Avery Dennison Teams with RIT’s Printing Industry Center

Industry partner joins eleven others supporting center’s operation

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The Printing Industry Center at Rochester Institute of Technology announces the addition of Avery Dennison as an industry partner. Avery joins 11 other companies and associations pledging support to the center’s operation.

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Printing Industry Center at RIT is dedicated to the growth and profitability of the printing field. The center addresses industry concerns through research initiatives and educational outreach programs.

“The addition of Avery Dennison as a partner has been greeted with a lot of excitement by the other partner companies because of its reputation for product innovation in several market segments that are of growing importance to the industry,” says Frank Cost, associate dean of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and co-director of the Printing Industry Center.

Founded in 1935, Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and label materials. The company develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of products for consumer and industrial markets, including Avery-brand office products, Fasson-brand self-adhesive materials, peel-and-stick postage stamps, reflective highway safety products, automated retail tag and labeling systems and specialty tapes and chemicals. Based in Pasadena, Calif., the company ranked number 412 on the 2006 Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. industrial and service companies.

Industry partners pledge money to help fund the center’s operations and advise RIT’s researchers on topics critical to the printing industry. The center’s other industry partners are Adobe Systems Inc., Eastman Kodak Co., Heidelberg, Hewlett-Packard Co., New Page Corp., NPES, the Scripps Howard Foundation, Standard Register, VIGC, U.S. Government Printing Office and Xerox Corp.

The Printing Industry Center at RIT is a joint program of RIT’s School of Print Media and RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business. For more information on the Printing Industry Center, visit http://print.rit.edu.