TAGA Announces Keynote Speakers for Technical Conference

Clarence Penge is the Vice President of Sheetfed Product Management. Clarence has more than twenty years of printing experience. Fourteen of those have been with Heidelberg, most recently as the director of demo room operations, where he was responsible for all of the Heidelberg demo facilities including the largest demonstration facility in North America. Previously, Clarence held the positions of press operator, plant manager, demonstrator, and product manager. In his current position, Clarence assumes product management responsibility for all sheetfed presses and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and prior printing experience.

Keynote #3: Gary Dispoto, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Security Print Production Automation: Optimization the Printing and Reading of Color Information

Security printing is the use of variable-data printing to add readable information to printed regions. Digital commercial printing allows overt, covert, and forensic marks to be printed with no more fuss than regular commercial printing. On the reading side, powerful imaging technologies enable the printed information to be recovered and used in a plethora of workflows. Color scientists at HP Labs are optimizing the approaches of security deterrents through the use of digital printing. Gary’s presentation will discuss some of the latest developments in the printing and reading of color security data, with a focus on the research of the Security Printing and Imaging team at HP Labs.

Gary Dispoto is the director of the Print Production Automation Lab, which seeks to streamline the processes required to produce industrial and commercial digital print, enabling new types of printed products and broader access to commercial print production.

Keynote #4: Robert C. Tapella, Government Printing Office
Government Printing Goes Green: Trends, Developments, and Implementation of Green Initiatives for Government and Industry

As one of the largest printers and print buyers in the United States, The Government Printing Office (GPO) is dedicated to sustainability and environmental issues. Tapella will discuss what technologies GPO is currently utilizing and considering for the future as well as what GPO is doing in the government to promote green policies both internally and externally.

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