Industry Leaders to Talk July 6-8 at Cal Poly Graphic Communication Conference
Three industry leaders will present keynote talks at the graphic communication International Conference to be held July 6-8 at Cal Poly.
Speakers include: Gary Field, Cal Poly professor emeritus and leading authority on color reproduction; Kevin Clegg, president of Americhip; and Dov Isaacs, Adobe Systems principal scientist.
Field will speak on “Color Printing: Evolution and Revolution” at 9 a.m. Monday, July 6. He will examine the significance of offset lithography as the disruptor to letterpress and the influence it has had on the way society perceives information displayed through printed media. Additionally, the talk will showcase the Raymond J. Prince Graphic Arts Collection, which Field helped archive and display at Cal Poly.
During his career, Field worked as a color separator and printing technologist at a number of companies in Australia and England and was appointed supervisor of GATF’s Color and Photography Research Division. He taught and conducted research in color quality-related topics at Carnegie Mellon University and Cal Poly.
Field’s research includes work on split-filter color correction strategy, color printing standards, color systems engineering, ink trap evaluation, press color sequence optimization, and color characterization test image development. He has written more than 80 articles and books, including “Color Printing Excellence,” “Color and Its Reproduction,” “Color Essentials,” and “The Field Guide to Color Reproduction.”
He holds both the Fellowship and Insignia Award in Technology from the City and Guilds of London Institute and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He also earned senior imaging scientist certification from the Royal Photographic Society.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, Clegg will discuss how Americhip has stayed relevant by incorporating technology into traditional marketing segments in his talk, titled “Staying Relevant Through Innovation.”
Fifteen years ago, Americhip began incorporating LED (light-emitting diode) and audio technologies into printed substrates as part of its multisensory platform of technologies. In 2009 Americhip invented Video in Print, which incorporates live video content into printed products, like magazine inserts, print collateral, direct mail, corporate communications and in-store merchandise. Global companies have used the technology to take digital content from their websites or TV spots and put it into consumer and trade magazines, direct mail, and other forms of print communication.
Americhip later expanded Video in Print to include a module that enables marketers to do in print what they can do on a smartphone, app or online. With connected magazine inserts and print collateral, consumers have the opportunity to make live phone calls, send tweets or create a Wi-Fi hotspot — all from the printed page.
Clegg joined Clegg Industries Inc. in 1997 and helped launch Americhip Inc. in 2001.
As president, he is an integral part of new product development, working closely with the Tech Department and supply chain to develop new applications. He also oversees the selling offices across five continents.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve, School of Law.
Isaacs will conclude the keynote series at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, with a presentation on “PDF, Standards and the Future of Content.” Issacs will explore the origins of PDF, the issues surrounding Adobe, and what future issues might be.
Isaacs works as a principal scientist in the Acrobat engineering organization at Adobe Systems Inc. A 25-year veteran of Adobe, he has been a driving force in the development of the PDF, and is currently responsible for workflow and product interoperability issues associated with publishing workflow products.
Issacs founded Adobe’s corporate product interoperability group and has held a variety of management positions at the company, including director of quality assurance for Adobe’s PostScript printing and driver products.
Working to implement print industry standards, Issacs represents Adobe at the Ghent Workgroup and several ISO (International Organization for Standardization) technical committees. He serves on the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department Advisory Board and taught at Cal Poly in 2013 as a Research Professor From Industry.
Isaacs earned a doctorate in computer science from Ohio State University, an MBA in management systems from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The keynote speaker series is one of many activities planned for the International Conference, which runs July 5-10. For the first time, the International Circle of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts, Technology and Management (I.C.), the Graphic Communication Education Association (GCEA), and PrintED are joining forces to present the state of graphic arts education and the industry to educators and industry leaders from 15 nations.
For more information and to register, visit: http://ic2015.calpoly.edu/index.html.