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IPA, The Association of Graphic Solutions Providers - December 2008
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2009: A New Year, New Opportunities
Proofing RoundUPs at the Technical Conference will include hard proofing and soft proofing.
The RoundUP for hard proofing will test the current state of proofing and real world implementation. For printing to standard color managed files, IPA will solicit real world proofs that have been made to GRACoL™, SWOP™ #3 and #5, and SNAP™ specifications by “typical users” and determine the major sources of difficulty. The ADS of hard proofing solutions also will be evaluated under lab conditions.
The Soft Proofing RoundUP will relate to GRACoL Coated #1 printing conditions to demonstrate how well a soft proof compares to printed hard copy. Different software solutions and display types will demonstrate conditions when soft proofing is fully competitive with hard copy proofing and when it is not. The ADS of soft proofing solutions also will be evaluated. The JDF RoundUP will include an examination of the MIS to Prepress, ICS and MIS to Conventional Press ICS, and the LayCrimp test. These tests will help identify the strengths and opportunities for improvement and implementation of various JDF enabled solutions. More details and to join the conference discussion group >>
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Woodford Report Reveals Resilient Imaging Industry The latest Woodford Group Imaging Industry Margin Index Report reveals a resilient industry with steady economic performance. The current report provides the most recent data points and analysis revealing key trends within the industry, as well as individual strengths and weaknesses of 12 key players: Brother, Canon, Epson, Heidelberg, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Océ, Oki, Ricoh, and Xerox. Rob Sethre, CEO and principal analyst, commented, “It is interesting to note how resilient the imaging industry is, especially in light of the current economic difficulties. We see steady economic performance in key measures, which is a positive result in comparison to other more crisis-prone sectors of the economy. The results are not stellar, but also far from disastrous and above the low points of earlier reports. The results point to a dip but certainly not a dive in industry revenue and operating income.” More >>
January 28, 2009
2009 IPA Technical Conference
September 11-16, 2009
Chicago , Illinois
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