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Print Quality Monitoring Firm Adds Research Scientist

According to Henry Freedman, ITL's founder, very few men in the world could bring the expertise that Dr. Eric Zeise does to his new company.

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Springfield, Virginia-based Image Test Labs announces the addition of Dr. Eric Zeise to the team as a research scientist.

Image Test Labs measures and quantifies print quality across multiple platforms and equipment, including wide-format imaging.

Dr. Zeise earned a Ph.D. in low-temperature, condensed-matter physics from Cornell University in 1981 and joined the research laboratories of Eastman Kodak Co. He was instrumental in developing the 8-bit non-linear LED exposure control printhead architecture used in Kodak and NexPress printing systems from 1986 to the present; he led the image quality analysis and evaluation group at NexPress for a decade; contributed color calibration and registration-control systems for the roll-fed Prosper production ink-jet press; helped devise micron-scale image stabilization techniques for flexographic micro-printing; and developed near-real-time on-line image analysis capability for defect and line-quality analysis. He served as convenor of the ISO working group on image quality evaluation for nine years and has led the development of four perceptually correlated, objective ISO image quality measurement standards. He retired from Eastman Kodak Co. in 2018 and has received 28 patents.

In May 2019, Dr. Zeise was also involved in ITL’s efforts to achieve an historic first in the printing industry by configuring an inkjet web press to deliver the image reproduction quality of a commercial sheet-fed offset press over a production run of three miles of paper.

In his new role at Image Test Labs, he will contribute to new product development.

“ITL discovers and invents new, practical image measurement products that measure all forms of printed images,” says Henry Freedman, ITL founding partner. “To that end, there are few people in the world who have the skills and capabilities to complement our core ITL team. Dr. Eric Zeise is one of them. Eric has a unique expertise in developing new measurement methodologies to control printing processes. His experience in measurement systems automation, and advanced knowledge in the application of standards, will greatly enhance our core R& D efforts.”

Freedman, inventor and founder of ITL, is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology‘s Printing Technology and Photographic Science and Engineering; an Eastman Kodak Scholar; a 3M Fellow; a director of the Washington chapter of the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers (now IS&T); a fellow of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts and a National Science Foundation award-wining scientist.

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Tony Kindelspire is the former digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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