An introduction to the GWG - Ghent Workgroup

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An introduction to the GWG - Ghent Workgroup

The

Ghent PDF Workgroup

Didier Haazen

Chair Compliancy Testing SC


Who we are

• International organization made

up of graphic arts users,

associations & developers


Mission

• “To develop and maintain process

specifications for best practices in

graphic arts workflows and

promote their acceptance and use

in the international graphic arts

community.”


Key figures

• Founded in 2002

• Started in Belgium, France, the

Netherlands and Switzerland

• Today:

− 21 industry association

− 18 vendors

− 13 countries

And still growing…


Industry Associations

Norway

Sweden

Denmark

United

Kingdom

Netherlands

Germany

Belgium

& US

France

Switzer

land

Italy

Spain


Association members


Subcommittees

• Color Management

• Compliancy Testing

• Documentation

• Marketing & Education

• Office Document Printing

• Packaging

• Process Control

• Specifications


Subcommittees

• Job Ticketing

• Cross Media (NEW since 2010)


Deliverables

• PDF file specifications

• Application settings

• Test Suites

• Best practices guidelines

• Educational documents


Deliverables

• More info & downloads:

www.gwg.org


PDF/X Plus Concept

More Resrtrictive

PDF/X-1a or PDF/X-3

PDF 1.3

PDF/X Plus

GWG

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