Oct. 7, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced its sponsorship of the third and final Presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle. The rhetorical battle between President
and Republican challenger
will be held on
9:00 pm EDT
in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on the campus of
Boca Raton, Fla.
Oce's sponsorship of the event was suggested by a University alumnus working in Oce's marketing department. Oce's Production Printing Systems division gladly accepted the opportunity to further strengthen its support and involvement in the local
"We found it to be a good fit with what they needed and what we could provide here locally," said
Francis A. McMahon
, Vice President, Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of
Oce North America
, a Canon Group company. "And it's a local organization, which ties in to our commitment to support the community around us."
Important Event, Quality Materials
A Silver Sponsor of the debate, Oce has donated approximately
worth of printing services for materials directly related to the event. These materials include car decals and window cling signs printed on an
® large format UV flatbed printer; space signage, directional signage and access passes, also produced with the Oce Arizona printer and an
™ digital cutting system; a business partners booklet printed on the
Oce VarioPrint® 6320 Ultra
digital perfecting system, with covers printed on the
Canon imagePRESS C7010VP
digital color press, which was also used to produce campus maps, commemorative posters and viewing party programs. Oce also printed press releases for the event on the Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra printer.
"Hosting an event of this magnitude is a massive undertaking for a school of our size and requires a lot of resources, both capital and material," said
, director of public relations,
. "Print production was a major line item in our budget until Oce stepped forward and offered it as a donation. That has done a lot to reduce the cost of producing high-quality printed materials for the debate."
Recognizing the immense importance of the event and the need to provide only the highest quality materials, Oce reached out to long-time collaborator
Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.,
-based manufacturer of specialty and premium media. Mohawk immediately leapt at the chance to throw its support behind
, recognizing not only the importance of the event, but the opportunity to demonstrate its new line of synthetic substrates,
Mohawk Specialty Digital Substrates
"Mohawk has a long history of supporting educational institutions," said
, vice president, business development, digital, Mohawk. "And of course, we jumped at the chance to partner with industry leader Oce on such a great project. The event required high quality materials with numerous coordinating pieces. We were happy to supply a wide range of our new synthetic materials and premium papers to suit the project parameters."
couldn't be more pleased with the materials Oce has provided for the debate – or the service it has provided, often working under extremely tight deadlines to get a print job produced and delivered in time.
"Oce has been wonderful and the quality of the materials they have produced for us is unbelievable," said
, director of corporate relations,
. "It's like a gift from Heaven."
About Lynn University
, site of the final 2012 presidential debate to be held on
Oct. 22, 2012
, is an independent, co-ed, residential university offering an innovative undergraduate and graduate curriculum built on individualized attention and an international focus. Founded in 1962, we're an emerging higher education institution preparing to celebrate our 50th anniversary and hosting the final 2012 presidential debate is the perfect way to show the world what
is all about. The university currently enrolls more than 2,000 students representing nearly all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 nations in five academic colleges and three specialty programs. Visit
's debate website,
, for more information on
debate-related news and events.
's largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands include Mohawk Superfine®, Strathmore®, Inxwell®, and proprietary i-Tone® for digital presses. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at mohawkconnects.com.
The company is leveraging connections in the digital, design and photo space to develop new web-based offerings: Pinhole Pro, a solution for professional photographers to create beautiful press products; Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand for beautifully simple photo gifts; and Felt & Wire Shop, an online marketplace for social stationery, posters and prints.