June 22, 2007 -- Printable Technologies, Inc., leading provider of Web to Print workflow and Variable Data Printing (VDP) solutions, today announced the selection of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, as a recipient of 25 free copies of FusionPro Desktop, a full-featured, broadly-functional, and affordable VDP solution; a donation valued at nearly $10,000.
Students majoring in the “Digital Printing, Imaging, and Web Technology” program at Eastern Illinois University will have access to fully-functional working copies of FusionPro Desktop including workflow templates, guides, and wizards that allow novice users to learn the application quickly while accommodating students with advanced skills who wish to implement the sophisticated functionality available to compose complex VDP jobs.
Eastern Illinois University has more than 100 students participating in the Printing, Imaging, and Web Technology major, and two graphic technology minors – Advertising and Print and Textile Design.
“The unique combination of print and web technology in a scholastic program such as that offered by Eastern Illinois University provides an extremely strong skill set for young people entering the graphic communications market,” said Coleman Kane, President and CEO, Printable Technologies. “We are happy to provide leading-edge technology to help students develop the functional skills they need be marketable in today’s work place.”
Eastern Illinois University (EIU), established in 1895 as the Eastern Illinois State Normal School, began as a teacher's college offering a two-year degree. It gradually expanded its curriculum to include Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in most of the arts, sciences, and humanities. The College of Education remains the largest department, but programs in Science and Communication Disorders have become quite prominent. EIU now serves nearly 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students.