Class In Session At AGT-Seven As Digital Service Provider Hosts NYU Graduate Students
Press release from the issuing company
NEW YORK, N.Y., July 30, 2004 — AGT-Seven, the New York metro area’s leading provider of digital services for print and other visual media, recently turned its production facility at 450 West 33rd St. into a classroom for students in a graduate program for publishing at New York University.
Their host was Edward Saturn, vice president-sales and business development for AGT-Seven’s Advertising Services division. He led the 10 students on a tour of the company’s scanning, retouching, proofing, and archiving departments, explaining the function of each in the print production workflow.
The students are members of a class called “Print Technology for Publishing,” a core course in the Master of Science in Publishing degree program offered by New York University’s Center for Publishing (a division of NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies). Most hold full-time positions in publishing and are pursuing the degree as a means of advancing their careers.
One of the students, James E. Gaskin, described the visit as “exciting and informational.”
“It was truly a treat to see how the biggest and the best in the business gets it done,” said Gaskin, the Publishing Technology & Production Director for the Practising Law Institute.
Saturn, who frequently welcomes customer groups and other visitors to AGT-Seven, urged the students to keep abreast of the many technological changes that are transforming printing from a craft into a form of digitally controlled manufacturing. An advocate of graphics education, Saturn is active with industry groups including the Association of Graphic Communications and the Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award and Career Advancement Foundation Inc.
For more information about AGT-Seven, visit http://www.agtseven.com. Information about the Master of Science in Publishing program is available at http://www.scps.nyu.edu/departments/degree.jsp?degId=32
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