French TAGA chapter captures the Kipphan Trophy

This year’s TAGA Conference featured something completely new: the French student chapter from Grenoble won first prize in the TAGA scientific journal competition. This is the first time a student chapter outside North America has captured the prize.


The students from PAGORA, the French university in Grenoble, took first place at the TAGA Conference. Here, they hold the Kipphan Trophy high. On the right is Martin Habekost, TAGA’s V.P. for Education.

The students, who attend PAGORA, the French school of paper, print media and biomaterials, entered an exceptional publication with excellent student research papers within. The thing that impressed me most was the impeccable quality of the translation into American English. These students, who have been participating in TAGA Conferences for years, shined this year with their excellent effort.

Also in attendance this year were students from Cal Poly, Ryerson, Clemson, Western Michigan and Ball State University. Each team had produced, printed and prepared a scientific journal for the conference.

TAGA – the Technical Association for the Graphic Arts – completed its 65th annual conference in Portland, Oregon last night.



About Brian Lawler

Brian Lawler is an Emeritus Professor of Graphic Communication at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and was a Guest Professor at Hochschule München from September, 2021 to September, 2022. He writes about graphic arts processes and technologies for various industry publications, and on his blog, The Blognosticator.
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