Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology – News

  • April 18, 2021

    Automation presenters Dr. Thomas Hoffmann-Walbeck,Axel Zöller,Nick Gawreluk and Mark LeDonne

    Automation in Printing

    As part of its ongoing efforts to engage students with the latest printing industry developments, RIT's Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology (GMST) recently sponsored a series of four presentations to the college community on automation in printing. The event was held on March 22, 2021, and coordinated and hosted by Dr. Barbara Birkett, the Paul and Louise Miller Endowed Chair.

  • September 4, 2020

    the cover of the book Printing-Process Control and Standardization.

    Color printing process and standards are focus of new book by RIT expert

    Achieving accurate and precise color reproduction for traditional offset and modern digital print production is in the standards. In Printing-Process Control and Standardization, Robert Chung offers strategies to improve print quality, consistency, and cost savings in the print and communication industries.

  • September 2, 2020

    portraits of Gregory D’Amico and Barbara Birkett.

    Two faculty members named to endowed professorships

    Barbara Birkett and Gregory D’Amico were appointed to two of the Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology’s prestigious endowed professorships this fall. Birkett assumes the role of the Paul and Louise Miller Endowed Professorship. D’Amico will serve as the Gravure Endowed Professor.

  • July 7, 2020

    Wide Format InkJet printer in action

    Fluid Dynamics in Inkjet: Applications in Digital Printing

    With the School of Media Science’s recent move to the College of Engineering Technology (CET), the faculty is beginning to incorporate more science into their classes. Robert Eller, the Gravure Research Professor, is among the faculty members leading the charge in this area. One example is the introduction of Fluid Dynamics in the inkjet printing lab of his Digital Print Processes course.

  • May 21, 2020

    group looking at a glossy printout.

    Podcast: The Evolution of Printing  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 37: Printing, a storied industry, continues to see an evolution. RIT alumnus Henry Freedman and Professors Robert Eller and Bruce Myers discuss the strength of the industry, the rise of inkjet printing and the role RIT plays in developing professionals who can take the printing industry to the next level.

  • May 11, 2020

    employee standing next to Linemark logo on wall.

    Professor Barbara Birkett catches up with Alumnus Jayadev Alapati

    A chance meeting near 10 p.m. in one of the world’s busiest airports, Chicago’s O’Hare, provided a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with a former student, Jayadev Alapati, a graduate of the New Media Publishing program. Jay graciously accepted the request to share some school memories and his career path experience since graduating in 2011.

  • February 4, 2020

    magazine story featuring scientists comparing print copies of color images.

    RIT hosts printing industry scientists

    RIT will host a discussion featuring printing industry scientists who achieved a historic first: matching image quality and exceeding the consistency of traditional offset printing using a web-fed inkjet printer in production conditions. Print-technology researchers Henry Freedman, Peter Crean, Peter Dundas and Eric Zeise will visit campus Feb. 13.