The Industry Continues to Lend a Helping Hand

Innovation, Manufacturing, and Philanthropy Mix to Address New Reality

05/07/2020

 

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The office technology and production printing sectors continue to use innovation, manufacturing, and philanthropy to help medical professionals, patients, workers, and the general public during the COVID-19 crisis. Below are some recently announced efforts.

 

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Face Protection

 

Hand Sanitizer Production

 

Health Research and Development

 

Remote Education and Working

  • HP has created a consortium to provide immediate relief and printed curriculum to US school districts that is committed to donate $8 million in products and grants for learning and local communities worldwide, as well as supplied a variety of free online courses and resources globally.
  • Konica Minolta’s education practice is holding training to teach teachers how to use G-Suite and Office 365 to facilitate remote learning.
  • Kyocera Document Solutions America has launched a free eBook for professionals, managers, and employers on remote working.
  • Sharp Business USA’s new Work from Home page includes a variety of tips and tricks for customers.
  • Y Soft is providing 3D printing lesson plans (including free standard lessons) as well as a new 3D/2D printing education bundle to help save schools money.

 

Signage

  • Canon Solutions America customer Thomas Printworks is printing thousands of banners for local restaurants to promote and ease their transition to curbside carryout.
  • Time Printing solutions is producing signage for use in hospitals and businesses to encourage social distancing and hand washing.

 

Food-Related Donations

 

Other

 

 

These activities complement other innovations, manufacturing initiatives, and philanthropic efforts in place to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and enable society to adapt to the new reality. Many of these endeavors were not designed to generate revenue and profit, but rather to aid society during this difficult time.

 

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