IT and Prepress Consulting
IT-Management, Media Application Services, Technical Systems for printing plants
Thomas Behmüller, Managing Director Egon Thomsen, Color Management Support
Senior Manager Research & Development
Oliver Böhm, MOHN Media - Mohndruck GmbH, Gütersloh, Department MAT, Prepress technology team.
Area of research: Electronic publishing and advanced communication systems; ICC co-founder.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Brües
University of Wuppertal
Fachbereich 5 - Advanced Communication Systems Laboratory
42119 Wuppertal, Germany
Email Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Brües
Deputy Managing Director, responsable for technology (process standardization, colormanagement) and production management of catalogues.
Springer & Jacoby Digital GmbH & Co. KG is in charge of the print production management and the prepress of the print advertising of Springer & Jacoby.
Technical director & team manager pre-press workflow, database and software development.
WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organisation of the world¹s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. The organisation was created by the merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organisation for the news publishing industry.
Olaf Drümmer ist Managing Director at callas software gmbh. He is well known internationally as an expert for the use of PDF in prepress. Especially during his recent work on optimizing digital processes in print publishing, identifying strategies in implementing real world color management and implementing according tools and solutions has become a major focus for him.
callas software has beend founded in January 1995 and employs a staff of over 20. callas software develops tools and solutions for PDF/Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.
Manager Ad Production Service 4C plus
Swiss Center of Competence for Media and Printing Technology
Ugra is developing and selling tools for process control.
In Ugra`s laboratories, which are audited according to ISO 17025, Examinations, Certifications, Project Contracts and Expert's Assessments on printing materials and processes are conducted.
Ugra organizes Seminars, Workshops and Conferences.
Responsible for research and development. Working in the graphic arts trade since 1998, fields of interest are prepress workflow, press standardisation, training, software development.
Elie KHOURY is the founder and managing director of ALWAN COLOR EXPERTISE, a leading european engineering, implementation and training company excusively dedicated to color management. He is consultant to several OEMs for Europe and his company has integrated ICC based color management in more than thirty European and international newspapers, magazines, catalogues and packaging companies. The unique benefit of ALWAN COLOR EXPERTISE resides in its commitment to put its scientific background at the service of a more accessible, affordable and efficient practice of color management for the greater benefit of its clients and their products.
After installing and teaching major PrePress Tools for the austrian market like Helios File and Print Servers, PDF Workflows based on technology from callas, enfocus and ac&c hsh, and programming custom workflow's for native file-formats based on technology from MarkzWare® and managing a prepress and digital print department for a very innovative austrian printer (gugler cross media*), Peter Kleinheider is now working as manager prepress and print tool at callas software. He is also working actively in ISO TC 130 WG 2 and 3 (printing standardization, PDF/X) and is Co-Chair of the Color Management Subcommittee of the Ghent PDF Workgroup.
Inpetto - Peter Kleinheider
PrePress Consultant & Workflow Programming
St. Pöltnerstr. 26
Email Peter Kleinheider
Karl Koch has experience in all fields of the Graphic Arts since 1989. He has assisted in the design of Color Management systems from the early beginnings in 1993. Since 1997 he has concentrated exclusively on color management.
Colormanagement user from the beginning one of the initiators of the ECI. From October 1999 onward responsible at Gretag-Macbeth as Program Manager Color Management for color management software and hardware products for the creative and prepress markets. Currently Market Manager Photo, Design, PrePress at X-Rite.
Tobias joined X-Rite in 2008. His responsibilities include product management for many of X-Rite’s color management software and hardware solutions. Tobias comes to X-Rite from the Hochschule der Medien, where he was a research engineer focused on future development of printing-related ISO standards within the AIPS (Advanced International Printing Standards) project. For several years, Tobias owned his own training and consulting business and was an academic advisor for students at Stuttgart Media University. Tobias is a graduate from Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Germany, and is pursuing his PhD from the London College of Communication (LCC) at the London University of the Arts.
