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TAGA Announces 55th Annual Technical Conference

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ROCHESTER, NY, January 22, 2003 – The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) (www.taga.org) today announced its 55th Annual Technology Conference, to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 6-9, 2003. TAGA is the place where scientists, engineers and users of graphic communications technology who want to learn the truth gather with their likeminded peers. Dr. Richard Goodman, Manager in Plate Research, Kodak Polychrome Graphics Research and Development is this year’s conference chair. He has written more than 30 scientific publications and holds 15 US patents. Dr. Goodman and the conference committee have assembled several particularly relevant tracks for TAGA Montreal 2003. The Paper and Ink on Press Track presents several sessions (including tutorials, presentations, panel and informal focus groups) on subjects relating to important problems and solutions that have been discovered. There are also programs in Flexographic printing and packaging. Miles Southworth’s popular tutorial, entitled "How to Find the Sweet Spot on a Press", returns to TAGA 2003, in an expanded format that promises more interactivity. The conference also offers the most in-depth coverage of screening technologies you will find at any conference this year, in the Hybrid/Stochastic Screening Track. This much-talked about, much-debated subject will receive extensive, in-depth coverage by presenters and panel participants from around the industry, and around the world. If you are interested in screening, TAGA 2003 truly represents a "can’t miss" experience. TAGA President Bruce Blom, who also is Manager, Paper & Graphics Education at MeadWestvaco Corporation, noted, "TAGA’s Annual Technical Conference has earned its reputation as being one of the most technically sophisticated conferences in the industry, and this year is no exception. Whether you are looking for practical applications, or the latest in scientific research, from substrates to software, you can find it at TAGA 2003 in Montreal." Truly leading edge technologies are the subject of this year’s Microtechnology Forum, building on TAGA’s successful Chicago program that was held concurrently with GraphExpo this past October. These sessions highlight the key role that printing technologies can play in the next generation of electronics and display devices. In addition to the technical tracks, the conference also offers a spouse/guest program that features a tour of beautiful and historic Montreal. The complete program is available for download at TAGA’s web site, www.taga.org, or call the TAGA office for more information. About TAGA Organized in 1948, TAGA is the only global professional technical association for the graphic arts industries. TAGA, which has over 900 individual members worldwide, also maintains the industry's best permanent set of technical papers and abstracts, publishes a quarterly peer-reviewed journal for the graphic arts (Journal of Graphics Technology), and hosts widely acclaimed annual technical conferences. TAGA serves the CTO, CIO and R&D management personnel of printers, publishers and pre-media companies, as well as engineers and scientists employed by graphic arts systems and equipment providers, ink manufacturers and paper manufacturers. TAGA focuses on graphic arts systems, software and computer technology developments, as well as the more traditional areas of press, ink and paper engineering applications. The association also provides guidance and support to its 15 active student chapters around the world. For more information, including membership information, please visit www.taga.org.