March 23, 2015

Contact: Katie VanMeter

INTEGRAL GmbH is Founding Donor of Art Diamond/Cal Poly GrCI Endowment

SAN LUIS OBISPO — INTEGRAL GmbH, a major international producer of toner products, is the founding donor for the Art Diamond/Cal Poly GrCI Endowment fund. INTEGRAL GmBH donated $5,000 to initiate the new endowment, named after graphic communication industry titan Art Diamond.

The Art Diamond/Cal Poly GrCI Endowment will support research, education and training in toner, inkjet, photoreceptor and related imaging technologies. The fund will work to:

— Establish one or more annual scholarships for a Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department junior or senior showing promise for a successful career in science, technology, engineering, math and/or liberal arts (STEM-LA) related to toners, photoreceptors or inkjet;

— Build, index and maintain a searchable database at Cal Poly comprised of technical and industry publications, journals, periodicals and reports for general research and studies of digital imaging methods and materials;

— Support the ongoing presentation of Cal Poly Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) seminars, workshops and conferences on topics related to toners, photoreceptors and inkjet industries; and

— Enable GrCI efforts in ongoing research, testing, product evaluations and related services in the areas of toners, photoreceptors and inkjet.

“This gift is a true testament to the legacy of Mr. Diamond,” said Ken Macro, Graphic Communication Department chair. “We are elated that INTEGRAL has honored him and his vision for the industry through this donation.”

INTEGRAL GmbH’s gift will go toward the initial amount needed to establish the endowment. The endowment’s ultimate goal is to reach $1 million.

Those wanting to honor Diamond and his legacy can make gifts securely online at

- About Art Diamond:
- Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department: http:/ 
- Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts:

About Art Diamond
During his 60-year tenure in the graphic communication industry, Diamond transformed and promoted the toner, photoreceptor and imaging media industries through research, development and education, which he accomplished through the founding and successful growth of the Diamond Research Corp. and The Tiara Group LLC. An expert on dry toner and reprography, Diamond holds 15 U.S. patents and has published almost 100 articles.

INTEGRAL GmbH is an international manufacturer and marketer of copier and laser printer toners, as well as an equipment parts supplier. Founded in 1966, the company has multiple locations, including headquarters in Germany and sites in Ireland and France.

About the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department
The Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly is one of the best-known and largest programs of its kind in the Western U.S. The department is home to more than 33,000 square feet of laboratories filled with cutting-edge equipment donated in large part through industry partnerships. The department serves approximately 300 undergraduate students pursuing a degree in graphic communication with emphases in four focus areas and a new Master of Science degree program in printed electronics and functional imaging.

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