Summer in the City: Sheetfed Conference Slated for June in Chicago

PARAMUS, NJ, USA—GATF and NAPL's 10th Annual Sheetfed Pressroom conference will feature printing experts from across the country, addressing mission critical issues, says conference sponsors, the Graphic Art Technical Foundation (GATF) and National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL). Targeted specifically toward pressroom supervisors, plant and production managers, technology officers, and CEOs, the event is slated for June 2–4, 2002, at the Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, IL.

According to GATF/NAPL, this year's event will feature a keynote address by Dr. Moira Gunn, best known as the host of public radio's TechNation: Americans and Technology. Dr. Gunn will present "Back to the Future in 2020," a discussion of the industry now and where it's headed. In addition, says sponsors, some of the industry's most well-known technical, managerial, and training experts will provide practical ideas and share case studies through a number of individual and panel break-out sessions covering topics including:

  • quality control;

  • printing blanket study;

  • techniques for running reduced crews;

  • customer loyalty;

  • plate remakes;

  • communications tips for supervisors;

  • conducting a postmortem of a job;

  • combining digital and offset (Issue for the Pressroom);

  • delivering those "dreaded" staff reviews;

  • sales/manfacturing relationships;

  • top 20 pressroom headaches;

  • field reports on new ink technology; and

  • color managment.

Some of the speakers and moderators for the 2002 sheetfed conference include: Ray Romano, RIT; Ray Prince, GATF; Don Goldman, ConsultWare; Joe Truncale, NAPL; Ken Moring, Vertis, Inc.; Jim Clark, McNaughton & Gunn; Joe Becker, Becker and Co.; Dan Ramaley, GATF; Tom Albrecht, All Quality Standards, Inc.; Marty Strok, GATF; Bruce Tietz, GATF; and Frank Gualtieri, GATF.

Pre-conference workshops also will be available on Sunday, June 2, says GATF. Attendees can choose to attend up to three of these ten optional seminars: Making Change a Good Thing; Dampening Issues and Fundamentals; Financial Measurement of Pressroom Operations; Pressroom Process Control; From Press Operator to Press Supervisor; Common Printing Problems; 28- and 40-in. Digital Presses; Reducing Spoilage in the Pressroom; 11 Ways to Get and Use Management Information; and Multicolor Makeready.

For registration costs and discounts contact GATF at 800/910-GATF, x. 200; NAPL at 800/642-6275; or register online at gain.net.



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