Breaking Waves Newsletter - Summer 2016

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Patent Protection For Graphic Arts Webinar

JULY 14, 2016

What is a Patent Troll? Join Dr. Harvey R. Levenson, Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly, on July 14 to learn about the growing nemesis facing the graphic communication industry that all printing companies and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are vulnerable to: Patent trolls.
Part of the Enfocus Virtual Safari, July 11 - 15 


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Color Management & Press Optimization Workshop

AUGUST 22 - 23, 2016

Join us for our first ever GrCI workshop presented in Spanish and English. This workshop is for operational personnel wanting to learn the fundamentals of color management. Featuring instructor Fabian Ruiz, Director for the Printing Industries of America in Latin America.


Idealliance G7 Master Seal

G7 Expert/Professional Training Español

AUGUST 24 - 26, 2016

Hosted by the GrCI at Cal Poly, this G7 Expert / Professional Training Program will teach you how to apply the G7 calibration and process control theory to any type of printing process (bilingual presentation).


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GRAPH EXPO 2016 Seminar Program

SEPTEMBER 25 - 28, 2016

The GrCI once again developed the seminar line-up for GRAPH EXPO on September 25 - 28 in Orlando! Choose from a selection of over 40 seminars to find solutions to your challenges, learn new technology and trends, and hone your competitive edge!



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New GrCI Published Works by Gary G. Field

Halftoning Strategies for Color Printing explains how the "magic" of color printing depends upon the critical decisions made at the halftone micro structure level.

The Color Printing Revolution: Productivity! Creativity! Quality! tells the story of the modern color printing era from its birth in the 1890s to today.

Color Quality: A Judgment Skill


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Another Giant Leap – NASA / JPL & GrCI Collaboration Continues

The nation's leading robotic space exploration institution came to the GrCI, for assistance in optimizing the effectiveness of its website development practices for communicating scientific, technical, and educational outreach information internally, nationally, and around the world.



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Graphic Communication Literature Search Services

Through the newly established Raymond J. Prince Graphic Arts Collection, the largest graphic arts library collection in the world, the GrCI is now offering literature searches for industry and education.



Story ImageSave the Date for GrC Alumni Homecoming Weekend

October 21 - 22, 2016

Are you a Graphic Communication Alum? The Department is celebrating a 70th anniversary with several events during Homecoming Weekend, October 21-22. Update your contact information to be sure you get future emails from the GrC Alumni Chapter about these events. More information and registration details will be sent out this summer. For questions please contact Emily Palmer, GrC Alumni Chapter President.

NewsletterThe Graphic Communication Institute is an education/industry-grown initiative, brought forward by Cal Poly in 2001, and further developed through long-standing relationships and new collaborations with industry supporters. The GrCI’s aim is to bridge the gap between industry and our resources here at Cal Poly, via workshops and training programs, laboratory testing, research and consulting. We even assist with recruiting efforts, connecting students and graduates with employers looking for talented young professionals ready to make an impact on our changing industry.

Thank you for your interest, support, and valuable time reading our Breaking Waves newsletter. If you have a specific need or idea on how the GrCI can serve you or our industry, please let me know!

Lyndee Sing
Director, Graphic Communication Institute


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