WCTC Flexography Program Gets Rolling with Donation from Stork Cellramic
Press release from the issuing company
April 15, 2002 -- Stork Cellramic, Inc., innovator in the manufacture of laser engraved ceramic anilox rolls, donated a set of anilox rolls for a new 5 color Mark Andy Scout press to Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin. David Lanska, Stork's Regional Anilox Sales Manager, said "we are proud to join the many fine companies and organizations that are helping WCTC serve the needs of the growing printing community in Wisconsin".
WCTC's $5.4 million facility features spacious lab accommodations for imaging, full prepress capabilities including computer to plate, as well as a complete finishing department. According to Dean Flowers, Associate Dean of Printing and Publishing, "the entire educational facility is based on an industry model of production set-up and layout, so students can follow a job in the same work flow that they would find in industry".
Recognizing that a growing number of printing facilities work with multiple print processes, WCTC's print lab provides experience with offset as well as screen presses. The Scout is the first flexo press added to the 55,000 square foot Graphic Communications Center (GCC), with another expected to be added in the near future along with a new digital system.
WCTC's Graphic Communication programs developed over the last five years through a unique partnership between business, trade associations, the educational community and government. Stork's donation is part of over $1 million in equipment donations and discounts provided to WCTC by the printing industry. The school also has received $500,000 in grants from the state of Wisconsin. Dean Flowers said, "a recent donation from the FTA is helping offset a large part of the school's cost for the Scout press".
In addition to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, WCTC offers seamless training for students from high school through to a full bachelor's degree. This unique program allows Wisconsin high school students to earn 12 credits of advance standing in WCTC's Printing and Publishing associate degree program. Graduates of this program are then able to transfer over 60 credits into the University of Wisconsin Stout's Graphic Communication Management bachelor's degree program. For more information on WCTC's program and facilities, call Dean Flowers at 262-695-3400.
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