FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
january 22, 2016

Contact: Ken Macro
805-756-2257; kmacro@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly to Host 2016 International Graphic Communication Week Jan. 25-29

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department will host International Graphic Communication Week from Monday through Friday, Jan. 25-29.

The event celebrates Benjamin Franklin’s contributions to science, technology, communication, and particularly to the printed word and how that has shaped society’s great institutions. The theme this year is “Rooted in Print.”

Cal Poly has hosted this annual event, which includes lectures and related activities, since 1984.

The program will include these daily focused topics:
— Monday, Jan. 25 – Business and Printing Technology Day
— Tuesday, Jan. 26 – Design and Web Media Day
— Wednesday, Jan. 27 – Packaging and Printed Electronics Day
— Thursday, Jan. 28 – Alumni and Advisory Board Day
— Friday, Jan. 29 – Career Day

Presentations will include updates on the paper industry, trends in database management and postal addressing, insight into printed collateral produced to launch Disney’s new “Star Wars” movie, printed electronics and functional imaging, trends in packaging and design, and a panel discussing issues that people entering the web design and mobile app design industry should know about.

Speakers represent leading organizations in the graphic communication field, including Verso, Esko Graphics, Accuzip, The Dot Printer, Flint Group, Continental Colorcraft, Disney Studios, XYZ Graphics, CoStar Group, HP, Fleetwood-Fibre, Harper Incorporated, Emerald Packaging, ThinFilm, Diversified Labeling Solutions, Rochester Institute of Technology, Pacific Southwest Container, and The Office of State Printing California.

Kevin Clegg, CEO of Americhip, will give the keynote address at the International Graphic Communication Week Banquet, which takes place on Jan. 28 at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo and is sponsored by SAGE Publications, Konica-Minolta, Ricoh, EFI, Esko, Heidelberg and Utah Paper Box. A leader in multisensorized communications, Clegg will present highlights of technological innovations that are driven by print and enhanced by emotional and tactile components that incorporate light, audio, material substrates, and Video in Print.

Employers will be attending Career Day on Jan. 29 to recruit graduating seniors for full-time positions and internships.

Additionally, Raymond J. Prince will talk about the progress made in displaying the vast volumes of materials made available through the former Wadewitz Library – now called the Raymond J. Prince Graphic Arts Collection, housed in Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department.

For the complete program and information on sponsoring or attending, visit the Graphic Communication Department website at www.grc.calpoly.edu

Links
- Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts: www.cla.calpoly.edu
- International Graphic Communication Week: www.grc.calpoly.edu/printweek

About Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department 
The Graphic Communication Department was founded in 1946 and is one of the largest and best-known programs of its kind in the U.S. It includes concentrations in graphic communication management, web and digital media, design reproduction technology, graphics for packaging, and individualized study. The program is strongly supported by industry with grants and endowments and equipment, supplies and software for the department’s more than 33,000 square feet of modern laboratories. The department has national accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications. The Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly focuses on services for industry, including research, testing, product evaluations, consulting, training, seminars, workshops, conferences, and publishing.

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