SAN LUIS OBISPO – Xanté Corp. has donated an Excelagraphix 4200 inkjet print system to enhance the digital printing program at Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department.
Harvey Levenson, director of the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly, said the new system sets the stage for wide-format printing in speed and quality. Powered by Memjet, the Excelagraphix 4200 is one of the fastest inkjet-wide format printers on the market.
“The Excelagraphix 4200 strengthens Cal Poly’s commitment to educating students and industry professionals attending Cal Poly seminars and workshops with technology and business practices representing the future of the graphic communication industry,” Levenson said.
It will be used in laboratory classes, by University Graphic Systems, Cal Poly’s experiential student-run, faculty-advised printing, publishing, and imaging company, and by the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (GrCI), the university’s arm for industry research, testing, product evaluations, training, consulting, seminars, workshop, conferences, and publishing.
One application that Cal Poly will introduce immediately is in the area of packaging. Colleen Twomey, a packaging specialist and assistant professor of graphic communication, is heading-up the project.
“The Xanté Excelagraphix 4200 printer is a perfect fit for our students’ packaging innovation projects,” Twomey said. “Within seconds, students can prototype on flexible and rigid media, in beautiful full- color graphics. We are delighted to work with such state-of-the-art technology.”
Mark Swanzy, chief operating officer of Xanté Corp., said, “Xanté is proud to provide our award-winning technology to an educational institution as fine as Cal Poly. Students and industry professionals will have the opportunity to learn, hands-on, about the latest in digital printing technology to further their knowledge and experience. Education is of utmost importance to Xanté, as these talented students and exposure to new printing technologies are the future of our industry.”