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GATF

(Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Sewickley, PA, www.gain.net) A membership organization for the printing and graphics arts industries. Founded in 1924 as the Lithographic Technical Foundation, GATF supports offset lithography and other mechanical press technologies as well as the digital printing industry. GATF publishes its own books and provides consulting services and hands-on training. In 1999, it merged with the Printing Industries of America (PIA) association, which was founded in 1887. The combined website is known as the Graphic Arts Information Network (GAIN), a portal to the graphics arts industry.
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The Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research and technical information.
The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation has sponsored the InterTech Technology Awards as a service to the graphic communications industry since 1978.
The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, CIP4 (formerly CIP3), and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation have signed on as conference co-hosts.
The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and the Printing Industries of America (PTA) announced the next generation web portal providing printing and graphic arts information via the Internet.
It was developed by a coalition of companies (including Agfa, Flint Ink, US Ink, USA Today, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal) and industry associations (including Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, the Newspaper Association of America, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, and the Web Printing Association).
He is the former chairman of the advisory committee of New York University's Center for Graphic Arts Management and Technology, a former member of the board of directors of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF), and a former member of the National Printing Equipment Association (NPES) Board of Directors.
Pira International (Pira-UK), the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF-US), the IBFI (US), and the Check Payment Systems Association (CPSA-US), have joined together to co-sponsor the Document Counterfeiting Protection Conference, to be held March 16/17, 2000, in Orlando, FL.
The winners include Project 2000 at Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University; The National Association for Printing Leadership's (NAPL) Carl Didde WorkPLACE(R) Program; the GRAPHIC COMM CENTRAL Project (GCC), Technology Education Program, Virginia Tech; and The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF).
The NEXPRESS 2100 press is known for its outstanding images, consistency and reliability, winning the 2002 Graphic Arts Technical Foundation InterTech Technology Award, and the Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories Best of 2003 Award.
John Stack from the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) followed these talks with UV coating troubleshooting.
In 1998, Polaroid became the only company ever to win three Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) InterTech Technology Awards in two years.
Slife will also serve on the board of directors of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) as the two organizations work towards consolidation.
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