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RIT offers free webinars to address challenges and changes in printing industry

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Rochester Institute of Technology is offering a series of free Webinars in various imaging disciplines. Faculty, technical staff and alumni from RIT's School of Print Media and RIT's Printing Applications Laboratory will share their expertise in such areas as assessing color measurement instrument capability, color agreement, and digital printing.

The following is the complete list of Webinars:

Assessing Color Measurement Instrument Capability
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2-3 p.m. EST
Speaker: Robert Chung, Gravure Research Professor in RIT's School of Print Media
Color management depends on printing process control. Printing process control begins with color measurement. This beginner-level webinar will define a number of important concepts (e.g., calibration, calibration reference materials, tristimulus integration, colorimetric parameters accuracy, precision, reproducibility, and inter-instrument agreement) and elaborate on these concepts with process control examples in the graphic arts. Participants will become more knowledgeable when using spectrocolorimeters for press/proofer profiling and printing process control.
Chung, a professor in RIT's School of Print Media, teaches technical courses in process control and color management, and has published more than 60 technical papers.

Color Agreement between Packaging Printing and Proofing
Thursday, March 11, 2-3 p.m. EST
Speaker: Robert Chung, Gravure Research Professor in RIT's School of Print Media
This intermediate-level webinar will cover the findings from a case study conducted at RIT with collaboration from Packaging Corporation of America, SmartColour, and the Gravure Association of America, regarding color match of packaging graphics between digital proofs and gravure prints. Chung will discuss the processes and technologies used to develop a method for comparing the color match, as well as the key findings that resulted from the case study.

History and Development of Digital Printing Technologies
Friday, April 2, 2-3 p.m. EST
Speaker: Howard Vogl, professor in RIT's School of Print Media
Digital printing is considered to be a recent development. However, the development of digital printing can be traced to numerous discoveries, some of which are more than a century old. This beginner-level webinar will examine important historic events that led to the development of several common digital printing technologies as well as discuss the basics of these technologies.
Vogl has experience in commercial, newspaper and digital printing operations, including work as the prepress and production manager for the regional operations of USA Today. At RIT, he teaches conventional and digital printing technologies and database publishing.