Inspiring Students to Push the Boundaries of Creativity


Helping students to learn and grow is key to universities. Satisfied students, improve university ratings, which in turn increases student intake and funding. Nottingham Trent University’s Graphic Design department is testament to this. The university has experienced an increase in their satisfaction scores on technology resources, which the introduction of OKI's 5 Colour Graphic Arts printers has contributed towards. 
 
OKI’s Pro9541, 5 Colour printer, can help students build a unique portfolio of their creative inventions on different media types and sizes, pushing the boundaries using pure white or colours on top of white to heavily improve colour quality on dark or transparent media. Gloss effects can also be achieved with the clear toner, for watermarks and UV designs.
 
Read about Nottingham Trent University’s Graphic Design  students and their inspiring artistic creations:
Lillie Prior - Lost
Lillie explored the theme of losing memory to Alzheimer’s. Using OKI's Pro9541, she created a printed journal of collected memories using bespoke typography on coloured paper, and black and white text on black paper.
Daniel Urquhart - Gentrifying Berlin
Daniel explored the gentrification of Berlin, through a 74-page, A5 photography book, containing over 40 black and white images. Printed on OKI's Pro9541, Daniel was able to realistically capture the mood through striking monochrome images. 
Kat Mellor - Period
Kat challenged the stigma around menstruation. Using OKI's Pro9541she created an educational card game featuring white text on coloured backgrounds and coloured text on white backgrounds, printed on thick card with a shiny gloss finish. 
Olly Allen - Blindsight
Olly challenged the way people view design using a combination of braille and printed text to tell the story of a blind explorer. Using OKI's Pro9541, Olly printed black ink over braille and textured print on black paper. 

Satisfied Students = Improved University Stats*

*Data provided by Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University Students use OKI's 5 Colour Printers as a "A Tool for Expression"

Award winning Nottingham Trent University's School of Art & Design wanted to expand its printing resources in a significant but cost-effective and dynamic way. The objective was to have the capacity to print all projects and portfolios in-house. There were specific requirements: printing white and being able to print on different materials.

The University opted to install OKI’s Pro9541, 5 Colour printers. Students can now push the boundaries of creativity, producing prototype designs in house, on various mediums and in all colours including solid white and clear gloss. This has contributed to an increase in student satisfaction and course intake.

OKI’s 5 Colour Printers Have Become ‘Artist’s Tools’ at Leeds Beckett University

 
Leeds Beckett University’s School of Art, Architecture and Design requires hard-working printing solutions capable of delivering precision in colour and graphics, as well as media versatility, making OKI’s Pro Series 5 colour printers the ideal match for its creative workshop. Using OKI’s pioneering 5 colour printing technology, the academic team has found an ideal solution for artistic experimentation, enabling students to unleash their creative visions as well as benefiting from accuracy and flexibility in the printing of publications and hand-outs. Read full case study.

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