New Video Highlights Oklahoma School District In-plant
When the pandemic forced Jenks Public Schools to send students home and switch to virtual learning, the Jenks, Okla., school’s in-plant went into overdrive to print high volumes of curriculum materials. A new Canon video highlights the in-plant, which uses two Canon imagePRESS C810 color presses and two Canon varioPRINT 140 black-and-white printers.
This task was nothing new to the seven-person in-plant, which boasts a combined 175 years of graphic arts experience. The challenge was switching from reproducing administrative publications and daily classroom materials for more than 12,000 students, to producing student learning materials designed to supplement the district’s distant learning program.
“Teachers reach their fullest potential when working with students, not in the copy room trying to make copies,” says Dwight Watson, director of Printing and Warehousing Services at Jenks Public Schools. “Long ago our district enabled us the opportunity to provide this unique service for our staff enabling them to focus on student learning.”
To handle the high volume of work the district requires, the in-plant relies on Canon’s PrismaPrepare workflow for easily processing jobs, and plans soon to implement PrismaDirect for online job submission. Adena Pregler, who handles graphic design and composition, uses PrismaPrepare to set up a variety of mixed media jobs for the in-plant’s Canon digital presses and lauds the software for its ease of use.
“It makes my life really a lot easier,” she says.
Watch the full video highlighting Jenks Public Schools’ in-plant here: