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The Opus Group Assists Ferris State University In Upgrading Color Technologies

Press release from the issuing company

Lincolnwood, Illinois, March 2003 -- The Opus Group, a subsidiary of London Litho providing services to the graphic arts, communications, packaging, and printing industries, is helping ensure that students in the Ferris State University Printing and Imaging Technology Department have the skills needed in the printing industry today. The Opus Group recently provided instruction on the use and application of Gretag ProfileMaker Pro Bundle color management software recently acquired by Ferris State University. The instruction was in preparation for course and curriculum enhancements which will provide students with access to the latest technologies. In addition, Ferris State University faculty members participated with Opus Group personnel in prepress and pressroom evaluations at a west Michigan commercial and publications printer. The Ferris State University faculty contributed to front end color foundations training at the printer. The Opus Group plans to offer additional faculty training and on-site services in the future. In discussing the contribution to Ferris State University, Matt Condon, Opus Group Product Manager for Color Consulting, said: “The Opus Group is proud to be able to assist one of the foremost teaching institutions in the Midwest in preparing students to serve the printing industry. Too often, academic curricula lag behind the fast-paced technologies of the industry, and we welcome the opportunity to help ensure Ferris State University students take the latest techniques possible into their new employers.” Pat Klarecki, Ferris State University Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Printing and Imaging Department, added: “We are fortunate indeed to have a resource like the Opus Group available to us. The benefits of the training and hands-on assistance provided to date have helped our faculty in their constant efforts to update their knowledge and skills, and will certainly result in students being better prepared to move immediately into positions of responsibility within the industry.”