge technologies affecting the graphic arts industry. At three annual seminars—Pressroom, Bindery, and Digital Smart Factory—the latest technologies are reviewed in the context of actual print production. The Council also holds technology breakfasts at key industry trade shows, and an annual meeting highlighting critical trends in the graphic arts industry. Information regarding membership and seminars is available from the Council at 804-436-9922, at [email protected]
, or at www.recouncil.org. Hear It Here First at the R&E Council.