Cal Poly Announces International Printing Week 2010 Lineup of Events

SAN LUIS OBISPO—Cal Poly will host its annual International Printing Week, one of the largest and most comprehensive printing week events in the nation, from Tuesday, Jan. 19, to Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.

The program covers trends and developments in graphic communication technology, management, design, printed electronics, packaging, hardware, software and printing processes. Practical and intellectual twists will be presented that are shaping the future of the industry.

The event dates commemorate the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, an early leader in printing technology. A training intensive primarily for students, industry members participate through lectures, product support and career placement outreach.


Tuesday, Jan. 19 – Design Reproduction Technology and Packaging Day:
Bill Ray – Nth Degree Technology
Patti Mangan – Owner, Imagine That Design Studio
David Bankson – Label Technology
Alumni Panel – Cal Poly alumni discuss their industry experiences and visions
Battle of the Concentrations Game
(One additional speaker TBA)

Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Gravure Day:
Stu Moore and Andrea Apland – Quad/Graphics
Bill Staab – RR Donnelley
Tom Stokes – Flint Group
Walter Vail – St. Mary’s Paper Company

Thursday, Jan. 21 – Digital Printing and Ricoh Day:
John Watson – Premium Color Graphics
Carl Joachim – Ricoh
John Grubb – EFI
Rick Miller – Adobe
Ricoh Lab dedication ceremony and demonstration

Thursday Evening, Jan. 21 – International Printing Week Banquet, Sponsored by Ricoh
Held at the world-famous Madonna Inn.
Keynote Speaker: Carl Joachim
VP of Marketing, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corp.

Friday, Jan. 22 – Graphic Communication Career Day
Company tabletop displays.
Meet prospective full-time employees and interns in the morning and interview in the afternoon.

About Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department
The department was founded in 1946 and is one of the largest and best-known programs of its kind in the nation. The department includes concentrations in graphic communication management, web and digital media, design reproduction technology, graphics for packaging, and individualized study. For more information, visit

The Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly focuses on services for industry including research, testing, product evaluations, consulting, training, seminars, workshops and conferences. The department is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communication. For more details, go to