“Fujifilm is proud to donate these innovative solutions that will no doubt enrich the packaging design and graphics programs at Clemson University,” said Steve Bennett, VP, packaging solutions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “Students enrolled in the packaging design and graphics programs at Clemson are developing technical and creative abilities that will allow them to be successful professionals in this dynamic and ever-evolving industry.”
The Sonoco Institute is an education and research facility for industry collaboration where packaging science and graphic communications students can discover, develop and deliver advanced solutions for tomorrow's printing and packaging value chain. The new hardware will provide them with the opportunity to learn on technologies widely used in the industry, better preparing them for their post-collegiate careers.
“These are going to be great resources for students with emphases in both graphics and packaging at Clemson,” said Chip Tonkin, chair of graphic communications and director of the Sonoco Institute. “As digital printing and flexography continue to evolve in the packaging industry, it’s critical to have resources like these for students to be effective after graduation.”
Students using the new digital printer and LED curing system will be printing their class projects and running trials to build data points around these technologies.
Pictured: Clemson University’s Haley Appleby, packaging science lecturer, and Chip Tonkin, chair of graphic communications and director of the Sonoco Institute, with Fujifilm’s Steve Bennett, VP packaging solutions, and Tony Aquino, regional sales manager, stand with The Tiger alongside the Acuity Select 26 digital UV flatbed press.