COSTA MESA, Calif. — Feb. 11, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of professional graphics monitors, today announced an Education Outreach Program to help campuses put the latest color management monitor technologies into the hands of students and instructors. As part of this initiative, BenQ has donated the company’s new PG2401PT certified color management monitor to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), Clemson University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) — putting professional-grade color accuracy into the hands of tomorrow’s creative specialists.
“The students at these institutions are the future imaging professionals and leaders of the color management industry, and we value the opportunity to contribute to their success,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Produced in collaboration with X-Rite, our PG2401PT display combines a Pro Graphics 24-inch screen with Palette Master software for optimal color control, in addition to being GRACoL and FOGRA certified. Whether it’s students or professional content creators, our Pro Graphics series allows users to produce more fluid digital workflows with color consistency from design to print.”
Made specifically for creatives such as photographers, graphic designers, color re-touchers, and printers requiring accurate and consistent on-screen color matching, BenQ’s PG2401PT provides reliable, printing-certified soft proofing precision at an incredibly affordable price of $999. To increase collaboration and simplicity within the creative process, the new display also supports today’s cloud-based color proofing systems and comes equipped with a factory calibration report to ensure accurate performance. The result is print-like color integrity during the entire workflow: from design to print, and over the cloud. Donated to three college campuses, the monitor promotes active learning during seminars and workshops within subjects such as graphic communications, Web and digital media, design reproduction technology, and graphics for packaging.
“BenQ’s PG2401PT monitor will be especially valuable in enhancing the Graphic Communication Department’s consumer packaging and color courses,” said Colleen Twomey, professor of Graphic Communication at Cal Poly and a specialist in packaging graphics. “It is a welcome addition that ensures our students will have practical, hands-on experience with the latest advances in virtual proofing.” Ken Macro, Chair of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, added, “We are greatly appreciative of the newly formed partnership with BenQ. We are focused on exposing our students to the latest technology in the field as part of Cal Poly’s ‘Learn by Doing’ teaching approach. The BenQ monitor fits nicely in our classroom environment.”
“The addition of the BenQ PG2401PT monitor in the Clemson Graphic Communications and Sonoco Institute labs is a tremendous asset for our students, faculty, and industry partners,” said Sam T. Ingram, Chair and Professor of Graphic Communications at Clemson University. “BenQ technology brings significant accuracy and precision to our soft color proofing across the media platforms used in our coursework. I look forward to further collaboration with BenQ as projects develop since the company’s valued expertise can assist us in both best practices and the application of accurate color management technologies.”
“The BenQ monitor has been installed in our Electronic Still Photography lab in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences,” said Michael E. Dear, Operations Manager at RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. “Students and faculty from the entire College of Imaging Arts and Sciences have access to the display in support of imaging, video, design, and various multimedia projects. We are most grateful for BenQ’s support of our students with its generous gift, helping us provide an exceptional learning experience to the next generation of imaging artists.”
More information on BenQ’s educational support programs and PG2401PT certified color management monitor is available at www.BenQ.us.