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Agfa Experts Featured Speakers at PDF and Digital Proofing Seminars

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey – March 27, 2002 – Workflow experts from Agfa Graphic Systems will be the featured speakers at a PDF and Digital Proofing Seminar series being co-sponsored by the Printing Industry of the Carolinas. The workshops, being held April 8 – April 11 in various locations in North and South Carolina, focus on the issues that plant managers and prepress managers have been asking about PDF and digital proofing. The topics for the seminar include "Distiller vs. Normalizer," "Digital Proofing: Your Options Kept Simple" and "Impact on Production." Deborah Hutcheson, U.S. Marketing Manager, Apogee Workflow and Digital Proofing Systems, Agfa, is one of the presenters. "Agfa believes, and its products reflect, that PDF is a defining technology for the next generation of production workflows," Hutcheson said. "For that reason, Agfa develops and distributes educational tools and programs – as well as products – that revolve around the use of PDF. It is an indispensable tool for the graphic arts," Hutcheson added. "PICA developed the Associate Workshops as a means for the manufacturers and suppliers, who serve the Carolinas' printing industry, to share their expertise with our members," said Richard Spencer, President, PICA. "Members like Agfa donate their time and expertise, in a non-commercial format, to assist the members of PICA in their efforts to train and educate their employees," Spencer added. Other presenters at the seminar series are: - George Chernego, Agfa Apogee Workflow Systems Specialist - Rick Guebert, Pitman Company, Digital Imaging Specialist - Al Nimmo, xpedx, Digital Imaging Products, Regional Sales Manager Seminars are being held in the following locations, at the following times: - Holiday Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport; Mon., 4/8/02 12 Noon – 3pm - Marriott Downtown, Greensboro, NC; Tues., 4/9/02 8:30am – 12 Noon - PICA Education Center, Charlotte, NC; Wed., 4/10/02 8:30am – 12 Noon - Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC; Thursday, 4/11/02 8:30am – 12 Noon To register for any of these seminars, call Carrie Epps at PICA, 704-357-1150. The deadline for registration is April 1, 2002. About Agfa Corporation Agfa Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa Group, which ranks among the world's leading imaging companies. Agfa develops, produces and markets analogue and digital systems, primarily for the graphics industry, medical radiography, non-destructive testing, micrographic and motion picture film, and consumer imaging and photography markets. Agfa has its headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium, employing 22,000 people in 40 countries. Worldwide sales for 2000 were 5,260 million Euros. In the U.S., Agfa is headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, and employs 4,000 people. Product and company information may be found on Agfa's home page on the World Wide Web at www.agfa.com.

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