Hewlett-Packard (HP) has donated an HP Indigo 5000 digital press—valued at more than $500,000—to Clemson University’s graphic communications program as part of a new academic collaboration to support the next generation of talent in the digital printing field. The Clemson-HP collaboration is developing a pipeline of capable talent needed by the growing digital printing industry. Having hands-on experience using the HP Indigo 5000 digital press will give Clemson students invaluable access to that growing market segment through internship and career opportunities. More than 600 students will receive experience and the opportunity to get official certification using the press each year. The HP press will be used in 10 courses for undergraduate students studying graphic communications and also will be available to packaging science students.
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) (NYSE:RRD), a leading global provider of multichannel solutions for marketing and business communications, today announced that it has expanded its extensive global label manufacturing platform with the addition of a 26” linerless press, developed and manufactured by ETI Converting Equipment. With this new equipment, the company continues to expand its linerless production capacity in order to provide clients with a premium, innovative solution that enhances productivity while improving profitability through operational effectiveness.
“We are committed to providing end-to-end labels solutions that help our clients connect with their customers,” said Bruce Hanson, President, RRD Labels & Forms. “Doing so means providing a variety of innovative solutions that we can either scale or tailor to meet the strictest of specifications while helping our clients present their brand with quality and consistency. This additional linerless press – which will be installed later this year – allows us to continue to provide an industry leading product we have continued to perfect over the many years we have delivered high quality products to our clients.”
In addition to linerless, RRD delivers best-in-class labels across a broad range of other product types, including case and shipping, industrial/durable, integrated form/labels, healthcare, pharma/med-device, and prime labels. RRD’s extensive range of labels capabilities combined with industry-leading expertise and in-house lab testing facilities results in cost-effective solutions for clients looking to improve efficiency, maintain regulatory standards and compliance, and improve engagement with customers.