Cooperation between GIDUE, of Turate, Italy, and the Graphic School of “San Zeno” in Verona, has successfully begun with GIDUE’s donation of a brand new flexo press.
Federico d’Annunzio, president of GIDUE, and Tiziano Zanotti, director of the Graphic School in Verona, have signed an agreement aimed at supporting the project development and the educational activities of the school. The first phase of the new partnership was successfully completed with the donation and installation of a new narrow web flexo printing machine by GIDUE. The unit, a Quadra, 370mm width, was installed in the printing department of the school for the production of self-adhesive labels with UV inks.
The four-color press is equipped with a UV curing system by IST.
The agreement between the parties includes other activities to be performed in the following months, including training by the GIDUE technical and printing team, which will be focused on the technical and technological aspects of offset, gravure and flexo printing processes; the selection of two students to support GIDUE technicians during the live demonstrations to take place at Drupa 2008; and the selection of two new graduates who will be offered a 6-month stage with the company in Turate, during which they will support the company as printing technicians.
In addition, the printing department of the school will act as a demo center for GIDUE customers.