The TAGA Journal of Graphic Technology is a peer-reviewed journal designed to meet the needs of the global professional graphic applications industries and to bring together the multi-disciplinary community in further development of printing as a manufacturing process. Graphic applications play major roles in the reproduction of quality images, packaging, and in the volume manufacture by printing of products, such as electronics and nano technology. The TAGA Journal of Graphic Technology embraces the fundamental science and technology, application and technology transfer and the generic problems and experience associated with the management and implementation of graphic applications.
The electronic version of the current journal is distributed free to all TAGA members.
The following is intended to give an indication of potential topics and is not a definitive scope of the journal:
- Physics and chemistry of all printing processes
- Graphics, color theory prepress, image perception and separation, proofing
- Materials, new developments, and characterization
- Engineering applications and technology transfer
- Workflow, management tools, quality assurance
- Commercial printing
- Packaging including smart packaging and RFID
- Flexible electronics and plastic electronics manufacture by printing
TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, www.printing.org/taga) began in 1948 to provide a worldwide forum for sharing and disseminating theoretical, functional, and practical information on current and emerging technologies for graphic arts print production and related processes. It is the association for the science and technology of printing and allied technologies. As such, it has been at the forefront of the move of graphic arts from an art into a science, the adoption of manufacturing techniques to printing production, and the application of printing for volume production.
TAGA runs an Annual Technical Conference with published proceedings in North America each spring. It also holds specialized conferences and acts as co-sponsors for other technical conferences around the world. It was through this activity that the need for a peer-reviewed journal was identified, which led to the creation of the TAGA Journal of Graphic Technology. The association also provides guidance and support to its fifteen active student chapters around the world.
The TAGA Journal is published on behalf of TAGA by Printing Industries of America.