- April 23, 2013
The technology, which will be used in RIT’s Packaging Science BS and MS program as well as faculty research projects, includes ArtiosCAD structural design software, a Kongsberg XL-24 digital finishing table with iSight, DeskPack prepress plug-ins, Equinox color technology for extended gamut printing, and Suite 12 pre-production software with Studio 3D packaging design tools.
The Packaging Science program, the result of a long and close collaboration between RIT and the packaging industry, educates students in current packaging workflows, preparing them for jobs in packaging development, structural design, marketing, research, sales, purchasing, and production.
“All of our packaging courses utilize Esko tools in one way or another,” says Tom Kausch, who manages the Packaging Dynamics and Materials Laboratories and is a lecturer for the Packaging Science program. “Now with these wonderful tools, our faculty can do more with the students, using the software for structural and graphic design, for example. We’ve never had the quality of tools we have today.”
He adds, “The ability to freely design and create designs and build real prototypes of packaging ideas is an extremely powerful learning tool for our students. Esko has been very generous to our program, and all at RIT will benefit greatly.”