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

2 Introduction  Gravure Research Professorship  Appointed by Dean Joan Stone in Feb  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

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4 Accomplishments in  Gravure curriculum  Gravure Process  3-credit undergraduate elective course  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  H. Howard Flint Gravure Research Library (GRL)  Internet searchable collection via  Physical volume added in : 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  GEF grant: $4,400  GEF scholarships: 3,700

8 Accomplishments in  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  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 “Tone and Color Analysis,” Reflections on Blended Learning: Rethinking the Classroom, edited by Michael Starenko, Online Learning, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008, pp “Teaching Online and On-campus Students,” Visual Communications Journal, International Graphic Arts Education Association, Fall 2008, pp

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 “Factors Impacting the Evaluation of Printer Profile Accuracy,” TAGA Journal, Vol. 4, Swansea Printing Technology, Ltd., 2008, pp

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

12 Accomplishments in  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 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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