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2004 R&E Council of NAPL Smart Factory Program Finalized

Press release from the issuing company

White Stone, VA, March 2004— Program details are now complete for the 2004 R&E Council of NAPL Digital Smart Factory Forum, to be held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 30 to July 2, 2004. The 2004 Digital Smart Factory Forum will include a keynote address by Ray Hartman, Senior Vice President of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. In addition, executives from CP Printing, Crowson-Stone Printing, LaVigne, Quad/Graphics, Quebecor World, Rex 3, Sheridan Press and Transcontinental will describe their utilization of Digital Smart Factory concepts in day-to-day workflows. The 2004 R&E Council of NAPL Digital Smart Factory Forum will be chaired by Charles R. Gehman, Director of Product Marketing at EFI. In announcing the forum program, R&E Council managing director Ronald L. Mihills commented: “Printers and publishers have technologies available today which can automate the print production process, and which will eventually lead to computer integrated manufacturing in the printing industry, but those technologies must be implemented differently by each individual company. The 2004 Digital Smart Factory Forum will bring together the foremost thinkers in the field for a thorough discussion of the issues that will determine how printing will be done in the future. The specialized program, with speakers from every corner of the industry, is sure to benefit everyone concerned with printing. Printers, in particular, should be represented at the forum as a means of preparing for the future.” The Digital Smart Factory Forum will immediately follow the EFI Connect V Users Conference, and attendees are invited to attend the closing session of that meeting at no charge. Registration information for the 2004 Digital Smart Factory Forum is available at www.napl.org, or by calling the R&E Council at 804-436-9922.