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Jeti Scores BIG With Vibrant Banners For Dallas' NBA, NHL Teams

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

San Antonio, TX (May 2006) – Before the Dallas Mavericks tipped off or the first punch was thrown in the Dallas Stars playoff runs, fans got their first taste of playoff fever outside the American Airlines Center. Hanging at the front of the home of Dallas' NBA and NHL teams were three large, full-color banners proudly announcing “It's Playoff Time.” The signature green of the Stars and blue of the Mavericks, team logos and pictures of the Stanley Cup trophy and NBA championship trophy adorned the most dramatic of the three, a 118-foot wide banner draping the entrance to the American Airlines Center. The other two bore sharp, larger-than-life images of superstar players standing at an eye-popping 65 feet tall. Inkjet International completed the banners in just three days specifically for the playoff runs of both Dallas pro sports franchises using the Jeti 5000 grand-format printer manufactured and sold by Gandinnovations. “The customer was thrilled, describing the job as amazing, beautiful work," said Alok Sarna, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Inkjet International, a leading manufacturer of digital print solutions for indoor and outdoor display, including billboards, window graphics and backlit signage. “There's a lot of detail in the graphics. When it comes to that, the Jeti really shines in terms of the images. It adds real vibrancy to the images.” Inkjet International officials are so pleased with the performance they are purchasing two additional Jeti printers from Gandinnovations. This time Inkjet International will be getting two of the wildly popular Jeti3318 scheduled to be installed this summer. “The customers are really seeing the difference, and that's what's important for us right now,” Sarna said. “Otherwise, a banner is a banner is a banner. What we're trying to do is showcase the different resolutions, the different level of vibrancy you get with the colors on the Jeti Printer. We have to sell the difference and superior quality.” Buzz in the grand-format industry about Jeti Printers has been building ever since Gandinnovations unveiled the first 3.3-meter version in November 2002. The growing line consistently earns the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. The Jeti 5000 creates rich, vibrant 6-color images at up to 600 dpi quality on a variety of materials including reinforced vinyl, pressure sensitive vinyl, mesh, paper, fabrics and canvas. The 18 Spectra print heads make the Jeti 5000 the fastest 5-meter printer on the market today. Sarna said the Jeti printers are a good fit for Inkjet International's business philosophy. “Not everyone wants a bare bones product. They want extra value,” he said. “We know we can compete for customers who want low-priced, acceptable resolution images, but when you have clients such as Frito Lay, who want high quality associated with their name, you have to be able to produce sharp, crisp and impressive displays. The Jeti printers allow us to do that in a way that distinguishes our work in the market.” The highly specialized Jeti printers are manufactured at Gandinnovations' 120,000 square-foot plant in Toronto, Canada. The worldwide sales and service operation is based out of San Antonio, Texas, with satellite offices in Canada, Mexico, India, United Arab Emirates and Belgium. Gandinnovations has a range of grand-format printers designed to meet the needs of the industry, including true 600 dpi in all printers including the UV flatbed and roll-to-roll printers, three and five-meter solvent printers, using 12 or 18 Spectra print heads which offer many technological advantages, including an automated head wiping system, and high definition back-lit camera. Hundreds of Jeti printers have been sold worldwide at costs ranging from $150,000 to $450,000 per printer. For more information about Gandinnovations and its products, visit the company's website at www.gandinnovations.com, or call 210.344.9566.




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