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Women In Print Conference Starts Monday in Toronto

July 10, 2017  By PrintAction Staff

Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) is set to host the 92nd annual Graphic Communications Education Association (GCEA) Conference, running this year under the theme of Women in Print. Conference sessions begin this Monday at GCM’s downtown Toronto campus, following an evening reception on Sunday night.

Day one of the conference kicks off with a 30-minute session by April Burke, VP, Operations and Technology, The Lowe-Martin Group, discussing production of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary stamp set. This presentation will explore the security issues, hidden UV marking, and what to do with the make-ready waste. Every attendee will receive a First Day cover of William Shatner as Captain Kirk.

Among a range of sessions, other highlights of the 4-day conference, ending July 20, include a panel discussion called Initiatives, Opportunities and History, with Erin Nuss, SGIA, Judith Durham, GAERF, and Gillian Mothersill, Ryerson. The will discuss issues around the role of women in the printing industry, including the activities of SGIA’s Women in Print Alliance.

Kim Latreille, Ryerson University will discuss Magazine Publishing in a Digital Era, covering areas like handling cross-platform advertisements to ensure proper colour, as well as automating ad production.

Nancy Sobhy, Marketing Program Manager, Veritiv Corporation, will lead a session called Managing and Management Styles in Multinational Corporations. She will share experiences from her management roles in divisions spanning large-format to paper sales.

Dr. Renmei Xu of Ball State University will run a session called Hands-On 3D Printing, in which attendees will use 3D software to create a small model with their name and then print it using one of the 20 different printers in Ryerson’s state-of-the-art Digital Fabrication Lab.

Julie Bauer, Senior Application Sales Manager, Esko, wwill use an iMac computer lab to work through packaging projects showing applications like shrink sleeves, dynamic bar code generation, QR code generation, metallic effects, crimping on a package edge, spot colours, visualization in an airport or supermarket shelf.

Tuesday’s will also feature three plant tours, including Holland & Crosby, which specializes in Point Of Purchase retail-based signage programs; Webcom, which will highlight its more than $30 million investment in new web inkjet presses; and Konica Minolta’s new headquarters.

For a full review of the GCEA 2017 program, registration, schedules and speakers visit the conference’s Website.

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