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Gary G. Field

 

Residence: Paso Robles, CA
Email: gfield@calpoly.edu
Qualifications and Education


Fellowship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (FCGI), 2003

Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist (ASIS) professional certification, Royal Photographic Society, 1995

Insignia Award in Technology (CGIA), (Thesis: Colour correction by the use of split-filter techniques), City and Guilds of London Institute, 1989

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, University of Pittsburgh, 1975

Diploma in Printing Technology, Trent Polytechnic (now Nottingham Trent University), 1970

Certificate of Printing, Melbourne School of Printing and Graphic Arts (later part of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), 1966

Higher Trade Certificate – Camera Operating, Melbourne School of Printing and Graphic Arts; (later part of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), 1965

Certificate of Proficiency – Lithographic Camera Operating and Platemaking, Victorian Apprenticeship Commission, 1965

Work Experience

1976–present: Printing Industry Writer, Researcher, Lecturer and Consultant; clients included: Patent Attorneys, a Federal Judge, Printers, Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, Prepress Service Organizations, Print Originators

1984–present: Emeritus Professor of Graphic Communication 2004 to present, Professor, 1988 to 2004, Associate Professor 1984 to 1988, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California

1989-1990: Research Project Officer (while on sabbatical leave), Victorian Printing Industry Training Board, Melbourne, Victoria

1981-1983: Assistant Professor of Graphic Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1976-1981: Assistant Professor of Administration and Management and (for three years) Chairman of the Administration and Management Department, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1970-1976: Supervisor, Color and Photography Research Division, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1968, 1969, 1970: Trainee Printing Technologist (industrial training component of sandwich-type Diploma course), Mardon, Son, and Hall Ltd., Bristol (1968 and 1969), and Mardon Flexible Packaging, Midsomer Norton, Somerset (1970)

1965-1967: Camera Department Foreman, Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., and McLarens Pty. Ltd., both of Melbourne, Victoria

1960-1965: Apprentice Camera Operator and Platemaker, Mentone Offset Reproductions Pty. Ltd. and Robinson Process Engravers Pty. Ltd., both of Melbourne, Victoria

Distinctions and Awards

Author of the Year Award, Institute of Printing, 2001

Robert F. Reed Technology Medal, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, 2000

Gold Medal, Institute of Printing, 1997

Silver Medal, Institute of Printing, 1997

TAGA Honors Award, Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, 1996

Award of Excellence for Education and Training, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, 1993

Collie Trust Memorial Scholarship, Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts, 1993

Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS), Science category, 1995

Silver Medal, Institute of Printing, 1990

Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS), Educational category, 1987

Education Certificate of Recognition, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation and the Education Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, 1992, 1991 and 1987

Fellowship of the Institute of Printing (FIOP), 1985

K.D. MacDougall Scholarship, Sands and MacDougall Pty. Ltd., 1967

Bank of NSW Scholarship, 1964

Outstanding Apprentice Bronze Medallion – Lithographic Trades, Victorian Apprenticeship Commission, 1963

Kodak Prize, Melbourne School of Printing and Graphic Arts, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

Volunteer Professional Service

Wadewitz (ex GATF/PIA) Library Donation Evaluation and Installation; California Polytechnic State University, 2014-present

National and International Standards Development; American National Standards Institute subcommittees: ANSI PH2.38 Sensitometry of Graphic Arts Materials, 1974-1976; ANSI IT2.42 Color Viewing – Printing and Photography, 1978-2005; Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards task forces: SC-1 Terminology, SC-3 Densitometry, SC-4 Process Control, SC-8 Color Data Definition, 1996 to 2005; Commission Internationale de l’Eclairge technical committee TC8-02 Methods for Deriving Colour Differences in Images, 1999-2011

Editorial Reviews; member of the Editorial Board and papers referee for the Journal of Prepress and Printing Technology; 1996-1999; serve as papers referee for the Journal of Imaging Science, Color Research and Application, and the TAGA Journal of Graphic Technology, from 1990s to present

Professional Society Service; served the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) as a member of the 1978 Annual Technical Conference Committee, a Director from 1981-1984, Chairman of the Fellowship Committee from 1986-1989, member of the Education Committee from 1989-1993 and the Nominating Committee from 1991-1993.

