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Experienced, innovative people and facilities.

We support today’s international print/imaging business with solutions-oriented R&D, an array of corporate educational workshops and seminars, and digital media certification programs, product/process auditing, competitive benchmarking, and assistance with product development.

Upcoming Training Program

Orientation to the Graphic Arts, Printing and Digital Communications Industries
March 13 - 15, 2018

Years ago, the Orientation to the Graphic Arts was a mandatory course for everyone entering the industry. Overtime however, the changes in technology and the emerging digital communications industry made that course obsolete. While there is still the need for an Orientation course, today it has to include internet and mobile communication in the emerging cross – channel or Omni-Channel age.


Canon, RIT Partner to Create Certification Program for imagePROGRAF Systems

MELVILLE, N.Y.—October 22, 2015—Creating great works of art not only requires advanced technology, but also the proper media. For the first time, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, has announced it will join Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Printing Applications Laboratory, in offering a streamlined media certification process. This collaboration will help photography, fine art and paper vendors determine and promote compatibility with the imagePROGRAF portfolio, including the newly announced imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.

What people have to say about PAL


Kodak and RIT’s Printing Applications Laboratory have worked for many years together on the qualification process for Kodak NexPress substrates. The RIT team has always provided excellent and timely support for this process for Kodak, substrate vendors and our mutual customers. The RIT team’s work is done with the utmost integrity and prompt responses, and is vital to the Kodak Nexpress platform’s ability to support the wide range of substrates both now and in the future.

Leonard Christopher
Worldwide NexPress Product Manager, Eastman Kodak

Idealliance has valued its partnership with RIT for more than 10 years.  In 2006, Idealliance selected RIT to provide independent certification services for its G7® certification programs.  Throughout its partnership, RIT has collaborated with Idealliance to improve our programs and, more importantly, advance color management and performance for the media industry.  We have turned to the RIT team for expertise on a wide range of technical and supply chain issues.  Their support is always grounded in reality and helps us and the industry become a more compelling and competitive industry.

David Steinhardt
President & CEO, Idealliance

Prior PAL Boot camp sessions have been well-received. According to one attendee, Ross Van Burkleo, Senior Sales Manager, Digital and Wide Format, for Neenah Paper, “The RIT Digital Boot Camp was the right mix of industry knowledge, technical data and hands on training with all the leading manufacturers’ equipment.  The people that hosted us were outstanding to interact with and the course was very well organized.  We even took a tour of the RIT campus to see what the next generation is going to create and inspire.”

Ross Van Burkleo
Digital Sales Manager, Neenah Paper

The Security Print Workshop is an excellent source of information. It is led by people who have a lifetime of experience and have seen all the major changes in the industry, from using lithographic stones to the digital technology of today. RIT brings in experts from all over the country to share their real life experiences in security printing. This workshop has made me more aware of the many aspects of security printing. The setting is perfect for learning since it is sponsored by a major university and they do it in a way that is personal and inspiring. I would recommend this workshop to anyone involved in security printing in order to enrich their career and help them create a more secure product that stops counterfeiters in their tracks.

William Krawczewicz
Banknote Designer, Bureau of Engraving and Printing

ACTEGA was incredibly overwhelmed and extends its sincere appreciation to the entire staff at Rochester Institute of Technology that assisted in creating one of the most successful National Sales Meetings we have had to date.  From the event planning to the printing application knowledge, the on-hand staff could not have provided a more energetic but relaxed environment for our group.  ACTEGA holds RIT in high regards with respect to its services relevant to our industry and will certainly recommend its services to industry partners.

Chris Calomino
Marketing Manager, ACTEGA
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