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GHENT, BELGIUM—Why and how to use Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) specifications will be covered in several sessions of the PDF University to be hosted by Xplor International during the upcoming Graphics of the Americas conference and trade show. The event is scheduled to take place from February 28–March 3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

PDF University will offer 50-minute classes headed by industry experts from North America and Europe. The keynote tutorial—“Reliable PDF Print Publishing Workflows”—will be presented by GWG member representative Dov Isaacs, principal scientist at Adobe Systems. Topics of some of the other sessions include “PDF/X—the Standard for Prepress Files,” “Color in PDF” and “PDF Output Tests.”

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Dscoop Expands Benefits, Seats New Board of Directors

CHICAGO—The Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) has launched a new Web-to-print solution offered exclusively to members of the user-driven community of HP Indigo press owners and their sales, marketing and production teams. Created by Saepio Technologies, the system enables members to customize templates with their company logos and contact information.

Overseeing the continued development of this group and its offerings is a new slate of officers and board of directors for the 2006-2007 term. Serving as Dscoop chairman for a second year is Jack Glacken, Today’s Graphics (Philadelphia). Supporting Glacken are Chairman-elect Todd Kalagher, Finlay (Bloomfield, CT); Vice President of Finance Larry Vaughn, Ideal Printers (Houston); and Treasurer Art Manzo, Global Soft Digital Solutions (Mahwah, NJ).

Board members include Christopher Wells, Lavigne Inc. (Worchester, MA); Terie Syme, Prestige Label (Burgaw, NC); Doyle Mortimer, Alexander’s Print Advantage (Lindon, UT); Eric Hawkinson, SmithBucklin (Chicago); David Leshem, Hewlett-Packard (Rehovit, Israel); and Francis McMahon, Hewlett-Packard (Boise, ID).

Dscoop has scheduled its 2007 annual conference to run February 1-3 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, FL.

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