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- 2008 IPA Technical Conference Podcasts Now Available!
- Listen to New CMP Overiew Podcast
- 2008 Graphic Arts Market Demographic Profiles - New Industry Measure Report
- IPA Bulletin Articles are Now Online
- IPA Board & Committees Develop New Programs
- IPA Welcomes New Members
2008 IPA Technical Conference Podcasts Now Available!
Whether you are a designer, photographer, prepress manager, IT specialist, production manager, or printer, workflow issues are more interconnected than ever before. Production processes are converging, affecting all aspects of the workflow. To address this convergence, the 2008 IPA Technical Conference brings together industry leaders from all areas of graphic communications to discuss ways to provide clients with integrated graphic solutions. Listen to podcasts featuring panelists, session moderators and other presenters to find out what you’ll take away from the 2008 IPA Technical Conference. Listen to Technical Conference Podcasts Now >>
Listen to New CMP Overview Podcast
Listen to the CMP podcast to learn more about IPA’s
Color Management Professional Certification
Program. The program, which
has been developed by industry-leading color management experts, provides knowledge and/or certification
in all major areas of the graphics workflow process—creative, photography,prepress, premedia, and printing.
Listen to CMP Podcast Now >>
2008 Graphic Arts Market Demographic Profiles: New Industry Measure Report Now Available
This report provides updated snapshots of each of the graphic arts markets The Industry Measure regularly surveys--commercial printers and prepress shops, graphic design and production firms, and publishing companies. IPA Members Download FREE >>
IPA Bulletin Articles are Now Online
IPA Board & Committees Develop New Programs
Read the top articles from the January - February issue of IPA Bulletin now available online. Titles include: Hybrid & Digital, Evolution of Printing Machines by Andrew Tribute, Making Total Process Automation Work by Jan Ruysschaert, and standards article Whither Goest? by Larry Warter. Don't receive the IPA Bulletin by mail? Subscribe now >>
The IPA Board of Directors and three board-directed committees met recently to evaluate IPA programs and services. The Executive Resources Committee identified the following critical issues facing management: personnel, including how to find talented people; offshore outsourcing; sustainability; diversification; finances; and communication. Among the issues cited by the Technical Resources Committee are determining where technology is in its lifecycle, defining what technology adds value to members, and identifying the potential market of IPA content and education. The Business Development Committee identified the following key issues: improving current sales people to become more effective, developing alternative methods to drive demand for services, defining success expectations, and understanding critical market trends and how to take advantage of them. These committees will be looking at current IPA resources, identifying how these resources address the noted critical issues, and determining and developing additional resources that are needed. For more information about the committees, contact Molly Illes.
IPA Welcomes New Members:
Keith Kanak, Prepress/IT Manager
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April 22-24, 2008
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Lloyd Carr, Graphic Arts Program Director, City University of New York
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