Director: Lyndee Sing
Phone: (805) 756-2645
Graphic Communication Institute, Cal Poly
One Grand Avenue
Graphic Arts Building 26, Room 221
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Welcome to the Graphic Communication Institute
The Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (GrCI) is an outreach effort of the university’s Graphic Communication department, created to provide industry professionals with access to Cal Poly’s state-of-the-art resources via workshops, custom training programs, consulting, laboratory testing and research initiatives.
GrCI educational programs involve the participation of Cal Poly faculty, leading industry experts and advanced students from the Graphic Communication program. Classes make use of our dedicated training lab as well Cal Poly’s extensive, state-of-the-art prepress imaging and press room production facilities. Education includes prepress and print training; graphic arts research; ink, toner, and substrate testing; as well as training in project management, quality control, marketing, sales, pricing, estimating and more.
Located on the campus of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in sunny San Luis Obispo, California, the Graphic Communication Institute is a unique facility designed to support education in the graphic arts industry. The GrCI was established in July of 2001. The Institute, like Cal Poly, promotes the idea that people learn by doing. GrCI workshops are heavily geared for hands-on learning.Graphic arts businesses and suppliers can engage the GrCI directly to sponsor research projects. Industry experts and faculty from the Graphic Communication Department are available for consultations and research covering a wide range of subjects.