Goss and Cal Poly Join in Newspaper Production Training

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By: E&P Staff

The Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) at California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, and Goss International are collaborating on an intensive, five-day workshop covering newspaper prepress and pressroom issues.

The workshop will be offered next Feb. 7-11, June 6-10, and Oct. 3-7 on the Cal Poly campus, using Cal Poly’s Goss International Web Printing Laboratory for in-depth training on presses and the latest in prepress computer hardware and software. Attendees may participate in a prepress track running Monday through Wednesday, a pressroom track running Wednesday through Friday, or comprehensive training in a Monday-through-Friday track that includes both prepress and press topics.

Lab sessions will include creating and producing an actual newspaper, with extensive hands-on use of digital prepress applications and computer-to-plate imaging, and concluding with set-up and operation of Cal Poly’s Goss Community four-high press. Sessions will be supported by classroom instruction on how traditional and digital technologies should be used for efficient, cost-effective production.

GrCI is the research, testing, product-evaluation, and professional-education branch of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, the head of which, Harvey Levenson, said the partnership with Goss will provide the newspaper industry “with unique knowledge and tools needed to improve quality and productivity, while reducing the cost of production.”

GrCI Driector Hal Hinderliter said the program “will deliver significant value” to Goss customers “through high-quality training reinforced with many hands-on, practical exercises.” Goss Training and Technical Publications Director Peter Farmer said he expects participants to benefit from the combination of Goss press training expertise and GrCI prepress and workflow knowledge.

Instructors include a Goss pressroom specialist and Cal Poly staffers. Participants will receive a transcript of presentation materials and supplementary information. The workshop cost of $729 for a three-day session or $1,199 for the five-day program includes all materials and lunches. Information is available at grci.calpoly.edu.

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