As part of the effort to update SWOP, the group’s Print Properties Committee has initiated a series of R&D efforts to provide a scientific basis for modernizing the specifications. This includes completing a series of press runs on web presses to develop an idealized characterization data set for both No. 5 and No. 3 grade papers.
Additional research projects will focus on producing high-end halftone proofs “to the numbers” that provide a close visual match to a press sheet and to one another. This work will be extended to ink-jet and monitor proofing.
To facilitate the transformation, SWOP is suspending new certifications until July 1, when a comprehensive industry program will be in place.
Seminars Focus on Digital Printing Innovation
ROCHESTER, NY—With Innovate ’06, Xerox Corp. is taking its free, full-day seminar series worldwide. It has teamed with more than 20 of its industry partners to put on a program that is designed to give print providers, as well as marketing, creative and design services professionals, the chance to hear from industry experts about the successful use of digital printing.
Participants can personalize their Innovate ’06 experience by choosing among 11 sessions. Topics include business development tools, streamlining digital workflow for maximum efficiency, how partnerships are vital for success and designing jobs better for digital printing.
Seminar locations and dates include: Atlanta, June 7; Seattle, June 14; Minneapolis, June 20; Indianapolis, July 18; St. Louis, July 20; Tarrytown, NY, July 27; Phoenix, Aug. 10; Los Angeles, Sept. 14; and Boston, Oct. 5. To register, visit www.innovate06.com.
SAN LUIS OBISPO—Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department recently got a big boost with donations of a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 3050 digital color press and a Xerox DocuColor 3535 color copier/printer system driven by an EFI Splash G3535 RIP.
CLEVELAND—Northern Ohio Printing has installed a Heidelberg Prinect Printready P system with Prinect MetaDimension 5.1, Prinect Prinance management information system and Prinect Signa Station 9.