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Ricoh Announces New Partnership with Cal Poly

October 6, 2009
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In addition to using Ricoh’s technology for hands-on learning, the partnership will also ensure the use of Ricoh’s system within Cal Poly’s experiential laboratory, a student-run printing and publishing company, University Graphic Systems (UGS). By implementing Ricoh’s technology through Cal Poly’s commercial printing services, students have the opportunity to experience real-world applications in a professionally-supported environment.
About Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department
Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department ( was founded in 1946. It is one of the largest and best-known programs of its kind in the United States. It has more than 33,000 square feet of modern laboratories supported by industry with grants and endowments, equipment, supplies and software. The department has more than 3,000 Graphic Communication alumni and offers concentrations in graphic communication management, web and digital media, design reproduction technology, graphics for packaging, and individualized course of study. In cooperation with Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business, the department also offers an MBA with a focus on document systems management. The department is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Collegiate Graphic Communications and houses the Graphic Communication Institute ( The Institute conducts research, testing, product evaluations, consulting, training and development, seminars, workshops and conferences for industry.
About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corp. is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers to cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands. Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ, and is a subsidiary of the $20 billion Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment. For more information, visit
Ricoh Lab established in Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department features a Ricoh Pro C900S digital color production printing system. Ricoh is the latest addition to the Graphic Communication Department’s “Partners in Education” program.

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