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Cal Poly to present 2011 International Printing Week this month

Jan 5, 2011 12:00 AM

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Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department has announced the lineup for its 2011 International Printing Week, set for Jan. 25-28. The theme of the  event is “Graphic Communication – The Production of Knowledge.” The program will include seminars by industry leaders, laboratory dedications, demonstrations, a career fair, a banquet and the department’s winter advisory board meeting. All seminars and demonstrations are conducted on campus. Industry members are invited to attend the seminars.

“This event, celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s birthday and his great contributions to our profession, is an annual highlight at Cal Poly,” says Harvey Levenson, head of the Graphic Communication Department. “It is a time for our students and guests to hear from some of our industry’s leaders on issues of management, technology and trends. It is also an opportunity to honor companies and individuals that have supported graphic communication education at Cal Poly over the past year. This event is a gift to our industry and supporters and all those responsible for the production of knowledge through graphic communication technology innovation and application.”

Tuesday, Jan 25 – Design Reproduction Technology and Packaging Day: Speakers on design technology for print and websites and on packaging technologies including printable electronics, conventionally and digitally produced labels and packages, designing and packaging for sustainable practices.

Wednesday, Jan. 26 – Morning: Gravure Day, with speakers on publication, packaging and specialty gravure products; technical applications; management issues related to lean manufacturing and costs; and predicting the future of printing. Includes presentations by Flint, Quad/Graphics, QuadTech and RR Donnelley. Afternoon: Technology, featuring Quick Response Codes (QR) with Goss International; and other tech topics.

Thursday, Jan. 27 – Dedication Day, featuring Dow Jones, Manugraph DGM, Baldwin Technologies for web press upgrade; EskoArtwork for software Kongsberg iCut; FujiFilm for consumables; Heidelberg for Polar JDF compliant Polar Cutter; Hewlett Packard for Indigo ws4000 web press; Kodak for consumables; Goss International for GossRSVP QR licenses, and Xanté for Ilumina Digital Production Press. A banquet at 6 p.m. includes scholarship plaque presentations with Terry Bell, George Prue and Paul Kissel; and speaker Frank Romano, an industry leader and RIT professor emeritus. Cost is $75.

Friday, Jan 28 – Career Day, with company exhibits from 9 a.m. to noon and interviews from 1 to 5 p.m. for full-time employment or internships. Visit  for additional information. A Graphic Communication Department Advisory Board meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

More details are available from the Graphic Communication Department: For general information, contact Department Head Harvey Levenson at 805-756-6151 or; Jan. 27 banquet, Andrea Nash at 805-756-1108 or; career day, Lyndee Sing at 805-756-2645 or, Brian Lawler at 805-756-1107 or or Alexis White at 805-756-1108 or