The Best Things in Life are Free - Ghent Workgroup

The Best Things in Life are Free - Ghent Workgroup

The Best Things in Lifeare FreeDavid L. ZwangChairman-GWG

www.gwg.orgToday’s Plan• 1.30: GWG intro – Dave Zwang• 2.00: PDF/X specifications – Dov Isaacs• 2.30: Specifications – Elli Cloots• 3.00: Coffee break• 3.20: Challenges with PDF/X-4 and thenew specifications – Peter Kleinheider• 4.00: How the GWG can help you – DidierHazen• 4.30: Cross media publishing – Bart VanLooy and Kirk Brauch• 5.00 Q&A

What is the GhentWorkgroup?• For 9 years - assembly of industryexperts representing industryassociations, vendors and users• With hands-on experience andresponsibilities− Commitment to do testing, reviewing anddocumenting− Regular meetings and on-line discussions− Educate the

Association Members (20)AIDOBPIFBVDMCMBODDPFFERAFebelgraFESPAFTAIdeAllianceIDP GroupMedibel+Nederlands Uitgeversverbond/CebucoPDFX-readyPrinting Industries of AmericaRotasion.noTaga ItaliaUNICVIGCVSDSpainUnited KingdomGermanyThe NetherlandsDenmarkEuropeBelgiumUnited KingdomUSAUSAThe NetherlandsBelgiumThe

Vendor Members (15)• Adobe Systems Incorporated• Adstream• Agfa• Callas Software• CGS Publishing Technologies• Dalim Software• EFI• Enfocus Software• EskoArtwork• GMG Color• ICS• Kodak• OneVision• Quark•

Industry Members (10)Associated Newspapers LtdbleuprocessFour PeesHearst Corp.Litografia RosésPhototypeQuad/GraphicsSanoma Magazines BelgiumSoluzionisubitoSquareUnited

Educational Members (3)MédiagrafRyerson UniversityUniversity of

Why do we need it?• Globalized Business Increasing• Multiple requirements− Users are confused− Vendors are stretched• Blind Exchange• Too much time spent preflighting and fixing• Too much duplication of efforts• We need a common set of best

Subcommittees• Color Management• Compliancy Testing• Cross Media• Documentation• Marketing & Education• Office Document Printing• Packaging• Process Control• Specifications• Job

Built on Standards• Work done sits on top of standards• Work with other standards bodies• If none, we create from scratch• Create best applicable best

PDF/X Plus Specifications• Newsprint printing (coldset)• Web offset printing (heatset) and Gravure• Sheet offset and digital printing• Silk Screen• Wide Format• Office Documents•

www.gwg.orgWorkflow Tests

Job Tickets• Published Tickets− GWG Ad Tickets• Based on the ADsML ticket− GWG Soft Proofing ticket− Universal Proof of Preflight *• Other GWG Job Tickets in discussion− Commercial Print− Packaging−

XMP Meta Data• Smart Objects• Identify and communicate• Universal support growing• Job Ticket

Deliverables:• Best Practices for different market segments & outputprocesses• Guidelines and setting files for the creation ofconforming PS files with the correct PPD and printsettings in applications such as InDesign, MS Office,QuarkXPress and others.• Guidelines and setting files for the creation ofconforming PDF files using the correct settings for PDFcreation tool like Adobe Acrobat Distiller, correctsettings in many workflow systems, etc.• Test Suites to test workflows and solutions• Standardized Job Tickets based on market application• Education, White Papers, etc…www.gwg.orgALL FREE!!!

Weve done our job…Now its Your Turn• Join and/or Participate• Download the setup and test files andget further information

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