The panel also features Paul Cooper of EFI, Ron Baker from Xerox and HP's Bob Raus, who will be addressing several successful integration examples, including:
- JDF integration of :Apogee Prepress with Technique MIS at Corelio Media in Belgium, one of the most ambitious such projects in the world
- JDF integration of :Apogee Prepress to HP Indigo and Xerox digital presses
- Integration of Web-to-print, prepress, digital presses and wide-format with :Apogee StoreFront and :Apogee Prepress
"Automation is helping printing companies all around the world make the most of their creative talents and be more profitable and successful," said Mark Gallucci, manager of Technology Marketing, Commercial Software, Agfa Graphics. "The Automation Solutions Network is a unique opportunity for printers to learn from one another's experiences with integration and JDF."
Held several times each year, the ASN meeting is the only event of its kind. State-of-the-art printing and media companies open their doors to attendees, not only showing the high levels of automation they have achieved, but explaining in detail how it was planned and implemented, how automation works in their production, and what challenges and breakthroughs they have experienced along the way. For more information visit http://www.printing.org/page/11106.
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About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management. Agfa Graphics is a worldwide leader with its computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems for commercial and packaging printing and the newspaper publishing markets. Agfa Graphics is rapidly developing its position in the new segments of industrial inkjet with comprehensive solutions for various applications such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for developing a complete assortment of high-quality inks. Please visit us at www.agfagraphics.com.
About Pitman, An Agfa Company
Pitman, An Agfa Company, collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries. Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market ith an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists, and unparalleled service excellence. Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable. Please visit us at: www.pitman.agfagraphics.com.