GHENT, BELGIUM – 11 May 2016 – The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is pleased to welcome two new members on board: Ricoh and CHILI publish.
The Ghent Workgroup represents the entire PDF community including industry associations, vendor and industry members. Both CHILI publish and Ricoh are now joining as vendor members and thereby commit to fully supporting and incorporating the Ghent Workgroup Specifications into their solution offering.
As a reputed international community of industry leaders across Europe and the US, the Ghent Workgroup consistently produces numerous process specifications for PDF exchange, and tools for automating processes and testing to establish consistent PDFs.
Just recently the Ghent Workgroup has released its milestone GWG2015 PDF Specification for print and packaging production. Based on ISO PDF/X standards, it describes file settings and workflow processing requirement to achieve the highest quality production and exchange efficiency of PDF files. This is developed by and with the GWG members during several committees, and afterwards implemented throughout their solutions and workflow processes.
Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI publish, comments: “We are really proud to join the Ghent Workgroup who has done some important ground and legwork the past few years to standardize PDF across the industry. We have greatly benefited from their market expertise in the development of our innovative CHILI rendro solution for high-res online rendering of PDF files. The interaction with GWG experts and members has been of great value for the integration of CHILI rendro with other vendor platforms.”
Simon Tapley, Manager, Workflow solutions, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Europe, explains its membership: “It is very important for Ricoh that our clients can produce superb print quality. With our increased focus on workflow automation solutions under our TotalFlow banner, we are very involved in the PDF creation and standardization across the production process. Our membership of the Ghent Workgroup demonstrates Ricoh’s commitment to quality, performance, and engagement with the print community.”
David Zwang, Chairman, Ghent Workgroup, concludes: “With the addition of such important vendors in the graphic arts industry, we have again strengthened the Ghent Workgroup’s position and widened our reach. We strive to engage everyone in the industry to fully comply with our PDF Specifications, workflow validation tools and best practices, from vendor to association to printer and brand owner. This way we can ensure the alignment of quality PDF production and publishing throughout the entire value chain and process.”