Scholarship Fund Supervision; served as a Director of the National Scholarship Trust Fund, 1987-1991

Publications

BOOKS:

Halftone Strategies for Color Printing, Graphic Communication Institute, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2016

The Color Printing Revolution, Graphic Communication Institute, California Polytechnic State University,San Luis Obispo, CA, 2015

Color Printing Excellence, Printing Industries Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013

Color Essentials – Color and Quality for the Graphic Arts and Sciences, Volume 3,
Printing Industries Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009

Printing Production Management, ARTRON, Beijing, Chinese Language version, 2007

Color Essentials – Color and Quality for the Graphic Arts and Sciences, Volume 2, GATFPress, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004

The Field Guide to Color Reproduction, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004, Russian Language version, 2005

Color Essentials – Color and Quality for the Graphic Arts and Sciences, Volume 1, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001

Printing Production Management, Graphic Arts Publishing, Inc., Livonia, NY, 1996; Second Edition, Printing Industries Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009

Tone and Color Correction, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990

Color Scanning and Imaging Systems, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990

Color and its Reproduction, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, First Edition 1988, Revised Reprint Edition 1992, Second Edition 1999, Third Edition 2004

Test Images for Printing (coauthored with George W. Jorgensen), Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, First Edition 1979, Second Edition, 1984

Principles of Color Reproduction (authored by J.A.C. Yule); I wrote the Introduction and update chapter entitled “Advances in Color Reproduction”, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, Updated Reprint Edition, 2000

BOOK CHAPTER

Color Imaging: Printing and Photography, in “Color for Science, Art, and Technology” (ed. Kurt Nassau), Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 1999

PROCEEDINGS EDITED

Advances in Color Reproduction, an edited collection of papers presented at the GATF Color Conferences during 1971 and 1972, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1973

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRY

Printing, Color, in McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, New York NY, 1977

RESEARCH PAPERS AND TECHNICAL ARTICLES

Professional Printer

Ideal Colour Sequence, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2002, pp. 14-15

The Science and Art of Colour Quality – Part 2, Jan./Feb. 2001, pp. 30-33 (this paper won the Institute of Printing’s Author of the Year award for 2001)

The Science and Art of Colour Quality – Part 1, Nov./Dec. 2000, pp. 38-41

Process Quality Control – Printing and Finishing, Sep./Oct. 1997, pp. 10-19, (joint winner, with the below paper, of the Institute of Printing’s 1997 Silver Medal for best article)

Managing Print Quality, Jul./Aug. 1997, pp. 10-16, (joint winner, with the above paper, of the Institute of Printing’s 1997 Silver Medal for best article)

Technical Knowledge and Other Requirements for Printing Managers, May/June 1990, pp. 11-14 (winner of the Institute of Printing’s 1990 Silver Medal for best article)

Process Quality Control – Preparatory Operations, Nov./Dec. 1987, pp. 14-19

Raw Materials Control for Printing, Jul./Aug. 1986, pp. 5-11

Print Quality and Its Measurement – Part 2, Nov./Dec. 1985, pp. 11-18

Print Quality and Its Measurement – Part 1, Sep./Oct. 1985, pp. 2-7

The Significance of Recent Developments in Colour Scanner Technology, January 1973, pp. 20-27

Proceedings of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts

CMYK vs. KCMY Color Sequence Evaluation, 2014, pp. 141-150

Printed Image Quality Thresholds, 1996, pp. 14-25

Color Correction Objectives and Strategies, 1989, pp. 330-349

The Influence of Ink Sequence on Color Gamut, 1987, pp. 673-677

Color Specification Methods, 1987, pp. 8-25

Color Scanners – A Tutorial Bibliography, 1986, pp. 374-393

Color Variability Associated with the Printing GCR Color Separations, 1986, pp. 145-157

Ink Trap Measurement, 1985, pp. 382-396

The Systems Approach to Color Reproduction – A Critique, 1984, pp. 1-19

Color Sequence in Four-Color Printing, 1983, pp. 510-521

Robotics: Applications for the Graphic Arts, 1982, pp. 551-563

The 1970-71 GATF Color Survey, 1972, pp. 297-317

GATF Research Department Reports

Computer Graphics: On Demand Color, TEF No. 17, 1982, pp. 3-1 to 3-31

International Economics and Finance, TEF No. 14, 1981, pp. 2-1 to 2-13

Prepress Processes, TEF No. 12, 1981, pp. 1-1 to 1-41

A Color Separation Techno-Economic Decision Making Model (with Stanford H. Rosenberg), RPR No. 104, 1975

