GWG Needs Your PDF Workflow Know How
GHENT, BELGIUM – 23 March 2017 – The Ghent Workgroup needs your knowledge and expertise on PDF workflow to participate in a survey. Following up a similar survey conducted in 2008, it aims to find out what has changed since and gain insight on today’s PDF use. Further, it wants to discover how well GWG specifications and tools (and other PDF standards) are being adopted and what the worldwide differences are.
The survey aims to make the participants and the Ghent Workgroup aware of the state of PDF in document production, and current issues the creators and service providers are facing. David Zwang, GWG Chairman, comments: “The more information we gather, the better equipped we will be to improve our solutions and industry best practices. The collective responses will develop a better understanding of how processes have changed, which specifications are being adopted, and how workflows vary. This will help GWG improve the solutions it offers.”
GWG is dedicated to advancing the print, publishing and packaging industries. Its goal is to create practical workflow tools that make daily production tasks easier, faster and more reliable. The results will help GWG continue to provide the industries with free specifications and best practices.
It takes just a few minutes to complete and the survey can also be shared with others PDF workflow users. Click HERE to begin the survey.
As a thank you all participants will be entered into prize a draw.
To learn more about the free workflow tools and specifications GWG offers, visit http://www.gwg.org.
About Ghent Workgroup
The Ghent Workgroup, formed in June 2002, is an international assembly of Industry Associations, suppliers, Educators and Industry members from around the globe. The Ghent Workgroup’s objective is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.
Since its inception almost fifteen years ago, the organization has consistently produced numerous process specifications for PDF exchange, as well as developing useful tools for automating processes and testing and establishing consistent PDFs for print and publishing – all available free at: www.gwg.org.
Members are comprised of graphic arts associations including: BPIF (UK), CIP4 (Switzerland), CMBO (the Netherlands), ERA (Germany), Febelgra (Belgium), FESPA (UK), FTA (USA), Medibel+ (Belgium), PDFX-ready (Switzerland), Printing Industries of America (USA), UNIIC (France) and VIGC (Belgium).
Vendor members include: Adobe, Agfa, callas software, CHILI publish, Dalim Software, EFI, Enfocus, Esko, GMG, Heidelberg, Hybrid Software, Kodak, Océ, Ricoh, Quark, Ultimate Technographics, and Xerox IMPIKA.
Industry members are: JP/Politikenhus, Litografia Rosés, PB-Consult, Phototype, Pragmeta, Sagamgraphic and Square. Educational members are: Ryerson University and University of Wuppertal.
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