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Océ Sponsoring Presidential Debate at Lynn University

October 8, 2012
TRUMBULL, CT—Oct. 8, 2012—Océ, a Canon Group Co., its sponsoring the third and final presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle. The rhetorical battle between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be held on Oct. 22, 2012, at 9 pm EDT in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on the campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL

Océ’s sponsorship of the event was suggested by a university alumnus working in Océ’s marketing department. Océ’s Production Printing Systems division gladly accepted the opportunity to further strengthen its support and involvement in the local South Florida community.

“We found it to be a good fit with what they needed and what we could provide here locally,” said Francis A. McMahon, vice president, marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Océ North America. “And it’s a local organization, which ties in to our commitment to support the community around us.”

As a silver sponsor of the debate, Océ has donated approximately $50,000 worth of printing services for materials directly related to the event. These materials include car decals and window cling signs printed on an Océ Arizona large-format UV flatbed printer; space signage, directional signage and access passes, also produced with the Océ Arizona printer and  an Océ ProCut digital cutting system; and a business partners booklet printed on the Ocè VarioPrint 6320 Ultra digital perfecting system, with covers printed on the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital color press. The Canon machine was also used to produce campus maps, commemorative posters and viewing party programs, while press releases for the event are being printed on the Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra printer.

“Hosting an event of this magnitude is a massive undertaking for a school of our size and requires a lot of resources, both capital and material,” said Joshua Glanzer, director of public relations, Lynn University. “Print production was a major line item in our budget until Océ stepped forward and offered it as a donation. That has done a lot to reduce the cost of producing high-quality printed materials for the debate.”

Recognizing the immense importance of the event and the need to provide only the highest quality materials, Océ reached out to long-time collaborator Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., a Cohoes, NY-based manufacturer of specialty and premium media. Mohawk immediately leapt at the chance to throw its support behind Lynn University, recognizing not only the importance of the event, but the opportunity to demonstrate its new line of synthetic substrates, Mohawk Specialty Digital Substrates.


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