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1 Robert Chung Gravure Research Professor RIT Gravure Day Rochester, New York, March 24, 2009 Gravure@RIT Update

2 Introduction  Gravure Research Professorship  Appointed by Dean Joan Stone in Feb. 2004  Serving the second three-year term  Goals & Objectives  Enhance gravure curriculum  Further research agenda  Heighten gravure career awareness  Purpose of the presentation  Annual update, inform, and exchange ideas

3 Gravure @RIT

4 Accomplishments in 2008-9  Gravure curriculum  2081-386 Gravure Process  3-credit undergraduate elective course  2081-786 Gravure Process  4-credit graduate elective course  Offered every spring quarter  Gravure Day as course contents  Gravure industry field trip to support curriculum

5 Accomplishments in 2008-9  H. Howard Flint Gravure Research Library (GRL)  Internet searchable collection via http://library.rit.edu/  Physical volume added in 2007-8: 34  Total physical volume: 874  Space utilization  Support homework assignments in ‘Gravure Process’ course  Frequently used for small group seminars

6 H. Howard Flint GRL  GRL Volumes – from 2005 to date

7 Accomplishments in 2008-9  GEF grant: $4,400  GEF scholarships: 3,700

8 Accomplishments in 2008-9  Gravure research agenda  Apply process control and color management to vitalize gravure  Published Test Targets 8.0  A collaborative effort of RIT faculty, staff, and students to apply scientific method to color management and process control  Distributed at the GAA Premedia conference  January 19-20, 2009, Naples, FL

9 Accomplishments in 2008-9  Seven papers/articles published 1. “A Study of Ink Trapping and Ink Trapping Ratio,” co-authored with Fred Hsu, Test Targets 8.0, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008, pp. 33-39 2. “Tone and Color Analysis,” Reflections on Blended Learning: Rethinking the Classroom, edited by Michael Starenko, Online Learning, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008, pp. 166-167 3. “Teaching Online and On-campus Students,” Visual Communications Journal, International Graphic Arts Education Association, Fall 2008, pp. 27-32

10 Seven papers/articles published (con’t) 4. “Predictability of Spot Color Overprints,” co- authored with Michael Riordan and Sri Prakhya, Proceedings of the 35th IARIGAI Research Conference, Advances in Color Reproduction, Valencia, Spain, 2008, pp. 373-380 5. “Factors Impacting the Evaluation of Printer Profile Accuracy,” TAGA Journal, Vol. 4, Swansea Printing Technology, Ltd., 2008, pp. 206-218

11 Seven papers/articles published (con’t) 6. “Assessing Color Measurement Variation,” co- authored with Wuhui Liu, Gravure, April 2008, pp. 44-49 7. “Predicting Pictorial Color Image Match,” co- authored with Wuhui Liu, TAGA Proceedings, 2008, pp. 111-116

12 Accomplishments in 2008-9  Gravure industry collaboration  GAA Gravure Packaging Color Standards Finalizing a case study with PCA and SmartColour on specifying and producing color in gravure packaging printing  PLGA Gravure Image Specifications Contributing to a handbook regarding image creation to image reproduction in the gravure printing Survey of Gravure Sustainability in Packaging Printing In collaboration with GAA, PLGA, and ERA

13 Accomplishments in 2008-9  2008 Gravure Day on March 25, 2008  cias.rit.edu/~gravure/gravure/events.html#gravure2008

14 Looking Ahead  Research, publishing, and writing  Test Targets 9.0  Writing for Gravure magazine  Conference presentations  GAA Premedia conf., Jan 19-20, ‘09; Naples, FL  Process Improvement and Color Management  TAGA conf., March 15-18, ‘09, New Orleans, LA  Weight-based Ink Trapping Assessment  GAA Sustainability and Process Control seminar, June 10-12, 2009, RIT, Rochester, NY  S urvey of Gravure Sustainability in Packaging Printing

15 Conclusions  The Gravure Research Professor is the conduit between university education and the gravure industry.  Teaching and enhancing gravure curriculum  Bringing career awareness in the gravure industry to students  Offering scholarships  Advancing gravure imaging competitiveness through research, publishing, and industry collaboration.

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