The University of Huddersfield has installed four new Epson Stylus Pro wide format printers to help meet the increasing demands from its arts, design and architecture students, outputmagazine.com reports.
With 2,800 undergraduates enrolled in such creative courses, the university decided it needed to invest in more technology. Already in possession of a 64" Stylus Pro 11880 among its other Epson offerings, it added two new 24"-wide 7890 printers, a 24" 7900 and a 44" 9890 printer.
The university's Print Bureau is open throughout the week and experiences inevitable peaks and troughs in demand, depending on when projects are due. The Bureau's IT Technician, George Stewart, told graphicrepro.co.za that a conscious decision was made to purchase more from the Epson range, to ensure high print quality.
"We looked at other brands, but decided we wanted to stick with Epson. It's a brand we trust and we had been very impressed with the printers' reliability and cost-effectiveness," he explained.
Students from courses including Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design, Contemporary Art and Photography provide their work via PDF, JPEG or TIFF files, which are then run through InDesign, Adobe Photoshop or Mirage Print before running off the chosen printer.
"The Epson printers allow us to print on an extensive array of media and are very well suited to the work we produce, from fine drawings to posters and banners to wallpaper, we can print it all here," Mr Stewart added.