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PIA/GATFPress Releases Thirtieth Edition of Annual Industry Forecast

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, PA, February 28, 2007— PIA/GATFPress is proud to announce the publication of the 2007 PIA/GATF Forecast: Technology, Trends, Tactics. The 2007 edition marks the thirtieth anniversary of what has become one of PIA/GATF’s most anticipated publications. This year’s 144-page publication features more than seventy articles and represents the contribution of fifty-four authors—all of whom are leaders in their respective fields. Thanks to such a variety and wealth of experts sharing their knowledge, the Forecast highlights some of the following issues: · Trends in the United States and other economies · Changing dynamics of print markets, including catalogs, books, labels, digital printing, newspapers, etc. · Maximizing workflow options · Pre-media and pre-output concerns · Media and output options · Postpress and finishing developments · Innovations in inks, papers, and other printing materials · Value of education and training · Instituting specifications and standards · Environmental concerns The observations, innovations, and suggestions offered in the diverse articles of the 2007 PIA/GATF Forecast: Technology, Trends, Tactics are accompanied by easily accessible charts and graphics, which serve to further highlight the trends that will shape our industry in the years to come. According to PIA/GATF President and CEO Michael Makin, “The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation has always strived to provide information on leading-edge technologies for its members. We believe it is our responsibility to champion the use of print and provide our members with the knowledge they need to survive and thrive in today’s multimedia competitive environment. “The Forecast has a long tradition of being a much-anticipated publication because of the breadth and depth of the information included. This is exemplified in the fact that this is the thirtieth Forecast published.” The 2007 PIA/GATF Forecast: Technology, Trends, Tactics (Item 480471) is shipped to all GATFWorld recipients as part of their annual subscription. It is also available for purchase for $199; the discounted price for PIA/GATF members is $99. This title, as well as all of PIA/GATFPress’s nearly 200 publications, is available online at www.gain.net, or by phone (toll-free 866-855-4283), fax (301-393-2555), or mail (200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143).