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Global Graphics' Martin Bailey Is Elected Vice Chairman Of CGATS

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Centreville, VA and Cambridge, UK: 11 July 2005: The Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards (CGATS) has named Global Graphics’ Martin Bailey as its new vice chairman. Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Bailey, Global Graphics’ senior technical consultant, said, "Over the last ten years CGATS has immeasurably advanced the cause of printing reliability and efficiency, both in North America and, through their associations with ISO, in the rest of the world. I feel very honored to have been invited to stand as vice-chair, and I hope that I'll be able to help guide the organization in continuing to provide assistance to the industry in meeting the challenges of the future." CGATS was formed in 1987 following a year-long assessment of the need for an umbrella standards committee by the Image Technology Standards Board (ITSB) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and received ANSI accreditation in 1989. The goal of CGATS is to have the entire scope of printing, publishing and converting technologies represented in one national standardization and coordination effort, while respecting the established activities of existing accredited standards committees and industry standards developers. "Mr. Bailey has been an effective leader and active participant in the standards development process, both in CGATS and in ISO," stated Mary Abbott, NPES Director of Standards Programs, and administrator of both CGATS and ISO TC 130 WG 2. "He is highly respected by his peers for both his technical expertise, and his leadership in the development of standards that are helping to keep graphic technology competitive in the continually changing communications environment, and are helping to lay the groundwork for the future of print." In his capacity of senior technical consultant at Global Graphics, Mr. Bailey helps to specify and design many aspects of the Harlequin and Jaws Raster Image Processors (RIP) and PDF technologies. Additionally, he provides consulting services to Global Graphics’ OEM partners to assist them in building solutions. In addition to his new role of CGATS vice chairman, Mr. Bailey chairs the ANSI/CGATS SC6 Task Force 1 and also the ISO TC130 WG2 TF2, both of which are developing aspects of PDF/X. He is the CEO of CIP4 (the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Pre-press, Press and Post-press) and specifier of the JDF standard. His other standards work relates to variable data printing. In 2002 Mr Bailey won the Roland Zavada Standards Award, "The Rollie," presented by CGATS in recognition of the significant contribution of an individual toward the development of U.S. graphic arts standards through active participation in accredited standards activities. Global Graphics is an active supporter of industry standards and has a broad patent portfolio touching many areas of printing technology. The Company has extensive expertise in Page Description Languages and has been working with PostScript since 1986 and with the Portable Document Format (PDF) since it was introduced in 1993. Global Graphics’ technology portfolio includes: Raster Image Processors (RIPs) that convert text and images into printable form; software for document conversion and manipulation; and, components for digital workflows and color management.