GWG and Ryerson University bring Popular, Free PDF Production Seminars to Toronto

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) announces its partnership with Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management. The organizations have come together to bring immediately useable information in the form of two free seminars for publishing, packaging, and production companies. The seminars will be held at Ryerson's campus in Toronto, Canada, on Wednesday, October 23. Space is limited; to register for the events, please go to: https://gwgtoronto2013.eventbrite.com.

David Zwang, GWG Chairman, says, "We are very excited to partner with Ryerson University to offer these powerful seminars, which have taken the industry by storm in our year-long, worldwide educational tour.

"Those presenting the seminars live, breathe, and work in PDF every day, and are the authorities on what works and how real companies are using our specifications with success, today. Ryerson's involved faculty are working professionals who bring invaluable insight to attendees."

Seminar details

Many of the industry's most revered PDF and packaging experts will present at the special event. The high-value educational presentations cover application-specific guidelines for PDF/X-4 workflows.

Seminar #1 presents the new GWG PDF for Packaging specifications that streamline and ensure packaging design and production workflows.

Seminar #2 features the latest on the GWG2012 specifications for the creation and preflight of PDF/X-4 files that ensure successful production.

The schedule of events is as follows (*subject to change):

9:00 am - Coffee

GWG Packaging Seminar 

10:00 am - Welcome - Vicki Blake, EFI

10:10 am - Overview of GWG Packaging Subcommittee - Steve Carter, Phototype

10:30 am - Use cases - how to apply? - Christian Blaise, bleuprocess

10:50 am - Behind the curtain - OCCD & OCMD - Peter Kleinheider, PDF/X Ready

11:10 am - Non-printing contours - Lieven Plettinck, Esko

11:30 am - Live case study - Novartis - Stephan Jaeggi, PrePress-Consulting

11:45 am - Example files - Steve Carter, Phototype

12:00 pm - Q&A

12-1:00 pm - Lunch    

GWG PDF Specifications Seminar 

1:10 pm - GWG2012 specifications - Andrew Bailes-Collins, Enfocus

1:45 pm - Useful GWG tools and add-ons - Didier Haazen, VIGC

2:15 pm - GWG Specifications in production workflows - Peter Kleinheider, PDF/X Ready

2:45 pm - GWG in Cross Media publishing -- Bart Van Looy, Sanoma Media 

3:30 pm - Vendor presentations by Enfocus, Esko, and specle

GWG Education on the World Stage

In 2013, GWG has stepped up its live event offerings around the world. The organization kicked the year off with a packed seminar program at London's College of Communications, and also just presented a special packaging session entitled, The Future of PDF for Packaging, at the PRINT '13 trade show at McCormick Place in Chicago.

To register for this special joint seminar offering at Ryerson University, please go to: https://gwgtoronto2013.eventbrite.com

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