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CalPoly Students Create Book about Printing Pioneer Michael Bruno

Published on March 24, 2017

Frank’s class at Cal Poly produced a 300-page book on the life and work of printing pioneer Michael Bruno. Mike was one of the major researchers who made offset lithography a viable process.

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By Eric Neumann on Mar 24, 2017

Frank and Gary, thanks for taking the time, love, and care to honor Mike Bruno. Mike, of course was also the founder of TAGA - the technical association of the graphic arts and when I was on the board or directors of that organization pushed to rename the TAGA Honors award to honor TAGA's founder and father now known as the TAGA Michael H Bruno Award (http://www.printing.org/brunoaward). I was lucky enough to meet and get to know Mike (and his wife Gilda) as a student TAGA member -- they both believed in and worked tirelessly to support students in our industry. Mike is a personal inspiration for me and I am proud that I get to say part of my own history in this industry includes meeting and knowing the great Michael H Bruno.


By HARVEY LEVENSON on Mar 24, 2017

Thank you Frank Romano, Gary Field, and those great Cal Poly students for bringing this book to fruition. Thank you Gianna Pietravalle, Eric Steinbach, and Joel Quadracci of Quad/Graphics for contributing the printing of this seminal work.

I was privileged to write the preface in which I identified Mike Bruno as “The Philosopher King of Printing.” Indeed he was! I recommend that anyone having a passion for our industry, the printing industry, acquire a copy of this book. You will learn a lot about the development and growth of lithography, and about an important person behind it.

Harvey R. Levenson
Professor Emeritus
Cal Poly


By Joe Webb on Mar 27, 2017

I only met Mike once -- Graph Expo 96 in Philly -- on a hotel bus to the show. He was kind and generous to me as we had a wonderful conversation. I used to enjoy his newsletter (What's News(s) in Graphic Communications) and his annual industry summary and outlook. Both influenced me in my writing and my research.


By David Avery on Mar 27, 2017

Ordering information?


By Eric Vessels on Mar 29, 2017

@David, I'm getting word it is in the process of being added to Amazon and should be available in the next couple weeks on there.


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