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Spanish Version of GRACoL 5.0 Expands Technical Info for Latin America

Press release from the issuing company

Translated version a joint effort of IDEAlliance and Graphic Type Mexico MIAMI, FL., (February 5, 2002) -IDEAlliance - formerly the Graphic Communications Association - has announced an agreement with Graphic Type Mexico to publish a Spanish-language version of GRACoL 5.0 (General Requirements for Applications in Commercial offset Lithography). The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Graphics of the Americas Exhibition in Miami, Florida on February 1, 2002. The Spanish-language version of GRACoL will also be announced at the February 21, 2002 Digital Congress meeting for Printing and Publishing Executives in Mexico City. This version of GRACoL 5.0 will eventually be distributed throughout the Latin American audience, with a Portuguese version scheduled to follow. "GRACoL has developed into a standard of reference for printing guidelines for offset printing in North America and throughout the world," said David Hultin, Director, Print Initiatives for IDEAlliance. "This Latin American version joins other translated versions for Spain, Denmark, and Taiwan, along with an English version for India." Graphic Type Mexico has been involved in Spanish language technical publishing and training in Latin America since 1993. The organization works closely with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) in Sewickley, PA, the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) in Paramus, NJ, as well as Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to create technical training opportunities in Latin America. Joseph Staszak, President of Graphic Type Mexico, explained that the release of a Spanish-language GRACoL fills an important need in the Latin American printing market. "Latin American printing capacity is expanding quickly, and there is an obvious need for a reliable, cost effective training publication for commercial printers. GRACoL meets those needs, so we are thrilled to translate it into Spanish and Portuguese for our Latin American audiences." "The Latin American version of GRACoL 5.0 being developed by Graphic Type Mexico simply represents the growing global awareness of the value of GRACoL," Hultin added. "It is a document that owes its existence to the experience of the committee that rewrites it each year." To Order Your Copy Copies of the Spanish and Portugese versions of GRACoL 5.0 are available for $10 U.S. per copy from Graphic Type Mexico, Goldsmith 40, Colonia Polanco, 11560, Mexico, D.F. Volume and educational discounts are available; shipping and handling additional. Please e-mail graphic[email protected] or call (55) 5219-5626.