In This Issue:
> Mark your calendar: IPA Tech Conference
> Selling Solutions: A
Transformation in Process
> Call to Action - Join an IPA Team!
> IPA Elects Bob Childs as Board Chair
> Image Color Correction in Photoshop
> JDF Educational Survey
> JDF Educational Event at Ryerson University
> Save 25% on Great Customer Service Series!
> Welcome New Members
> Take This Month's Survey
> Last Month's Survey Results
Mark your calendar: IPA Tech Conference
Do you want to keep up-to-date on the
latest developments, tips and techniques
in the area of color management and the
graphics workflow? Then don’t miss the 2007 IPA Technical Conference, June 4-7, Westin
O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL. Watch for more info coming soon!
Selling Solutions: A
Are you ready to position your organization
to sell solutions and capture
more value? IPA’s three-part webinar
series on Strategic Solution Selling
will demonstrate how to apply the
latest techniques in solutions selling.
Call to Action - Join an IPA Team!
Join IPA’s Solutions Selling Team
or the e-LEAN/Graphics Workflow
Team and achieve common goals of
workflow efficiency and profitable
business growth as well as support
IPA’s development of new, relevant
products and services. Contact Molly Illes at 800-255-8141 or JOIN NOW
IPA Elects Bob Childs as Board Chair
IPA has elected Bob Childs, COO of
Digital Color Image, Pennsauken, NJ, Board Chair.
The following officers were also
elected: 1st vice chair, Gail Ludewig,
TotalWorks, Chicago, IL;
2nd vice chair, Chip Harding, Harper House, Dallas, TX; David Schawk, Schawk, Des
Plaines, IL, past chair; Roni
North Haven, CT,
treasurer; and Kent Hatterick, Beck: Premedia
Workflow Compression, Atlanta,
SEE FULL BOARD LIST
Image Color Correction & Adjustment in Photoshop
February 15, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Taz Tally, will show how to properly evaluate an image BEFORE making the needed color adjustments. Then he'll show the most efficient and time saving methods to achieve the correct color with the best contrast for perfect results in a minimum of time. MORE
JDF Educational Survey
IPA is partnering with CIP4 to determine
and implement the type of JDF-related
process automation training needed in
the graphic solutions industry. Help us
determine the needs by participating in
a JDF survey. TAKE SURVEY NOW
Free JDF Educational Event
(CIP4) organization and Ryerson University are sponsoring a free JDF Education Event at Ryerson University, Toronto, Tuesday, Feb. 20. This one-day program will covers all aspects of print process automation, CIP4 and the Job Definition Format (JDF). Speakers will identify the benefits of JDF-enabled process automation experienced by small and medium sized commercial offset and digital printers, and will provide an introduction to how JDF works and its function in the modern printing plant. MORE
Save 25% on Great Customer Service Series!
In honor of National Customer Service Day, January 17, IPA is making the highly regarded 3-part GREAT Customer Service webinar series on CD and handbook available at a 25% discount through January 31, 2007. Use Special Purchase Code: GREATCSR to get the discount. PURCHASE NOW
IPA Welcomes New Members:
Advertisers Printing Company
St. Louis, Missouri
Glenn Biech Graphic Arts
Training Institute of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Openfirst, A Quad/Graphics
Not a member?
IPA, The Association of Graphic Solutions Providers
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Edina, MN 55435 U.S.A.
(800) 255-8141 | (952) 896-1908
www.ipa.org | email@example.com
Image Color Correction - IPA Webinar
Feb. 15, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Selling Solutions - IPA Webinar
3-part series begins Feb. 21
IPA Tech Conference
June 5-7, 2007
> IPA Links
Sampling of new Workflow Resource links added to ipa.org/links. New links added weekly!
DAM Options 1/24/2007
Solutions for incorporating digital asset management into your workflow.
Better Type in Photoshop 1/24/2007
Quick answers to questions about type in Photoshop.
From MIS, JDF and CIP3 to I-COM 1/10/2007
Why web-to-print is important and how workflow architecture facilitates this technology.
Current Uses of PDF Workflow Part 1 1/17/2007
Current uses of PDF within a wide-format workflow.
> IPA Bulletin Articles Online:
Book Publishers Reduce Cycle Time by Nicky Milner
Book publishers are looking to adaptation as a survival strategy in the new world of content-on-demand. Premedia houses that want to be around to service these publishers will need to do the same.
Lenticular Imaging: Another Dimension in Printing
by Louis M. Brill
As graphic solutions providers seek new business opportunities and new value-added services to provide their customers, lenticular imaging periodically emerges as a candidate process for new market opportunities.
> IPA Survey
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Click on the link. Results will be in the next newsletter.
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> Last Month's Survey Results
What is your greatest challenge to successfully implementing a "consultative selling" philosophy within your organization?
a. Staff training (0)
b. Sales staff resistance (10%)
c. Entrenched company culture (0)
d. Inability to fully meet customer demands (10%)
e. Lack of strategic partnerships (0)
f. None of the above - we're doing it successfully already! (50%)
g. None of the above - we're not interested in consultative selling (30%)