Gary Dispoto is director of the Print Production Automation Lab at HP Labs, the company’s central research and development arm, where he leads the effort to streamline the processes required to produce industrial and commercial digital print, enabling new types of printed materials and broader access to commercial print production.
Dispoto has been involved in digital print since joining HP Labs in 1985. He was responsible for developing the first digital print processing algorithms and pipelines in HP and produced the first color inkjet prints in HP history. His extensive work on color science and reproduction includes work in consumer color architectures, commercial color management, sRGB and other color encoding standards, multi-level error diffusion, black ink control algorithms, color matching, color rendering, inkjet and laser printing, pipeline architectures, and color psychophysics.
Dispoto has represented HP in the International Color Consortium (ICC), International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and chaired CIE TC8-01, “Color Appearance Models for Color Management Applications.” He holds several U.S. patents related to color imaging.
He has been leading HP Labs’ efforts in color science and reproduction since 1999, and in that time has shifted the research focus to automating color reproduction for commercial, professional and industrial applications. Over the last several years, his research interests have expanded out from color to overall commercial print production and he has led research projects in areas such as finishing, media sensing and RIP technology.
Dispoto received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a master of business administration from the University of Santa Clara.