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DDAP And IPA Partner On Color Management Webinars

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MARBLEHEAD, MA – November 17, 2003 DDAP Association, a key industry group charged with promoting the "Universal Exchange of Digital Advertising through Open Process Integration and Accredited Standards," and IPA, the association of graphic solutions providers, announced today their partnership on a new series of educational webinars entitled, "PDF/X, SWOP and Color Management.” The PDF/X family of standards forms the basis of a reliable, print ready exchange format. A key aspect of the exchange is the reliable communication of color using modern "color management" techniques. This webinar curriculum explains the use of PDF/X and color management, specifically illustrating how they should be used in conjunction with established specifications such as SWOP. PROGRAM DETAILS Session 1: "PDF/X Basics and Color - The Essentials!" Wednesday, November 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT This first program in this curriculum will review the background and basics of PDF/X, the various conformance levels (PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-2, PDF/X-3) and their distinctions with respect to color management. Session 2: "PDF/X1a and SWOP - Reliable CMYK Exchange" Wednesday, December 3, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT This second program in this curriculum will focus on CMYK and spot color workflows supported by PDF/X-1a. This will include color managed proofing using the "Output Intent" profile and explaining the important role played by characterized print conditions such as SWOP. Session 3: "PDFX/3 and Color Management and achieving the Ultimate in Device Independence" Wednesday, December 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT This third program in this curriculum will elaborate on more advanced device-independent color managed workflows enabled by PDF/X-3. Operations such as color conversion, proofing and repurposing will be illustrated. The webinars will be presented by Michael Rodriguez, Technical Director, R.R. Donnelley. Mike has been an active leader in digital imaging and color reproduction at RR Donnelley for the past 17 years. His expertise includes color science, digital image processing, desktop publishing, electronic prepress, digital signal processing, and process simulation/modeling. He has played a key role in the development of color standards in the U.S. and abroad. REGISTER TODAY! These webinars may be taken individually or in a series. For information and registration, please visit: http://www.ipa.org/webinars/ddap