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CIP4 Hosts JDF Seminars at IPEX

Press release from the issuing company

Zurich, Switzerland (March 25, 2002) - The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) today announced a series of seminars that will be held at IPEX in Birmingham, England on April 11, 2002. Three different seminars will be offered. All of the seminars are free and open the public. The seminars will all be held in the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) Concourse Suite 1. The first seminar, "What is CIP4's JDF and how can it help my print workflow?" will answer Print Shop questions about JDF’s practical benefits to their workflow. This seminar will be held from 9:00am to 10:50am. Speakers include: Christian Anschütz (Heidelberg), Doug Belkofer (PrintCafe), Christian Gugler (MAN Roland), Dave deBronkart (PODI), and John Sweeney (GMI). The second seminar, "What types of business opportunities does CIP4's JDF enable for vendors and consultants?" will help product and service providers understand the opportunities and responsibilities enabled by JDF. This seminar will be held from 11:00am to 11:50am. Speakers include: Stephan Jaeggi (PrePress consulting), and Margaret Motamed (CIP4 Marketing Officer, EFI). The third seminar, "Developer's Seminar, technical introduction to CIP's JDF" will provide an overview to technical developers. Topics will include a summary of the changes from JDF 1.0 to JDF 1.1 and an introduction to device capability modelling. An update to PPML to incorporate JDF support will also be presented. This seminar will be held from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Speakers include: Rainer Prosi (CIP4 Technical Officer, Heidelberg), and Steve Hiebert (HP). In addition to the seminars, a press event will be held to present and answer questions about JDF related announcements at IPEX. This event will be held at 4:00pm. Speakers include: Martin Bailey (CIP4 CEO, Global Graphics), Christian Anschütz (Heidelberg), Doug Belkofer (PrintCafe), Rab Govil or Dave deBronkart (PODI), and Peter Dyson (UP3I), and additional companies to-be-announced.