Dates Announced for the Ghent Workgroup Webinar Programme

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has announced its 2017/2018 Webinar Program designed to give a deeper understanding of PDF2.0 Standards and PDF/X-Plus. This is an exceptional opportunity to hear first hand from the ‘best in class’ industry experts in their field.  Topics during this first series will include ‘9 reasons to Preflight’ ‘Ghent Output Suite v5/Testing PDF Workflows’ and ‘PDF in Packaging’.

The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 14th November at 4pm CET/10am ET and will be hosted by David Zwang, Chairman, Ghent Workgroup. “We have launched this series of webinars to share our knowledge and engage with the print, publishing, and packaging industries”, says Zwang. “Since 2002, the Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has been creating best practice specification and foundations for new standards in an effort to make the global design and publishing processes more reliable and efficient. This introductory webinar will look at who we are, what we do and how we do it. We will look at a selection of best practices and how you can introduce them into your business processes today!

Points for discussion

1. What makes a good PDF file and ensures that it meets your expectations.

2. How can you test your workflow to ensure it can properly process files, reduce errors and meets customer expectations.

3. What you can do to get involved in the GWG.


Webinar Schedule

Topic Date and Time Time
GWG – general introduction 14th November 4pm CET/10am ET
9 Reasons to Preflight 16th November 4pm CET/10am ET
PDF2.0 standards – What’s New 21st November 4pm CET/10am ET
PDF Survey Results 23rd November 4pm CET/10am ET
PDF and PDF/X-plus 14th December 4pm CET/10am ET
Ghent Output Suite v5 /testing PDF Workflows 11th January 2018 4pm CET/10am ET
Processing Steps 16th January 4pm CET/10am ET
PDF in Packaging 1st February 4pm CET/10am ET

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A test-file is also available

To confirm your attendance and register:

Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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