Analog-to-Digital Transformation Pays off for Michigan Signage Provider with EFI’s New VUTEk 32h LED Inkjet Printer
FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 19, 2019 – American Graphics Printing Co.’s signage and graphics business division, Whatsyoursign.net, can deliver a faster, more-efficient, high-quality digital production advantage, thanks to a recently installed VUTEk® 32h hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll LED inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The Clinton Township, Michigan-based business excels in price-sensitive work producing corrugated plastic yard signs and similar graphics products. With the new EFI™ VUTEk printer, American Graphics has the largest advantage it has ever had in a challenging market where it competes against analog screen print shops.
American Graphics outperforms rival shops by regularly producing high-quality work at throughput levels that are close to the printer’s maximum speeds. “We used to be able to print three to five boards per hour on our old printer, and now we can do more than 50 boards an hour,” said American Graphics President Bob Hindman. “We typically print 10 signs on each board, so the new printer gives us much more capacity.”
The newly installed, 126-inch wide LED-inkjet printer is a significant upgrade for American Graphics compared with the older UV-inkjet printer it operated previously. The VUTEk 32h model – a brand-new EFI offering that recently won industry association SGIA’s 2019 Product of the Year Award in the UV hybrid $100,000 to $500,000 category – is ideal for print service providers moving into production-class, superwide-format digital output. Users benefit from premium-quality imaging with 7-picoliter UltraDrop™ Technology, with white ink and multilayer printing included. An EFI Fiery® proServer Premium digital front end included with the printer enables fast job preparation and color management for excellent results on a broad range of substrates.
For more information on EFI VUTEk superwide-format products for high-quality display graphics production, visit www.efi.com or call 800-875-7117.
EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)
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