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PDF spec for large-format to be part of new Ghent Workgroup webinars

A series of seven new webinars from the Ghent Workgroup kicks off on 11 April. It includes a session on large-format print on 8 May, during which David van Driessche of Callas Software and Elli Cloots of EFI will discuss new Ghent Workgroup PDF specifications for the sector.
In brief the other sessions are: 11 April - ‘What is PDF and PDF/X?’ - an introduction to the PDF standard, the ISO PDF/X standards built on it, and how this forms the foundation of all Ghent Workgroup specifications. 18 April - ‘Digital Printing’ - a session on the workgroup’s new digital printing specifications. 7 May - ‘PDF Creation and Workflow Strategies’ - how to create a good PDF, and how to deal with PDF in your workflow with practical information on what to do when. 29 May - ‘Packaging for Brand Owners’ - what is happening with PDF in this arena? 6 June - ‘PDF 2.0 and PDF/X-6 - the facts on a new PDF format and the PDF/X standard that is being built using it. 13 June - ‘How to Set-up Colour Management for Creatives and Print Buyers’ - a practical guide. “The Ghent Workgroup has two core tasks,” said Cindy Van Luyck, chief marketing officer at Chili Publish and marketing officer of the Ghent Workgroup, “The first one is to create specifications and best practices, which is very challenging from a technical point of view. The second task is to help educate the graphic arts market, which is equally challenging as it involves translating that deep technical knowledge to people who need to use it in practice in the field. As we saw last year, organising webinars is an effective way to reach people and do just that.”

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