Screen Europe is pleased to announce that two European graphic arts colleges have adopted the Screen EQUIOS workflow system to streamline teaching processes. École Estienne in France and SSPTP Middle School Polygraphy and Printing in the Czech Republic have both implemented EQUIOS to support the learning experience of students partaking in graphic arts courses, with a focus on printing technology.
École Estienne is a college that instructs on the book-making profession, teaching students post-A-level degrees all the essential skills required to produce books. The college has chosen to adopt Version 5 of Screen EQUIOS. Jean-Baptiste Raveleau, a teacher at École Estienne, states, “The school was already equipped with an older version of EQUIOS. We have also been using Screen CTP technology for over a decade, with barely any maintenance or issues during that time. The level of automation, as well as the simplified interface of the workflow system, really enables the students to maximise their time and productivity in a learning environment.
“The college must adapt to the increasing presence of digital presses on the market and Screen is a major player in digital. EQUIOS continues to evolve, providing our students with an excellent grounding for facing real business practices when they finish their courses,” Raveleau continues.
SSPTP Middle School cited similar reasons for integrating EQUIOS into the school’s learning facilities. The middle school, of around 280 students, specialises in teaching graphic design as well as printing technology. Mr. Petr Šanc SSPTP Deputy Director says, “We collaborate with a wide-range of Czech print houses to offer our students the best possible chance to interact first-hand with the technology. This new workflow system gives students the possibility to see a wide range of tools, the benefits and drawbacks of each in the market – key for their future in the industry once they graduate. Screen’s EQUIOS workflow is the best out of all the systems we tested as the interface is congenial to our teaching formats.”
EQUIOS is a versatile, scalable workflow management system that provides total support for digital print-on-demand (POD) and computer-to-plate (CTP) production. It automates job management, including accurate imposition and consistent colour management, across different output devices from the same user interface. It also provides a scalable load-balancing RIP solution that supports high-speed variable data printing on connected print engines.
Bui Burke, VP Sales, EMEA, states, “EQUIOS is a fantastic solution in this environment because it offers fully automated and integrated workflow across various devices. We are delighted that our technology can help to shape the minds of the future print industry professionals and make learning that bit easier.”