Presstek and Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Honor Robert Howard
Press release from the issuing company
Hudson, NH Presstek, Inc., the leading developer of
thermal direct imaging and printing plate technologies for the printing and
graphic arts industries, together with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
(GATF), today honors Robert Howard, Presstek’s founder and former member of
the Board, at the dedication of the GATF Robert Howard Center for Imaging
Established April 1995, the CIE serves as both a hands-on electronic
pre-production training facility and the in-house prepress department for
GATF. As a training center, the CIE offers students exposure to a full
spectrum of production equipment and techniques, including the latest
digital workflow solutions as well as traditional methodologies. As a
production department, the CIE is a working model of a modern prepress
Presstek’s $100,000 contribution, given in Mr. Howard’s name, will be used
to update GATF’s CIE with the latest prepress technologies. Presstek is also
installing its new Dimension CTP system.
Robert Hallman, Presstek CEO, is presenting at today's ceremony. Says
Hallman, “Robert Howard shaped the industry, when his dream of making the
printing press a computer peripheral came true. Thanks to Bob’s vision,
direct imaging is now widely accepted throughout the industry. We are
pleased to recognize his efforts through our support of GATF and the Robert
Howard Center for Imaging Excellence.
"GATF is happy to recognize Bob Howard's leadership role in advancing
digital imaging technology for the printing and publishing industry," says
George Ryan, President of GATF.
As well as founding Presstek and several other ventures, Mr. Howard is
associated with the development of the dot matrix printer, the laser
printer, and digital printing. Robert Howard was a Presstek Board member
from September 1987 to December 1, 2000 and was Chairman of the Board from
June 1988 to September 1998. He served as president and treasurer of the
company from October 1987 to June 1988. Mr. Howard was the
recipient of the 1998 Rochester Institute of Technology Cary Award for his
technological innovation, adherence to the highest standard of quality and
meaningful advancement of the graphic arts and related industries. He has
also received the Albert Einstein Technology Medal from the Jerusalem Fund
of Aish HaTorah.
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