Heidelberg Donates Polar Cutter to Cal Poly
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—Heidelberg USA has donated a high-speed, programmable Polar 92 XT paper cutter with CompuCut to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), for use in the organization’s Graphic Communication Department curriculum and Graphic Communication Institute for research and training.
The new cutter was dedicated during Cal Poly’s four-day celebration of the 2011 International Printing Week from Jan. 25-28. Training on the machine already has begun.
The new, JDF-compliant guillotine replaces a 10-year-old Polar cutter, and joins a four-color Speedmaster CD 74 perfector, a pair of Printmaster QM 46-4s and assorted prepress equipment previously donated to support Cal Poly’s mission of educating students preparing to enter the graphic communication field, and for industry education and research.
“Heidelberg and Cal Poly have been mutually supportive partners for many years, and we share a like-minded approach to the task of preparing the next generation of industry leadership,” said Harvey Levenson, professor and head of the Graphic Communication department at Cal Poly.
“Through the years, Heidelberg has shown extraordinary sensitivity to the needs of our workforce, and been extremely generous in its support of our academic and research programs. The new Polar cutter is the latest in a long line of contributions Heidelberg has made to advance our training and education initiatives,” Levenson added