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RIT School of Print Media Unveils Gravure Research Library, April 5

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s internationally recognized School of Print Media will celebrate Gravure Day, April 5, to promote awareness among students of gravure printing and packaging industries and to explore research and career opportunities. The highlight event is the grand opening of the new gravure research library, an invaluable resource for students and faculty studying about gravure-related technologies. The official ribbon cutting will be at 9 a.m. in Room 1294 of the Frank E. Gannett Building. To support the library, Gravure Association of America (GAA) and Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) have donated their library collections to RIT. Among the collections are proceedings from Gravure Research Institute (GRI), Gravure Technical Association (GTA), Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) and Technical Association of Paper and Pulp Industries. The 1918 edition of the New York Times Sunday supplement, printed by rotogravure, is also included. The collection will be catalogued and become part of the RIT electronic online database. Presentations will be also given throughout the day from experts in the gravure printing industry. Among the speakers are Laura Wayland-Smith Hatch, executive director of the Gravure Education Foundation; Walter Siegenthaler, executive vice president, Max Daetwyler Corp.; Rodrigo Sosa, principal engineer, Armstrong World Industries; and Walter Vail, president, St. Mary’s Paper. Gravure Day activities are free and open to the public. To learn more about the day’s events, visit www.rit.edu/~gravure.