TAGA releases list of presentations and posters for its annual 2019 conference

Millennium Minneapolis Hotel.

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA – Pittsburgh, PA) has released the list of papers that will be presented at its 2019 Annual Technical Conference to be held March 17-20, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Millennium Minneapolis Hotel. The 35 presentations and two posters will cover a myriad of research projects and innovations in graphic communications – from a study of the ability to recycle inkjet-printed products, to breakthroughs in digital textile printing. The conference is presented in conjunction with the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC). The Technical Association for the Graphic Arts is an international association of academic and industry professionals dedicated to scientific research and technological innovation affecting all aspects in the field of graphic communications. Here are the papers and posters that will be presented. Please note that all are subject to change):


  1. Building a Scalable ‘Self-Serve’ Augmented Reality Platform – A Case Study, Alan Smithson [MetaVRse]
  2. Characterization of Multicolor Printing: Challenges and Solutions – Hanno Hoffstadt [GMG Color]
  3. Color Studies Curriculum: Re-Envisioning Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color in the Digital Age – Yue (Julie) Cao [Rochester Institute of Technology]
  4. Martin Habekost, Ryerson University.

    Colour Accuracy of Corporate Colours in Expanded Gamut Print Reproduction – Martin Habekost and Reem El Asaleh [Ryerson University]

  5. Common Milkweed as an Alternative Cellulose Fiber Source for Making Paper with Strength and Moisture Resistance – Hans Kellogg, Heather Hendrixson, and Renmei Xu [Ball State University];
    Maruthi Srivatsan Mogundan and Paul D. Fleming III [Western Michigan University]
  6. A Corrected Kubelka-Munk Model for Color Prediction of Pre-Colored Fibre Blends – Chun-ao Wei, Xiaoxia Wan [Wuhan University]
  7. Correcting Common Imperfections in Inkjet Output – Global Graphics
  8. The Development of a Photopolymer Based Additive Manufacturing Process for Producing a Unique No-label Look Decoration without a Laminated Face-stock – Anthony Carignano [ACTEGA North America Technologies Inc.]
  9. Cyber Security Awareness in the Variable Data and Direct Mail Printing Industries and the Consequences of Data Breaches – Dr. Charles T. Weiss and Dr. Carl Blue [Clemson University]
  10. Development Process of a Smart Code Based On Smart Materials –Mustafa Bilgin and Johannes Backhaus [University of Wuppertal]
  11. Digital Enhancement of on a Narrow Web Press – Jack Noonan, MGI Digital Technology
  12. Evaluation of Light Measurement Instruments – Bruce Leigh Myers, Ph.D. [Rochester Institute of Technology]
  13. An Evaluation to Identify Best Printing Process and Substrate for Newly Developed Colour Vision Deficiency Diagnosing Tool – Ganesh Kumar [Heidelberg India Pvt Ltd ]; Mohan Venkat [Sphere Sight Pvt Ltd & Elite School of Optometry, India]
  14. Expanding your Printer’s Reach: The Rise of Expanded Gamut Technology – Kyle Hargrove [CGS Publishing Technologies International LLC]
  15. An Experimental Study of Key Factors Affecting Color Reproduction on Corrugated Board Using UV Wide-format Inkjet Printer – Yu Ju Wu [Appalachian State University]
  16. Don Hutcheson, HutchColor.

    Factors Impacting Consistent Colour Appearance Prediction – Elena Fedorovskaya and Robert Chung [Rochester Institute of Technology]; David Hunter and Pierre Urbain [Pilot Marketing Group]; Don Hutcheson [HutchColor]

  17. Flexo Plate Technology Optimized for Corrugated – Macdermid Graphics Systems
  18. The Grand Canyon of Color: How to Talk about Colour across the Creative/Technical Divide† – John Seymour [John the Math Guy, LLC] and Maggie Maggio [Smashing Color]
  19. Is Inkjet Still a Challenge for the Paper Recycling Process? – Axel Fischer [INGEDE]
  20. Managing Color with Digital Textile Printing† – Scott Donovan [BleuPrint Creative]
  21. Marketing Automation for Personalized Campaigns – XMPie, a Xerox Company
  22. Millennial Consumer Behavior with Mobile Technology – Colleen Twomey, Dina Vees, Ashley Boehmer, and Jessica Dimulas [California Polytechnic State University]
  23. On Demand Textiles and the Colorful Challenge of Web to Print† – Kerry Maguire King [Spoonflower]
  24. Liz Logue, EFI.

    An On-Demand Solution for High Quality Corrugated Printing – Liz Logue [EFI]

  25. Optimal Test Charts – Thorsten Braun [ColorLogic GmbH]; Jodi Alejandro [CrossXColor, Inc.]
  26. Optimizing Chroma for Expanded Colour Gamut – Liam O’Hara, Bobby Congdon, Kariahlyn Lindsey, Emily Kalshoven [Clemson University]
  27. The Portable Console: Managing Offset Press Operation from an App – Koenig & Bauer
  28. Printability Analysis of Flexography on Compostable Films – Aran Hansuebsai and Samatcha Nawakitwong [Chulalongkorn University]
  29. Structural and Thermal Properties of Leuco-Dye Based Mixed-Developer Composite – Taiwo K. Fagbemigun and Jürgen Odermatt [University of Hamburg]
  30. 21st Century Color Literacy Project† – Luanne Stovall [The University of Texas at Austin]
  31. Update to Evaluation of Reference Materials for Standardization of Spectrophotometers – John Seymour [John the Math Guy, LLC]
  32. User Study on Digital Colourpickers – Nicoline Kinch [Kolormondo]; Jan Koenderink [University of Leuven]
  33. David A. Biro, Sun Chemical USA.

    UV-LED Curing In Lithographic Inks – David A. Biro and Rich Russomanno [Sun Chemical, USA]

  34. Water-Based Soy Inks for Packaging – Rahul Pingale, Alexandra Pekarovicova, and Paul D. Fleming III [Western Michigan University]
  35. Which Ink Do I Use? – An Overview of Digital Textile Ink Types and How They’re Used† – David Clark [Huntsman Textile Effects]
    † Denotes an ISCC presentation


1. Examination of Contemporary Plate Production and Surface Texture of Flexographic Printing Plates – Csaba Horváth [Óbuda University ]; Klaudia Pálova [University of Sopron]

2. Spot Matching System (SMS) – Ingi Karlsso

For more information about the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, please visit www.taga.org or contact James Workman, Vice President of the Center for Technology and Research, at jworkman@printing.org.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.