Publishing and packaging workflow

GWG needs your pdf workflow know-how

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The Ghent Workgroup is calling for the knowledge and expertise of prepress operators, prepress production managers, designers, IT managers and press operators on PDF workflow to participate in a survey. Following up a similar survey conducted in 2008,
it aims to find out what has changed since and gain insight on today’s PDF use. Further, it wants to discover how well GWG specifications and tools (and other PDF standards) are being adopted and what the worldwide differences are.

The survey aims to make the participants and the Ghent Workgroup aware of the state of PDF in document production, and current issues the creators and service providers are facing. David Zwang, GWG chairman comments, “The more information we gather, the better equipped we will be to improve our solutions and industry best practices. The collective responses will develop a better understanding of how processes have changed, which specifications are being adopted, and how workflows vary. This will help GWG improve the solutions it offers.”

GWG is dedicated to advancing the print, publishing and packaging industries. Its goal is to create practical workflow tools that make daily production tasks easier, faster and more reliable. The results will help GWG continue to provide the industries with free specifications and best practices. Readers can go to http://www.gwg.org/gwg-2017-pdf-survey/ to begin the survey. As a note of appreciation, all participants will be entered into a lucky draw and stand to win amazing prizes.

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams! For advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in , for editorial info@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna

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