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Graphic arts schools implement Metrix planning, imposition software

Jun 21, 2011 12:00 AM

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LithoTechnics Inc. has donated Metrix automated job planning and imposition software to graphic arts programs around the world.

“We developed the Metrix Educational Donation Program because we are committed to assisting the educational institutions who are training the next generation of industry leaders,” says president Rohan Holt. “We are very proud of the results of this program thus far. Hundreds of Metrix seats have been donated to leading G.A. schools throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany, Belgium, and Australia. Along with the software, we’ve made available our multimedia training materials.”

“Learning Metrix has had incredible value for our students,” says Dr. Naik Dharavath, associate professor, Graphic Communications Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout. UW-Stout’s program, which dates back to 1912, prepares graduates for careers in printing and associated industries. It is the largest in the Midwest and one of the most competitive in the nation. LithoTechnics’ donation will permit students and faculty to practice and perform computerized production management activities and to learn how Metrix integrates with management information systems (MIS), prepress and postpress systems and processes.

Art Seto, assistant professor in the School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, says, “We have been using Metrix to teach our students automated job planning since the Winter semester of 2009. Students find Metrix extremely user-friendly and intuitive, which makes the complexities of job planning and imposition easier to teach.”