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CIP4 and Ryerson Announce JDF 101 Education Event

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Toronto, ON (December 22, 2006) - The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization and Ryerson University announced a free "JDF Education Event" to be held at Ryerson University in Toronto on Tuesday, 20 February 2007. This one-day program will covers all aspects of print process automation, CIP4 and the Job Definition Format (JDF), and is hosted by Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management. This JDF 101Education Event is the first of its kind in Canada. Speakers will identify the benefits of JDF-enabled process automation experienced by small and medium sized commercial offset and digital printers, and will provide an introduction to how JDF works and its function in the modern printing plant. Speakers include: * Mark Wilton, CIP4 Education and Marketing & Global Initiative Manager at Kodak Graphic Communications * James Harvey, Executive Director of CIP4 Organization * Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti Computer Systems * Tim Hassan, National Digital Solutions Systems Specialist at AGFA Graphics Canada * Dr Abhay Sharma, Chair of Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management The JDF specification is intended to enable the entire industry, including designers, publishers, printing and graphic arts companies and others to work with software and systems from different manufacturers in an integrated workflow facilitated by a common data interchange syntax. This event is sponsored by Avanti, AGFA and Kodak, and is intended for senior management, middle management, workflow consultants and prepress professionals of small and medium-size printing companies. Each attendee will receive a free copy of BRIDG's JDF Guide for Managers. "Profitable printing companies will learn ways to improve profitability and to create printing workflows that are fast and reliable enough to compete with electronic and broadcast media," said Wilton. "Just as important, printers who have struggled with profitability will learn about ways to turn the corner and compete more profitably." The JDF 101 Education Event is free to attendees, but registration in advance of the program is required. For registration and complete program details go to http://ryerson.eventbrite.com/. For questions about the program contact Abhay Sharma of Ryerson University via email at [email protected].

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