Proving for Web Offset Magazines II (with Noel R. Ingram), 1975 RDR, pp. 1-7

A Web Offset Version of the Munsell-Foss Color Chart (with Carl E. Foss), RPR No. 96s, 1974

Proving for Web Offset Magazines I, 1974 RDR, pp. 169-171

The Foss Color Order System (with Carl E. Foss), RPR No. 96, 1973

A Systems Analysis of Color Reproduction, 1973 RDR, pp. 57-68

Using the Reflection Densitometer for Ink Film Control RPR No. 91, 1972

Graphic Arts Applications of Reflection Densitometry, RPR No. 90, 1972

Balanced Inks – A Review of ‘Standards’, RPR No. 87, 1971

Proceedings of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Test Image Design Guidelines for Color Quality Evaluation, IS&T/SID Seventh Color Imaging Conference Proceedings, 1999, pp. 194-196

Color Approval in the Graphic Arts, IS&T/SID Fifth Color Imaging Conference, 1997, pp. 56-61

A New Color Order System (with Carl E. Foss), SPSE Symposium on New Photo Technology Trends in the Graphic Arts Proceedings, 1972, pp. 50-54

The Prepress Bulletin

Color Management, Jan./Feb. 2002, pp. 34-036, 38-42

Color Quality: Market Strategy Aspects, Jan./Feb. 1999, pp. 28-31, 34

Color Quality: Its Elusive Nature, Sep. Oct. 1998, pp. 35-38, 40

Journal of Photographic Science

Image Structure Aspects of Printed Image Quality, 1990, pp. 197-200

The Evolution of Colour Scanner Technology, issue 5/6, 1986, pp. 33-44

High Volume Printer

Graphic Arts Standards – The First Step, October, 1986, pp. 72-73

SWOP and SNAP Advertising Reproduction in Web Offset Publications, Dec./Jan. 1986, pp. 65-67, 73

Other Proceedings and Journals

Imaging and Reproduction Technologies and the Security of Documents, Document Counterfeiting Protection Proceedings, Pira/Reconnaissance, 1999, pp. 2.1-8

Customer-Focused Technology Evaluation, GCA Digital Spectrum ’97 Program, 1997, pp. 32-35

Digital Color Proofing Technology, Proceedings of the Gravure Association of America, 1993, pp. 175-178

Process Color Printing Control, Graphic Arts Monthly, Sept. 1991, pp. 75-77, 80

Managing Color Scanner Technology, GATF Word, Nov./Dec. 1990, pp. 34-36

Establishing Optimum Printing Conditions, GATF/RIT Color Scanner User’s Conference Proceedings, 1975, pp. 1-9

Graphic Arts Education in Australia and Britain, GATF General Education Meeting Proceedings, 1971, pp. 49-52

Tone Reproduction Control, Australian Lithographer, Jan. 1967, pp. 36-38

TAGA Newsletter

These 1200-1500 word essays were published as regular “Color Concepts” columns.
1996: Predicting Color Reproduction; 1997: Digital Color, Color Printing Quality, Color Reproduction Objectives; 1998: Color Printing Dynamics, Color Vision I & II; 1999; High Fidelity Color, Gray (Color) Balance, Fifty Years of Color Scanning, The Number of Printable Colors; 2000: Tone Reproduction, Color Half-toning I & II, Principles of Color Reproduction – A Classic Revisited; 2001: High Resolution Color, Color Image Sharpness, Color Saturation, Color Quality and Business Strategy; 2002: Is Color Management Doomed to Fail?, Color Separation Transitions, The Black Printer, Ink-Paper Color; 2003: Additivity and Proportionality Failure, Color Correction Concepts, Three Hundred Years of Color Reproduction I & II; 2004: Color Correction Refinement; The Color Correction Craft I; 2008: Color Quality Limits – Are We There Yet?

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

Presented innumerable seminars and workshops to audiences in five countries. The length of each presentation was two or three days. Program titles were:

Color Reproduction

Advanced Color Separation

Color Printing

Co-presented two-day programs:

Process Quality Control

Color Scanner Operating

CONFERENCES

Made numerous conference presentations to such groups as: the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, Printing Industries of America, American Newspaper Publishers Association, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation’s Research Conference and Color Conference, Colour Society of Australia, The Institute of Printing, IS&T/SID Color Imaging Conference, Lithographic Institute of Australia, Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, Gravure Association of America, International Prepress Association, Royal Photographic Society