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Adobe, Canon, HP, Kodak, Xerox, RIT & CalPoly Join in Support of Major Digital Printing Council Initiative

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August 2, 2005 – PIA/GATF’s Digital Printing Council (DPC) is pleased to announce that Adobe, Canon, HP, Kodak, Xerox, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), CalPoly Technical Institute and Clemson University have joined together to support a major DPC initiative to be unveiled at PRINT 05, being held in Chicago September 9 - 15, 2005. DPC Director Joanne Vinyard says details regarding the initiative, known as “M4D”, will be unveiled at a press conference on September 11, 2005. The Digital Printing Council (DPC) is a premier program of PIA/GATF (Printing Industries of America, Inc. and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation) that provides its members and the printing industry with informative tools and publications that are designed to help firms be more productive, efficient, and generate more sales with new digital technologies. “This year, the DPC has been busy developing a unique program with the support of leading companies such as Adobe, Canon, HP, Kodak, and Xerox as well as RIT and CalPoly. The Program will help print providers connect with a wide range of markets, and with the kind of segment-specific solutions that will garner immediate attention, meet unique needs, and generate new business,” says David Torok, President and CEO of Padgett Printing and Chair of the Digital Printing Council Steering Committee. To be immediately informed of the Digital Printing Council “M4D” program when details are released, interested parties can register their email address at [email protected].