The Association of Graphic Solutions Providers - August 2009
Here's what's new at IPA:
- IPA Launches Leadership Conference - Call for Case Studies
Access IPA Webinar Library for One Low Price
- JDF and Proofing RoundUP Report Now Available
- Take the CMP Fundamentals exam FREE
- Add Your Member Capability Listing Now!
- IPA Cross Media Survey - Give Us Your Input
- Congratulations New CMP Associates!
Thought Leaders to Meet In Scottsdale, Arizona
Recognizing the fundamental changes underway in graphic communications, IPA has redesigned its annual Business Development Conference to meet the needs of its changing membership. The 2010 IPA Leadership Conference will see a convergence of thought leaders in cross media communications at the Intercontinental Montelucia Hotel, February 4-6, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Conference Details >>
2010 IPA Leadership Conference – Call for Case Studies
If your company has a results-driven experience in one of the following three conference discussion areas, please submit a synopsis at www.ipa.org/leadership:
>> New and Emerging Media: Has interactive digital media services significantly impacted your company's, or your client's, success?
>> Innovative Procurement Models: Has your company benefited from a convergence of its clients' marketing communications service procurement?
>> Marketing Execution Best Practices: Has your client's marketing communication needs been impacted by your company's unique, integrated workflow capabilities?
Deadline for case study submissions is September 20, 2009.
Access IPA Digital Library 24/7 for One Low Price
IPA has concentrated its entire webinar inventory—more than 60 expert programs—into a single online digital library for everyone in your company to access 24/7. Highly acclaimed webinar programs such as e-LEAN® Implementation, G7™ Implementation, Understanding Color Management, Assuring Color Accuracy in Soft Proofing and Solution Selling are now available for one low library price. IPA webinars provide details on how to build streamlined media production workflows plus deliver innovative ideas on how to profit from your graphic workflow competencies. The IPA Webinar Library is divided into the following four distinct categories: Color Management, Graphics Workflow, Graphics Applications, and Business Improvement. More >>
How Does Your Proofing System Measure UP?
IPA has released results of the 2009 IPA Proofing and JDF RoundUP, conducted as part of the IPA Technical Conference held in June. The report explains how both suppliers and end users performed in a comprehensive set of proofing system and software tests, including IDEAlliance and ISO 12647 compliance, Pantone® and Pantone Goe™ color capabilities, gamut clipping, optical brightener compensation and much more. Tests for the JDF RoundUP included a LayCrimp ICS Test and an MIS to Prepress Test. Member price for the PDF report is $39. More >>
FREE Access to IPA’s CMP Fundamentals Exam
IPA wants to recognize those in your company who are already skilled in the fundamentals of color management by providing FREE access to the IPA Color Management Professional (CMP) certification exam (a $75 value). Once they pass the exam, you can let your clients and prospects know your employees are certified as color experts. Use coupon code CMPEXAM09 to save the $75 registration fee. Register now >>
Help IPA Promote Your Capabilities to Customers
IPA members are increasingly turning to strategic partnerships to expand their service offerings to better meet the needs of their clients. IPA is assisting in this search by capturing the service capabilities of its member firms and posting them to the IPA website in a searchable database. Full search capability will go live September 1. IPA will promote this search capability to brand owners and buyers of members' services, so be sure to add your firm's capabilities to the IPA website today! More >>
We Need Your Input! Take IPA’s Cross Media Survey
IPA has been working with industry leaders to develop standards for image capture and creation, file transfer in universal formats, and output and adaptation for cross media. If you are a technical or production manager or a business leader responsible for developing cross media workflow strategy and implementation, IPA needs your help. Your responses will help IPA provide the resources you need to ensure development of the necessary tools to enable effective and efficient cross media workflows. Take Survey Now >>
Congratulations CMP Certified Associates!
The following people recently completed CMP Fundamentals and passed the exam to achieve Associate-level certification:
Scott Campbell, DRG
Mark Causey, Beck: Premedia Workflow
Bob Chung, RIT
Kyle Conaway, Georgia Southern University
Robert D’Aleo, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Josh Hope, Hewlett-Packard
Mark Kiefer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Mark Pajari, Widen Enterprises
Herb Paynter, ImagePrep Consulting
Wayne Peachey, Keating North America
Steve Simpson, Phototype
Charles Snell, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
View complete listing of certified CMP Associates >>
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