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Dates Announced for the Ghent Workgroup Webinar Programme
Leading Industry Experts on hand to Educate and Involve the Printing, Publishing and Packaging Industries in PDF and Workflow Automation
08 Nov 2017

GHENT, BELGIUM – 8th of November 2017 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


Date and 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

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About Ghent Workgroup

The Ghent Workgroup, formed in June 2002, is an international assembly of Industry Associations, suppliers, Educators and Industry members from around the globe. The Ghent Workgroup’s objective is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.

Since its inception almost fifteen years ago, the organization has consistently produced numerous process specifications for PDF exchange, as well as developing useful tools for automating processes and testing and establishing consistent PDFs for print and publishing – all available free at:

Members are comprised of graphic arts associations including: BPIF (UK), CIP4 (Switzerland), CMBO (the Netherlands), ERA (Germany), Febelgra (Belgium), FESPA (UK), FTA (USA), Medibel+ (Belgium), PDFX-ready (Switzerland), Printing Industries of America (USA), UNIIC (France) and VIGC (Belgium).

Vendor members include: Adobe, Agfa, callas software, CHILI publish, Dalim Software, EFI, Enfocus, Esko, GMG, Heidelberg, Hybrid Software, Kodak, Océ, Ricoh, Quark, Ultimate Technographics, and Xerox IMPIKA.

Industry members are: JP/Politikenhus, Litografia Rosés, PB-Consult, Phototype, Pragmeta, Sagamgraphic and Square. Educational members are: Ryerson University, University of Wuppertal and Media University Stuttgart.

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