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Special Attractions For Print Buyers Among Highlights Of Graphic Communications Day

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 26, 2004 —Special events for creatives and print buyers will add to the excitement of Graphic Communications Day, the seminar-expo event to be held on November 4 at Madison Square Garden. Exhibits, educational sessions, and prize drawings will be among the attractions for those who create, specify, or buy printed matter, say organizers of the event, which emphasizes the role of creatives in print production. For print buyers, there will be a panel discussion on building and maintaining successful relationships with print providers. In the exhibit area, Adobe and Quark will conduct workshops and demonstrations highlighting their newest products for content creation. Creo, the event’s color management sponsor, will lead a pair of “Color Corner” seminars on using color management tools to obtain the best results on press. Other aspects of production workflow—a new element of the educational program—will be addressed in free training seminars by Hewlett-Packard (HP), Printable, Adobe, and XMPie. Pantone also will be on hand to brief attendees on its array of products for color communication. These companies are among more than 80 vendors that will show products and services of interest to content creators from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Garden’s spacious exhibit hall. Several have contributed valuable products for prize drawings to take place at 4:45 p.m., when all registered attendees will have a chance to win a copy of: • Adobe Creative Suite, a package of integrated applications for print and Web Publishing • XMPie’s uDirect software for 1:1 direct marketing • Pantone’s Digital Chip Book In another drawing, the Association of Graphic Communications (AGC) will award a $1,500 credit toward training courses in its Center for Graphic Arts Education, which offers a broad curriculum of study programs for print professionals. AGC, a regional affiliate of Printing Industries of America, is the founder and owner of Graphic Communications Day. The program also includes the presentation of awards in AGC’s Second Annual Design Competition, taking place in the “Design Island” area of the exhibit hall. The competition showcases the work of sponsored teams of high school students who have created promotional materials for Literacy Partners, a group that supports adult literacy. “Graphic Communications Day is for everyone involved with print, but this year we have placed special emphasis on the needs and interests of people at the front end of the process,” says Susie Greenwood, president of AGC. “We promise that designers, buyers, corporate communicators, and others who prepare jobs for printing will find November 4 at the Garden to be a day truly well spent.” To register online, visit http://www.agconline.info. For more information call AGC at (212) 279-2100.