Product Manager PrePress Solutions and InkFormulation
CH-8105 Regensdorf Switzerland
Web Site: www.xrite.com
Senior Consultant Prepress/Premedia, [NB Technical Standardization] + Research Department
Bundesverband Druck und Medien is the head organisation of the employer and trade federations of the German printing and media industries. The members of bvdm are 12 regional associations (Landesverbände). These offer services directly to some 6,000 individual members including printing companies (offset, gravure, letterpress, screen, flexography, and more), prepress and premedia companies, and print finishing/bookbinding companies.
The bvdm is charged with protecting, maintaining, supporting and representing the common interests of the German printing and media industries at home and abroad. Activities are directed towards all relevant employers and cover professional, economic and technical topics.
Bundesverband Druck und Medien E.V. (bvdm)
(German Printing and Media Industries Federation)
Biebricher Allee 79
Postfach 18 69
Email Karl Michael Meinecke
Klaus-Hermann Otto, Technical Manager for Color Management / Digital Support
Vladimir Gajic, Color Management / Digitalproof
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Renate Rewer: Responsible for colormanagement and workflow
Jörg Rewer: Responsible for Technology Management
Laudert is an efficient and experienced media services company with 150 employees. Our customers in Germany as well as other European countries are agencies, mailorder companies, publishing houses and printers.
Since January 2000 at Bauer Produktions KG / Publishing Support Center responsible for quality and color management.
The PSC is a central service provider supporting the whole publishing company worldwide. As one part of the Heinrich Bauer Produktions KG the center assumes for most technical concerns relevant and essential for publishing our magazines. The Bauer Verlagsgruppe is publisher of over 120 magazines in 13 countries, working with a staff of near 4.500 people in Germany and about 2.000 in other languages.
Bauer Produktions KG
Email Wolfgang Rieckmann
Product Manager SilverFast
Prepress Manager, Prinovis Nürnberg
After 16 years of presiding Springer & Jacoby Digital as CEO he is now the owner and CEO of MSP MediaServiceProviding GmbH. MSP deals with the central distribution of censhare (publication system), a product of the company Coware. Moreover, MSP's portfolio contains Agency and Corporate consulting, the distribution of further various software products as well as the provision of services for advertising agencies in the areas: IT, print production, workflow- and process-monitoring.
Email Henrik Schmidt
Maren Schmidt, Customer consulting
With more than 400 employees, redblue is one of the leading addresses for trade marketing throughout Europe. We not only cover classical agency services such as strategic and conceptual consulting for marketing and communication. Furthermore, we are one of Germany's largest advertising productions and one of the media agencies with the highest number of bookings. We act as international information platform for brand management and serve as center for advanced training and further education.
'Freeconsultants' , management consultants supported by Rainer Schoeppy
My work is concentrated on the analysis and optimizing of workflows in graphic arts/print business as well as quality management of processes and their communication. My activities include personnel coaching, cost saving management, automation and consulting.
Andre Schützenhofer is responsible for the conceptual combination of media-production and consulting services with main focus on consulting and communication.
Service and aim of the company is promoting and realising the active dialog between the partners involved in media-production and workflow.
Manager responsible for connecting new media products with classical advertising, consulting, transacting print production with a focus on workflow, conducting workshops and seminars.
Pepperzak Brand GmbH is a 100% owned subsidiary of Pepperzak AG. Further subsidiaries are Pepperzak Systems GmbH (IT consulting and software development), Pepperzak Multimedia GmbH (conception and development of new media products online and offline), and Pepperzak Content GmbH (online editorial, content development and syndication).
Dietmar Wueller studied photographic sciences from 1987 to 1992 at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne (Germany). Studies were followed by scientific work in the area of Light- and Colour-measurement at the Institute for Light and Building Technique in Cologne and work in a prepress Company. In 1995 he opened a training an testing centre for digital image processing. Since 1997 Dietmar Wueller has been testing digital cameras and scanners for german magazines and manufacturers. He became the german representative for ISO TC42 WG18 in summer 2000.
Darrian Young is the founder of Color & Image Consulting, and has been working in the field of color management for several years. He is especially involved in the integration of digital photography with prepress and the printing industry.
C & I Consulting provides consulting and training services for the optimization, standardization, and implementation of color-managed workflows, as well as automated image enhancement.