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Ghent PDF Workgroup's Color Management Subcommittee Marks Significant Progress with PDF/X-3 Workflow Testing

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June 29, 2005 – Ghent, Belgium – The Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG), an international assembly of graphic arts professionals established to create, test and disseminate best practices and specifications for publishing workflows; and TAGA Italia today announce that testing and development of color management specifications for PDF/X-3 workflows will now include critical input from several notable graphic arts companies in Italy. The recent Color Management meeting held in Milan and hosted by TAGA Italia was held to encourage the involvement of Italian companies in the color test phases being supervised by the GWG Color Management (PDF/X-3) Subcommittee. TAGA Italia invited well-respected graphic arts companies selected by the Subcommittee. “We are pleased to have such important graphic arts companies join our efforts and express interest in testing for the GWG Subcommittee,” says Jo Brunenberg, chairperson of the GWG Color Management Subcommittee. “The extensive testing the group is involved with will benefit PDF/X-3 workflow users worldwide, as results will be integrated into new specifications.” Those participating in the Italian test group are: Pozzoli, Rotolito Lombarda, Grafiche dell'Artiere, Fontegrafica, ICR and Rotoalba. Also involved are Artwork Italia and Fuji Italia. Ester Crisanti, Vice President, TAGA Italia, says, “The Italian graphic arts community is today, more than ever, influencing and participating in the worldwide graphic arts marketplace. It is therefore important for Italian graphic arts companies to become actively involved with the Ghent PDF Workgroup, which is facilitating collaborative testing and specification development among a cross-section of the world’s graphic arts communities. We are happy that these companies are eager to participate and have their voice heard and counted in the work of the Ghent PDF Workgroup.” Test areas will include, but are not limited to images and vector elements with various profiles, test elements for overprint, font embedding etc.