GWG Presents PDFs for Packaging Session at PRINT ’13/CPP

GWG Presents PDFs for Packaging Session at PRINT ’13/CPP

GWG Presents PDFs for Packaging Session at PRINT ’13/CPP

Wednesday, September 11, 10:30 am

David Zwang and Steven Carter to Present
Real-World Packaging Case Studies and Futures

Ghent, Belgium – August 26, 2013 – The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is pleased to announce that the next stop on its educational program tour will be a PRINT ’13 /CPP session on Wednesday, September 11 at 10:30 am. GWG Specifications and the Future of PDFs for Packaging will be presented by GWG Chairman David Zwang, and Packaging Subcommittee Co-Chair Steven Carter. To register for the event, click here.

“Our worldwide tour, with stops thus far in London, Ghent, and Madrid, is enlightening professionals around the globe about the value GWG specifications and best practices bring,” says Carter. “PRINT and CPP attendees will benefit from this sessions’ focus on the growing packaging segment.”

After Print 13/CPP, the next stop on the seminar tour will be at Ryerson University in Toronto, on October 23, 2013. Those interested in being notified when registration opens can submit their contact information to:

GWG Specifications and the Future of PDFs for Packaging
In this special PRINT ’13 /CPP session, Zwang and Carter will present the latest GWG Packaging specifications for streamlining and ensuring consistency across packaging design and production workflows. They will also discuss how “Smart Layers” will be instrumental to the process.

Real-world examples of companies using GWG packaging specifications will be shared.

In addition to traditional and digital printers who are adding packaging to their service portfolios, the session is well-suited to brand owners, packaging production professionals, and designers.

Session registration
To register for GWG Specifications and the Future of PDFs for Packaging, please click here. As part of PRINT 13’s overall educational seminar program, this can count as one session within in a value package, or $125.

About the GWG
The Ghent Workgroup, formed in June 2002, is an international assembly of industry associations and suppliers from across Europe and the United States. The Ghent Workgroup’s objective is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.

Since its inception ten years ago, the organization has consistently produced numerous process specifications for PDF dissemination as well as developing useful tools for automating processes and establishing consistent PDFs for print and publishing – all available free at:

Members are comprised of graphic arts associations including: BPIF (UK), CMBO (the Netherlands), DDPFF (Denmark), ERA (Germany), Febelgra (Belgium), FESPA (UK), FTA (USA), IDEAlliance (USA), Medibel+ (Belgium), Nederlands Uitgeversverbond/Cebuco (The Netherlands), PDFX-ready (Switzerland), Printing Industries of America (USA), (Norway), TAGA Italia (Italy), UNIC (France), VIGC (Belgium), and VSD (Switzerland).

Vendor members include: Adobe, Adstream, Agfa, Callas, CGS, Dalim Software, EFI, Enfocus, Esko, GMG Color, Kodak, Quark, Remote Director, and Specle.
Industry members are: Litografia Rosés, Phototype, Sagamgraphics, Sanoma Magazines Belgium, Soluzionisubito, and Square.

Educational members are: Mediagraf, Ryerson University, and University of Wuppertal.

For more information about the GWG, including a full list of its members and objectives, visit

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