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VUTEk Unveils New Products at New US Facility

Friday, October 26, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

VUTEk, the leading manufacturer of superwide format digital inkjet printers, will be showing many new and improved products, at a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new 109,000 sq. ft. facility in Meredith, New Hampshire, USA. The October 18th event at VUTEk’s new premises, will showcase its new product portfolio, that offers dramatically enhanced speed and print quality as well as the flexibility to print on rigid and flexible substrates. Richard Aschman, VUTEk’s President and CEO comments on the new range: ‘VUTEk is at an exciting period in its 14-year history. In addition to our outstanding new facility, we look forward to showing our exciting new products to invited guests and friends.’ On display will be the following new products: New and improved UltraVu 2360 Family - 50% faster than previous models, featuring a new eight-color model, and improved media handling for high quality, high speed printing options up to a two-meter width. New UltraVu 2600 - An eight-color two-meter digital printer, with 1200 dpi resolution (600 dpi addressable) optimized specifically for ultra high quality photographic applications, with superfine text and line detail. New UltraVu 5330 - Designed to produce billboard to photo-realistic print quality up to five meters in width, it offers increased speed and flexibility at 330 dpi, with fast four-color or photo-realistic eight-color modes. New PressVu UV Technology Demonstration - The 1.8-meter, eight-color digital printer, is capable of printing on both rigid and flexible substrates. Using new ultra violet cured inks, the PressVu UV allows a wider range of substrate selection, with less variation in output appearance from substrate to substrate. VUTEk expects full availability of PressVu UV by mid-2002, with limited availability late 2001 through early 2002. Also on display will be VUTEk’s UltraVu 3360 family, and its revolutionary PressVu, rigid and flexible printer. The UltraVu 3360 family offers both high quality and high speed printing, for the most versatile three-meter solution on the market. PressVu, the 1.8-meter four-color digital solvent based inkjet printer, is capable of printing 360 dpi resolution on both rigid and flexible substrates, achieving job changeover in minutes. ‘ Our new product portfolio is the result of years of market leadership and innovations. Our new facility, developed to expand and support the growth of our operations, will be an excellent place for our employees to continue this initiative, maintain our worldwide leadership position and provide a high level of customer service,’ Aschman continues. Aschman comments: ‘As part of its ongoing commitment to customers, VUTEk has designed specific areas within its new facility, for the purpose of customer training. These include classrooms with full time instructors, demonstration and testing facilities unmatched in our industry. We also have plans to offer training in our Brussels and China offices for the convenience of our customers.’ Following the sale of every VUTEk product worldwide, each individual customer has the opportunity to attend a five-day training session, run by VUTEk at its New Hampshire based headquarters. At its newly designed facility, VUTEk engineers teach customers how to operate and get the best out of their new printer, ensuring that high quality production can start from day one of installation. This service is unique to VUTEk, and is part of its renowned customer support program. Held on October 18th, hundreds of guests are expected to attend the Open House in New Hampshire, including federal, state, county and local officials; vendors, contractors, and local business leaders; local and industry press members. Richard Aschman, concludes: ‘Over the past few years, VUTEk has enjoyed tremendous success throughout the world. We believe that this is due to understanding our customers and their markets, our products, and our people. This investment in our future will help VUTEk and our customers to grow our businesses.’




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