Software will be used for classroom instruction and research projects
Hingham, MA – GMG, the leading developer of high-end color management solutions, announces that it has installed color management software at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as part of the curriculum for classroom studies, and for research projects. In addition, GMG will provide product training and media.
The graphic media science and technology department of the RIT College of Engineering Technology prepares students to excel in graphic media and communications, and to serve a broad range of industries in need of innovative thinkers and creative leaders. Through multimedia approaches, students learn to create moving graphic experiences, and are prepared to earn rewarding careers at the intersection of technology, design, and business.
Through a hands-on curriculum, students learn to create and manage innovative, cross-media applications, challenge creative barriers, and break into today’s interactive graphic media industry. Students learn by doing, and bring graphic projects from concept through inception and delivery.
The effort involving GMG color management solutions will be overseen by Bilge Nazli Altay, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology within the College of Engineering Technology at RIT. Coordinating the efforts from GMG Americas are Birgit Plautz, manager technical services and Scott Ogrisek, director of sales, Northeastern US.
GMG ColorProof will be available immediately in courses that serve undergraduate—as well as graduate—students. While many are enrolled in the graphic media science and technology department, students involved in packaging science and industrial design will also participate. Most will be focused on package printing using gravure and flexographic processes. At first, GMG ColorProof will be operated to proof label and packaging designs before they are produced on the department’s six-color flexo press, to understand the predictability of color. In the future, following a learning curve with GMG ColorProof, other GMG products such as GMG ColorServer—and its ink optimization capabilities—will be installed, as well. These products will likely end up in classes more focused specifically on color management.
“At the moment—this semester and next—we will be using GMG ColorProof to demonstrate basic approaches to proofing. This semester one of the courses focuses on label design. Students can proof their designs and check for color accuracy, particularly as they see how special colors are replicated in CMYK or expanded gamut,” explains Dr. Altay. “However, the more our faculty and staff work with GMG ColorProof and other GMG color management tools, the more we will teach.”
“GMG Americas is pleased to support students’ efforts at Rochester Institute of Technology and assist in research programs,” comments Plautz. “We believe it’s an invaluable opportunity to demonstrate how impactful color management is in the ultimate quality—and cost efficiencies—of print production. We look forward to working with the future generation of print executives.”