GWG Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
International Best Practice Organization Has Evolved and Expanded into Major Global Force
GHENT, BELGIUM—July 24, 2007—The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has become one of the world’s most respected graphic arts best practice organizations, the group says on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. Chairperson David Zwang attributes the international association’s viability and solid credibility to the work of the group’s 45 members, all recognized as technological leaders and experts, and contributing their time and efforts on a completely voluntary basis.
“The GWG deserves congratulations for its exemplary work. The GWG represents the best of our industry, in bringing together talented people, from all over the globe, who genuinely care about the success and progress of the graphic arts marketplace,” says David Kew of Business Cards Tomorrow (BCT). Kew is implementing a total digital workflow at BCT’s 80+ locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, utilizing the GWG Output Test Suite.
All GWG specifications, best practice guidelines, and educational materials are free of charge.
GWG specifications, test suites, and best practices are today considered the ultimate barometer of efficient and reliable production and exchange of digital documents for use throughout worldwide publishing workflows. In fact, standard-setting and best practice organizations such as the IPA, IDEAlliance, FESPA, VISKOM, and many others are themselves members of the GWG. By participating in GWG activities, the GWG and these organizations can be further assured of optimum integration and worldwide acceptance with agreed-upon best practices.
Says Zwang, “The main reason for the success of the GWG is that the development of each of the specifications and best practices all continue to be consensus-driven and address the key problems being felt in the field. This is possible because the working members in each of the focused subcommittees include many of the top industry experts from around the globe.”