EFI and Xerox Donation Helps to Advance Cal Poly Graphic Arts Program
Press release from the issuing company
Foster City, Calif and Rochester, NY - June 4, 2003 - Electronics For Imaging and Xerox Corporation today announced the donation of a Fiery EX2000d server with Fiery Graphic Arts Package(tm) and a Xerox DocuColor 2060 Digital Color Press to California Polytechnic State University's Graphic Communication Department at San Luis Obispo. The equipment provides a leading-edge system for high-speed, professional quality printing of graphic intensive content with precise and consistent color.
"This donation will add tremendously to the education of our students pursuing degrees in Graphic Communication," said Harvey Levenson, Ph. D., Department Head, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. "The ability for students to interact with the industry's leading digital printing tools and 'learn by doing' is what the Cal Poly learning philosophy is all about."
In addition to making the system donation, EFI and Xerox are volunteering time for installation and support of their respective devices. Installation was completed in April.
"Working with Xerox enables us to provide Cal Poly students with hands-on, real-world experience with leading-edge printing technology applications, such as variable data printing, production color and graphic arts solutions," said Charlie Grace, senior director of Worldwide Sales, Electronics For Imaging.
"Cal Poly has a strong reputation for shaping the next generation of technology professionals and we are committed to helping make their educational experience as valuable as possible," said Thomas F. Wetjen, vice president, Worldwide Graphic Arts Industry Business, Xerox Corporation. "The worlds of commercial printing and graphic communications are being transformed into a whole 'New Business of Printing,' and donations like this play a critical role in preparing future professionals to lead our rapidly changing industry."
Xerox supports a number of leading graphic arts schools including Cal Poly, the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Theobaldo de Nigris School of SENAI-SP, São Paulo, Brazil.
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