White Stone, VA, June 2001—The Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry has announced the winner of its 2001 Student Technical Paper competition. Patrik Wander, a graduate student at the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungl Tekniska Högskolan) Media Technology and Graphic Arts College in Stockholm, Sweden, received travel expenses and the $1000 scholarship awarded annually by the R&E Council, for his paper, entitled Circulation, Printing Method and Distribution. Wander’s paper—which correlated run length, printing method, and distribution—demonstrated that in the printing industry, as elsewhere, time, quality and price relationships influence manufacturing method and process. Wander presented his paper at the recent R&E Council Annual Critical Trends Conference, held May 3-4 in Baltimore, Maryland. A copy of the winning paper may be downloaded at www.recouncil.org.
In announcing the award, R&E Council managing director Ronald L. Mihills commented: "The Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry seeks to encourage students interested in printing and graphic arts, by conducting the annual Student Paper competition. Each year the R&E Council hears the winning paper at our Annual Critical Trends Conference and each year we are gratified to witness the talent which the industry continues to attract. This is the second year running that the competition has been awarded to a student of the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology.
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