SANTA ANA, California — September 5, 2007 — The University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia has received a $103,389 donation from Markzware, a leading software publishing company. UArts is dedicated to educating creative individuals in the visual, performing and communicative arts.
“We are thrilled with Markzware‘s consistent and extraordinary generosity in helping us pursue our educational mission,” according to UArts Professor Harris Fogel, Coordinator of the Photography Program and Technology Liaison for the College of Arts and Design. “Experts predicted the PDF format would make life easier and less complicated for designers, photographers, printers and other creative folks. With the proliferation of new file formats, font technologies, expansion of the PDF standard and even modifications to long established formats like TIFFs, the exact opposite has happened. The need for truly in-depth analysis of files, projects and assignments has never been more important. We are delighted to have Markzware’s best-of-class preflighting and conversion tools available as a learning tool for our students, faculty and staff.”
This fall, UArts initiated Anytime, Anywhere Creativity, a mobile computing initiative which equipped 1,150 students with Apple MacBook Pro laptops. Each laptop contains the most current software, including Markzware FlightCheck applications.
Markzware’s public relations director, Mary Gay Marchese said, “Education and training is the foundation of an industry’s growth and success. Donating to higher education enables outstanding institutions such as UArts to teach student how to preflight. Markzware is pleased to help working adults keep pace with the latest technology and print quality control software for the printing and publishing workforce. We are happy to contribute our pre press software for use in educating students about how to check documents in prepress for printing quality.”
Markzware, a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California, is a leading developer of quality assurance, data conversion and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, is the company’s headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. http://www.markzware.com
About The University of the Arts:
The University of the Arts is the nation’s first and only university dedicated to the visual, performing and communication arts. Its 2,300 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. Its history as a leader in educating creative individuals spans more than 130 years.
The University of the Arts Receives FlightCheck® Software Donation from Markzware