This page provides essential meeting information for GWG members and observers who are participating in the GWG meeting taking place in Ratingen, Germany from 6 May until 8 May, 2015.
In order to help setting up the parameters of your PDF workflow, we have asked our Vendor members that provide PDF workflow systems to create instructions for the successful output of the Ghent PDF Output Suite 4.0:
- AGFA Apogee Prepress 8.0
- DALIM Twist 7
- EFI Fiery XF
- EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends
- ESKO: Automation Engine 12.0 and higher, PackEdge 12.0 and higher, Plato 12.0 and higher, Deskpack 12.0 and higher, FlexRIP 12.0 and higher, FlexProof 12.0 and higher
- KODAK Prinergy
These settings should also be used to process other PDF/X-4 files.
The Ghent Workgroup Approaching Major Milestone with New Standard for Packaging
Steven Carter, SVP Phototype, to present “PDFs for Packaging” session at PIA’s Color Conference 2014
Adhering to the pending standard can substantially reduce time to market and costs
Ghent, Belgium – November 24, 2014 – The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is solving what may be the most common, potentially expensive problem in production and approval cycles: version frustration. Steven Carter, GWG packaging subcommittee co-chair and SVP Technology, Phototype, will include details on new GWG-developed specifications being reviewed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) in his PIA Color Conference session: “Tools to Help You Create Rock-Solid PDFs for Packaging”. Carter’s session is scheduled for Monday, December 8, 1:40 pm at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Arizona, USA.
CPGs are Driving Packaging Production Operations
Stay in Front of Them and Your Competition by Following the GWG’s Packaging Recommendations
You may know that the Ghent Workgroup, or GWG, is a non-profit group of well-known experts who develop best practices and specifications for graphic arts workflows. More recently, the group broadened its work to include metadata specifications, workflow test suites and increased support for market segments including packaging. Continue reading
Co-chair of the Ghent Workgroup packaging subcommittee, Steve Carter, will speak about packaging standards at the Color Conference in Arizona.
Wouldn’t it be great to know the package design files you built and shipped off to the printer were production worthy? Industry veteran Steve Carter knows what it takes to create print-ready PDF files for packaging. During his session, taking place at the Color Conference on Monday, December 8 at 1:40 pm, he’ll share his top tips for creating high quality PDF files especially for packaging projects.
Steve Carter, Senior Vice President of Technology at Phototype and Co-chair of the GWG packaging subcommittee, co-authored the Packaging Specifications for the Ghent Workgroup, a body of international experts who develop best practices for publishing and packaging workflows.