If you are in Las Vegas for the 2013 Automation Solutions Network (ASN) meeting, the best bet is on Mark Gallucci, Agfa Graphics' resident workflow automation expert. He'll be offering attendees his expertise by taking part in a vendor panel called, "Successful Implementation of JDF and Automation" on Friday, May 3rd from 1:15-2:30 pm. The spring 2013 ASN meeting is being held at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.
The panel also features Paul Cooper of EFI, Ron Baker from Xerox and HP's Bob Raus, who will be addressing several successful integration examples, including:
• JDF integration of :Apogee Prepress with Technique MIS at Corelio Media in Belgium, one of the most ambitious such projects in the world
• JDF integration of :Apogee Prepress to HP Indigo and Xerox digital presses
• Integration of Web-to-print, prepress, digital presses and wide-format with :Apogee StoreFront and :Apogee Prepress
"Automation is helping printing companies all around the world make the most of their creative talents and be more profitable and successful," said Mark Gallucci, manager of Technology Marketing, Commercial Software, Agfa Graphics. "The Automation Solutions Network is a unique opportunity for printers to learn from one another's experiences with integration and JDF."
Held several times each year, the ASN meeting is the only event of its kind. State-of-the-art printing and media companies open their doors to attendees, not only showing the high levels of automation they have achieved, but explaining in detail how it was planned and implemented, how automation works in their production, and what challenges and breakthroughs they have experienced along the way.