PPML and PPML/VDX working groups plan November 2003 meetings in San Francisco and Toronto
OCTOBER 21, 2003 — Two technical working groups that are important
to the variable-data-publishing community
will hold meetings next month.
The PODi PPML working group
will meet in San Francisco November 4-7, and
the CGATS PPML/VDX
working group will meet in
Toronto November 17-18.
The PODi group's four-day meeting in San Francisco
will focus on high-volumemail workflow,
PPML templating, strategies for advancing PPML, and continued refinement of the PPML specification.
All PODi member companies may send a technical and marketing representative
to the PPML working-group meeting. For more information, contact
Tracy Burkovich at firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain information on
PODi membership benefits, or to find out how to become a PODi member,
please visit www.podi.org/membership.
At its two-day Toronto meeting, the CGATS group will analyze and discuss
color-characterization data that have been gathered during the course of various tests
that were performed with a collection of specific devices and media types, and the group will also continue its
work on the PPML/VDX Application Notes, which is a document that contains case studies,
PPML/VDX code samples, and other information that PPML/VDX developers should find useful.
If you'd like to find out how to
become a member of this group, or if you're just curious about it, visit
PODi, the Digital Printing initiative, is a market-education/development initiative
sponsored by leading vendors in the digital-printing market. PODi promotes
interoperability through standards
and advances the opportunities in digital-printing technology through market-development
activities. PODi is open to leading solution vendors and print-service providers
involved in digital printing.
CGATS, The Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards, is an ANSI-accredited
committee that strives
to have the entire scope of printing, publishing and converting technologies
represented in one national standardization and coordination effort,
while respecting the established activities of existing accredited standards
committees and industry standards developers.
CGATS' activities are supported
and administered by NPES, The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing
and Converting Technologies. NPES
is a trade association of 440 companies that manufacture and distribute equipment,
systems, software, and supplies used in printing, publishing, and converting.
It represents manufacturers, importers and distributors of equipment,
supplies, systems and software used in every printing, publishing and converting process
from design to distribution.