Ricoh USA announces a new development in its long-time partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles. The pair is offering fans the opportunity to purchase cutouts to “cheer on” their team in the stands of Lincoln Financial Field while watching the games safely at home.
The cutouts, produced with local Ricoh partner image360 Marlton (N.J.), sell for $100 and all net proceeds go to the Eagles Autism Foundation.
“Eagles fans mean everything to us, and their presence at Lincoln Financial Field has always been a signature trademark of our game day experience,” says Catherine Carlson, senior vice president, revenue and strategy, Philadelphia Eagles. “We would like to thank Ricoh and image360 Marlton for their teamwork, which has enabled our fans to remain a part of the game-day experience, all while supporting the Eagles Autism Foundation.”
image360 Marlton prints the cutouts in-house on its RICOH Pro TF6250 flatbed printer, and they’re available for personalization and purchase at PhiladelphiaEagles.com while supplies last.
“As everyone adapts to our low-contact world, print has a huge role to play—from social distancing guidelines to cheering on fans—even when being there in person isn’t possible,” explains Gavin Jordan-Smith, senior vice president, commercial and industrial print, Ricoh Americas. “From graphics on grocery floors to wayfinding signs on reconfigured college campuses, print has been helping our society persevere at a time when so many fundamental aspects of it are changing. These fan cutouts are another way of persevering, of showing our customers, our partners, and our people that we understand the value of community.”
Art Macauley, the president of image360 Marlton, explains, “Our facility is about 20 minutes from Lincoln Financial Field, so naturally, a lot of us are huge Eagles fans, which makes this work that much more exciting. That excitement drives a lot of energy, and with such high demand, we aim to have files turned around to the stadium within 24 hours. Ricoh has played a huge part in making that happen in a really simple, streamlined, reliable way, and the ability to print seven cutouts’ worth of images in about two minutes certainly helps.”
To learn more about this printing partnership, tune in to the below segment from 6abc news.
The news comes after Ricoh recently announced a partnership with the University of Texas Athletics to bring fan cutouts to Texas Memorial Stadium and Longhorns fans.