Canon imagePROGRAF Printers Producing Educational Packets

West Allis Blue is helping teachers to navigate the virtual classroom.
Canon U.S.A.

Canon U.S.A. Inc. (Melville, NY) announced  that West Allis Blue (Milwaukee) has shifted its business to support local communities during the current pandemic. Initiated to celebrate Teacher’s Appreciation Week, the company is using its Canon imagePROGRAF printers to produce educational packets, which include 10 pages of different coloring activities, maps, crossword puzzles and word searches. West Allis Blue has been able to provide teachers with creative, fun projects students can do while at home. 

These packets are customized per grade level to benefit students ranging anywhere from Pre-K through 8th grade. According to this study on Canon U.S.A.'s website, 76% of students say they tend to perform better when using print rather than digital materials as study aides, so these printed educational packets can help students understand and retain information more clearly, while also encouraging them to explore their creativity, even during a time of remote learning.

“With the current pandemic affecting our local communities and businesses, we wanted to utilize our products and skillsets to help our customers stay efficient and creative even while at home,” said Mark Naber, vice president, West Allis Blue. “Canon’s technology has helped us to produce over 30,000 large format educational prints. We look forward to continue utilizing Canon’s products to produce these packets and support teachers and students in their remote learning environments.” 

In its efforts to continue supporting its customers during these times, with each purchase of an educational packet using the promo code OKCANON, customers will receive a 5% discount off their order, and West Allis Blue will donate one face shield to medsupplydrive.org to benefit frontline workers. West Allis Blue is currently offering free shipping both locally and nationally.

For more information on ordering educational packets, click here.

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