Organisers of Chinese print industry expos and the Shanghai Printing and Publishing College have engaged two American experts to teach about digital printing in China in the coming months.
Professor Xiaoying Rong, associate professor of graphic communication from Cal Poly in California, will deliver the keynote address at CIFEX|RemaxAsia 2012 and iPrint Expo in Zhuhai, China, a major conference and exposition in October. Rong will speak on the transition from offset to digital printing taking place at printing and publishing facilities throughout the US and China. Organisers say that Rong is an internationally recognised expert on traditional and digital printing and the technology of substrates, ink and toner. At Cal Poly she teaches and manages laboratories in these areas.
Penny Bennett, professor, associate dean of Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts, who organisers describe as a recognised authority on digital printing, will teach at Shanghai Printing and Publishing College in Shanghai for three weeks this summer, her second teaching stint in China. She will teach two courses: Introduction to Graphic Arts and Digital Preparation.
Harvey Levenson, head of the Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly, says China is a major player in the international graphic communication arena. He says, “To ignore this would be denying a reality that presents opportunities to work together for the benefit of our industry in both nations. Professor Rong’s selection as the keynote speaker at this important conference and Bennett’s summer appointment in China are recognition of Cal Poly’s global presence in graphic communication education and industry development.