And other offerings from the association.
IPA, the Association of Graphic Solutions Professionals, has announced a variety of new offerings:
* 'Integration, JDF & e-Lean Manufacturing' is a one-hour webinar with analysis on current workflow-integration solutions and a focus on these technologies' impact on e-Lean manufacturing goals. The webinar will hit on JDF ticketing, PDF workflow RIPs, MIS systems, and other process-streamlining tools. Discussion topics include: 'hot spot' workflow upgrades, automation, new technologies to 'lean down,' and a hardware replacement roadmap.
* The 2008 IPA Technical Conference Program is now available online with industry leaders sharing best-practices for integrated and effective graphic solutions. Topics include critical workflow processes, color management, process automation, application features, collaboration tools, and more.
* The association's Color Management Professional Certification Program has recently launched. The training and education program also certifies individuals in the graphics-communication industry and focuses on numerous aspects of color management throughout the graphics-workflow process.
* Printing Forecast 2008: New Industry Measure Report is downloadable from the association website. The report analyzes the industry's economic environment, current state-of-the-industry, and predictions for the upcoming year.