Dalim Software Users Organization Elects New Officers
Press release from the issuing company
Scottsdale, AZ -- April 12, 2007 -- Lee Edberg, Brown Central PreMedia Manager Waseca, MN, and Brent Kantola, Prepress Manager at Rogers Printing, Ravenna, MI, were elected as President and Vice President respectively at the recently concluded US Dalim Software Users Organization (DUO) meeting, held March 1-2 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. Presentations included a corporate membership address and business review from Dr. Carol Werlé, Dalim Software CEO, a number of product and technology updates, user success stories, and technology sessions.
DUO provides an unbiased collaborative channel of communications between Dalim Software users, Dalim Software staff, as well as authorized resellers, where ideas and knowledge are freely exchanged for the benefit of everyone. The organization establishes and expands the general and advanced technical understanding of Dalim Software products, learns of new product and service developments, suggests enhancements, and provides both the membership and Dalim Software a means of direct inter-communication. To accomplish this, the organization conducts an annual meeting, offers an electronic forum (http://forum.dalim.com), and freely shares ideas among members, along with other activities.
As the keynote speaker, Paul Foley, Print Services Manager at Studio PSD, New York, NY, discussed his work establishing total quality control for all print advertising arriving at the firm. Much of the content of the presentation revolved around the company's attention to color management.
Other presentations included:
* An overview providing Dalim Software product and technology updates-featuring the use of JDF job descriptions within PDF metadata and a new way to visualize jobs from within DALiM MiSTRAL
* A user success story from Kevin Quigley of Optium, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada.
* Demonstrations of yet-unreleased versions of DALiM DiALOGUE virtual proofing and web-based Dalim Software applications.
* Technology presentations of tips and tricks for more effective use of Dalim Software products, an annual favorite among users
* A breakout session encouraging participants to discuss management opportunities and challenges engaging Dalim Software automated production tools.
"All the members I spoke with believe the DUO meeting went very well. The principal value of the meeting is that users interact directly with engineers and working together, issues are resolved quickly," says Lee Edberg. "We had a great turnout. It's important that our membership grows, and it's verification that Dalim Software solutions are widely used. Our focus will be to continue to expand the user group-not only among technical users but with management as well. It's crucial to grasp how Dalim Software solutions are used by partners across the entire supply chain: ad agencies, publishers, and printers. With a wide, diverse group of users, we can attract an expanded number of keynote speakers, generating even more interest and ideas."
"Lee and Scott Tully (the outgoing DUO President) did a great job preparing this meeting. There were lots of substantive, open discussions from the audience. As a user of DALiM TWiST and DALiM LiTHO, the technology updates were particularly encouraging," adds Brent Kantola, "I am thrilled with the opportunity as Vice President to influence the direction of DUO. I believe my role is, foremost, to collect ideas from Dalim Software product users about what they want to see at future DUO meetings. This is a user forum, run by users, for users. I personally talked with Lee about scheduling breakout sessions that address very specific software products, with a more in-depth technology review and Q&A sessions. There are lots of ways we can build on what has already been a very strong user event."
Presentations and photos of the event are available for DUO attendees at www.dalimusers.com.
WhatTheyThink is the global printing industry's leading independent media organization with both print and digital offerings, including WhatTheyThink.com, PrintingNews.com and WhatTheyThink magazine versioned with a Printing News and Wide-Format & Signage edition. Our mission is to provide cogent news and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today’s printing and sign industries including commercial, in-plant, mailing, finishing, sign, display, textile, industrial, finishing, labels, packaging, marketing technology, software and workflow.