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Cal Poly and Goss Team Up to Offer Program to Advance Newspaper Production

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November 12, 2004, San Luis Obispo, Calif. -- The Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (GrCI) and Goss International today announce the creation of a new educational effort focused on the needs of the newspaper industry. The major component of this effort will be an intensive, five-day hands-on workshop of unprecedented depth, spanning the prepress and pressroom issues associated with newspaper publishing. The workshop will be offered February 7-11, June 6-10, and October 3-7 of 2005. This major Goss/Cal Poly program will be conducted on the campus of California Polytechnic State University, utilizing Cal Poly's Goss International Web Printing Laboratory for in-depth training on presses and the latest in prepress computer hardware and software. 3 Highly Focused Newspaper Tracks Attendees may choose to participate in this week-long program by registering for any one of the three available tracks: - The Goss/Cal Poly Newspaper Prepress track runs Monday through Wednesday. - The Goss/Cal Poly Newspaper Pressroom track runs Wednesday through Friday. - Those who desire comprehensive training on all aspects of the publishing process may attend the Goss/Cal Poly Newspaper Publishing track, which spans Monday through Friday and includes both prepress and press topics. Laboratory sessions will include the creation and production of an actual newspaper, offering extensive hands-on sessions with digital prepress applications and computer-to-plate imaging; and then concluding with set-up and operation of Cal Poly's Goss Community four-high web press. These interactive sessions will be supported by classroom instruction to explain how traditional and digital technologies should be used for efficient and cost-effective newspaper production. Hal Hinderliter, director of the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly, says, "This educational program will deliver significant value to Goss International's customers and future customers through high-quality training reinforced with many hands-on, practical exercises. The GrCI is an ideal partner for Goss in this venture, as we can deliver the best combination of content and lab facilities available anywhere." Peter Farmer, Goss International’s Director of Training and Technical Publications, notes, "Goss International is excited to co-sponsor this new effort in partnership with the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly. We are well aware of Cal Poly's leadership in graphic arts education on the West Coast, and feel that combining our expertise in offset press training with the Institute's prepress and workflow knowledge will greatly benefit participants." Goss/Cal Poly Newspaper Workshop Schedule & Registration The Goss/Cal Poly Newspaper workshops will join the new GrCI 2005 Workshop Schedule, which repeats a roster of 16 workshops every 17 weeks (3 times per year). Dates for the Goss workshops in 2005 are February 7-11, June 6-10, and October 3-7. Instructors for the workshops will include a pressroom specialist from Goss as well as Cal Poly instructors. Each participant will receive a binder containing a printed version of the presentation materials as well as additional supplementary information. The cost of the workshops is $729 for the three-day sessions and $1,199 for the five-day program. Cost includes all workshop materials, lunches, and refreshments during breaks. Registration is provided by Cal Poly's Continuing Education Department, which offers online credit card registration as well as "live " registrars to handle sign-ups by phone, fax and mail. More information on the Goss/Cal Poly Newspaper Workshops and the registration process is available at the GrCI website (http://grci.calpoly.edu). Harvey Levenson, head of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication department, says, "At Cal Poly, we are committed to advancing the newspaper industry by providing education and training that keeps newspaper printers and publishers at the forefront of technology. Through this partnership with Goss International, we will be providing the newspaper industry with unique knowledge and tools needed to improve quality and productivity, while reducing the cost of production."