This afternoon, Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard sent a memo to all MC employees…
Ninety-two percent of millennials and gen z prefer printed material to digital content. Millennials print more photos than any other demographic and desire to work with mission-based companies. Imagine the new face of printing — a solution designed from scratch by artists and engineers to pioneer the new age of empathetic technology — one which is actually good for the environment, soulful, and leverages frontier technology to work like a swiss watch.
Montgomery College announced this week it has entered into an agreement with ink, an innovative Silicon Valley company, to provide elegant, self-serve stations across its Rockville, Germantown, and Takoma Park campuses which allow students and guests to print, scan, copy, digitally sign, fax, and even electronically snail mail documents and photos. Montgomery College will deploy 57 SmartStations to replace WEPA print kiosks prior to the start of the fall semester, beginning August 26.
In addition to providing a dazzling user experience, SmartStations leverage emerging technology to allow students to print at a stunning rate of 75 pages per minute black and white and color and offer industry-first advancements in accessibility and environmental technology.
“ink’s cutting-edge technology was designed by a Stanford-led product design team in Silicon Valley, on campuses, with students,” said Jeff Dwyer, VP of Campus Development. “We’re honored to partner with Montgomery College to bring a new generation of magical technology to the College, which has values and a mission kindred to ours.” Schaub, Michael. “92% Of College Students Prefer Print Books to e-Books, Study Finds.” Las Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2016.  Futuresource Consulting. “Imaging Ecosystem Consumer Research.” 2018.  Forrester. “Millennials Call For Values-Driven Companies, But They’re Not The Only Ones Interested,” Forbes, 23 May, 2018.
About Montgomery College
Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, MD. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.
About Ink Labs, Inc.
ink is the new face of printing. Celebrating empathy, love, passion, creativity, ink is proud to pioneer the era of empathetic technology. ink is a mission-based company and leverages frontier technology to create memorable, soulful experiences.