DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS WITH MOTG – A XEROX COMPANY TO BRING HIGH-END DIGITAL PRINTING TO ITS DESIGN & GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS
New Xerox iGen4 Press puts Dunwoody at the cutting edge of graphics arts education
Minneapolis, MN–Dunwoody College of Technology has demonstrated its commitment to serving the needs of the graphics and printing industry in Minnesota by working with MOTG/Xerox to acquire a Xerox iGen4™ Diamond Edition digital press.
“Print remains a crucial component of our industry, especially in the Twin Cities,” said Gerald Timmreck, manager of Design & Graphics Technology. “Dunwoody has served the graphics and printing industry for 100 years. Bringing in the Xerox iGen4 reaffirms the College’s commitment to providing a comprehensive, hands on graphic arts education so that the industry has the skilled workforce it needs to continue to thrive.”
“Our goal when this project started last year was to help create a strategy and curriculum that would put Dunwoody at the leading edge of Graphic Design and Digital Print Education,” said Larry Mustful, Production Solutions Manager – MOTG- a Xerox Company. “That is exactly what MOTG did by integrating the Xerox iGen4 and XMPie® Cross Media Suite to Dunwoody’s curriculum. Today, Dunwoody with the help of MOTG, will be able to teach students in an environment that demonstrates digital print from creation to fulfillment to deliver top talent press operators and designers to the upper mid-west marketplace.”
In addition to using it to train press operators, Design & Graphics Technology will incorporate theXerox iGen4™ Diamond Edition and the capabilities it brings with it into the curriculum for both the graphic design and pre-media technologies programs, thus providing students an applied, relevant, real-world education.
The decision to bring the iGen4 was guided by four major factors:
- The capabilities that come with the digital press plus Xerox’s other industry leading technologies. For example, the press also includes a C.P. Bourg BDFx Document Finisher, which is a fully automated in-line signature booklet maker.
- The fact that a large number of print companies and shops in the Twin Cities also use an iGen4
- The increasing relevance of digital printing to the field as well as rapid improvements in digital printing technology
- The opportunity to work with MOTG/Xerox to make sure that the curriculum Dunwoody offers its students reflects the latest advances in the field
The press will also help Dunwoody Print Services better serve its internal clients at the College which will lead to both cost savings and better produced print projects.
MOTG – A Xerox Company is among the Twin Cities’ largest and most respected consultancy firms specializing in workflow assessment and optimization. Our business is uniquely positioned to help companies understand true cost breakdown, asset deployment, usage patterns and volumes along with the development of sustainable working practices and continuous improvement initiatives. MOTG has successfully led Fortune 500 companies as well as small organizations – in every industry from healthcare to education and manufacturing – to achieve better financial results, improve operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact. XEROX®, XEROX and Design® are trademarks of Xerox in the United States and/or other countries. XMPie® is a trademark of XMPie, A Xerox Company.
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. It has provided a hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, who in turn have gone on to meaningful and rewarding careers. Located on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis, the College is currently celebrating its Centennial year.