Grand Format

Sessions are open to all attendees. Grand Format classes are especially relevant for anyone in the grand format industry, whether you are on the business or operations side, or anyone looking to enter the grand format industry.

Upcoming Sessions



4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Osceola 1-3

Grand Format Meet and Greet

HP Scitex owners get together to meet their peers and discuss new ideas and challenges that they face.



9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Featured Session: Dscoop and HP Scitex, A Valuable Partnership

Panelists: Yariv Avisar, Todd Cromwell, Chris Morgan and David Murphy, HP; Jim Blee, Graphic Tech; Mike Duggal, Duggal Visual Solutions; Curt Carpenter, BP Graphics

A panel of HP executives and Dscoop members discusses what they see happening in the grand format industry and upcoming business trends. Don’t miss hearing about the plans to support Dscoop members in 2011 as this valuable partnership kicks into fast forward.


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


The Inspiring World of Wide Format

Marcus Timson, FESPA; J.R. Kraft,

Explore the changes, opportunities and innovation in wide-format digital print production while discovering how wide-format graphic production is integrated into cross-media campaigns deployed by brands. Hear findings from research conducted with the FESPA community of 100,000 print service providers in addition to a case study of showing astronomical growth in wide-format through disruptive innovation.


3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


Pricing and Job Estimation in Complex Printing Environments

Haim David Duek, HP

Learn how to use a comprehensive methodology to ascertain your real costs, make the right production decisions, and achieve maximum flexibility in pricing, resulting in optimal profitability with HP SmartPlanner.


4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Color Management for Grand Format Printing

Marc Welch, GMG Americas

Discuss current practices used to predict, control and reliably manage color reproduction in high quality environments. Topics include issues and solutions for best practices in achieving color consistency between different printer models, RIPs/front ends, ink types and substrates, as well as matching with other printing processes such as HP Indigo high-speed digital and conventional offset and screen printing methods.



8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Automated Digital Finishing

Blaine MacMillan, Cowan Imaging Group; Bill Hartman, EskoArtwork; Werner Waden, Colex Imaging Inc.; Valter Maddalon, Fotoba Intl.; Pete Alsten, Zund America Inc.

Learn about the latest finishing technology in the grand format marketplace and how to apply it to your day-to-day operations. Streamline your supply process through design and innovative cutting solutions and find out the latest in contour and XY cutting technology.


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


HP Graphic Arts Business Service Offerings

Boris Bel, HP

One of the most critical aspects of your business is your uptime. So what is new in the world of HP Services and how can they help your business? Bel shares what is happening with the Graphic Arts Business Service offerings in the coming year.


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Sales Compensation: Structure and Survey Results

Mike McMenimen, McMenimen & Associates Inc.

Hear from an industry professional who tracks sales compensation for the graphic arts industry. Learn the pros and cons of different compensation platforms, from pure commission to percentage of net profits. Does your compensation system align with your business strategy and culture?


2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Vision of Workflow and Automation

Eviatar Halevi, HP R&D

Hear HP’s vision for where workflow and automation will be in the future and how to get there. Includes panelists from HP Solutions and EskoArtwork who will share a customer success story.


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Emerging Applications with HP Latex Printing Technologies

Tomas Martin, HP

Have you noticed the growth in out-of-home advertising? More and more marketers are looking at innovative ways of decorating stores, public spaces and even cars. The possibilities are endless, and it has never been easier with the new Latex inks. Whether you are thinking of adding large-format offerings or have been in the signage business for awhile, Latex pages are growing 50 percent quarter after quarter and it’s time to react.


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