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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 Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) will be presenting a teachers' conference in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO, which are being held September 27-29 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Sewickley, Pa., updated its guide, "Computer-to-Plate: Automating the Printing Industry," to reflect changes in technology.
Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has released the latest economics and market research reports--Looking Forward: What's Next for the Economy and Print Markets in 2008-2009 and Expanding the Print Market Space: Printers' Diversification into Ancillary Services--to help printers as they face an uncertain economic future.
Four label converters in the USA have been honored with Best Workplaces in America awards, presented annually by Printing Industries of America and Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF).
Graphic Arts Information Network, a service of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) www.gain.org
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation 2002 National Environmental Health & Safety Conference for the Graphic Communications Industries
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