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Lloyd's of Indiana Launches Wide-Format Division

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

INDIANAPOLIS (July 22, 2008) – Lloyd's of Indiana recently acquired a Legend 72HUV from Digital Equipment Company, and will distribute the 72-in. wide UV-curable hybrid (roll-to-roll and flatbed) printer to the signmaking, wide-format printing, and commercial graphics markets. Lloyd's of Indiana will also provide live demonstrations at its facility in Indianapolis.
Priced at under $80,000, the Legend 72HUV is engineered to meet and exceed the performance of printers priced over $250,000. The Legend uses ColorWide UV-curable inks that allow printing on an endless variety of coated and uncoated materials, both roll and rigid, including foam boards, PVC boards, MDO, fabrics, vinyl, polycarbonate film, backlit film, vinyl, Coroplast, and aluminum.
In addition to selling the Legend 72HUV, Lloyd's of Indiana uses the printer in its sign and banner print shop in Indianapolis. Lloyd's sign and banner shop manager, Rosanne Carson, reports a dramatic reduction in printing costs and labor.
"Since our print shop installed the Legend 72HUV, we've seen our wide-format printing supply costs go down as much as 50 percent, with an 80 percent reduction in labor costs," says Lloyd's of Indiana CEO Garry Jones. "What really sets the Legend apart from other UV-curable printers is how it's built; the Legend is print-shop tough. Other machines in the Legend's price range are built like lightweight office equipment, and have much higher supply costs."

Rather than take a traditional catalog and print sample approach to selling the Legend 72HUV, Lloyd's of Indiana is inviting print shop owners to visit and see the Legend in action. "If you really want to see the revolution going on in the wide-format printing business, come see what the Legend has done for us," says Jones. "After operating the machine, I'm a true believer."
Print shop owners who wish to learn more and see the Legend 72HUV in operation can schedule a visit at wideformatrevolution.com, a new informational website launched by Lloyd's of Indiana.
The Legend 72HUV is designed to provide an uninterrupted production workflow, and includes a number of enhancements not found on other printers in its price range to ensure that users are able to produce a higher number of jobs each day on the wide assortment of signs and displays required for graphics packages. Those features include the Legend's automatic printhead maintenance system, its integrated roll handling system for quick changeover from rigid to roll material, the ability to print on unusually heavy materials and accommodate extra-large roll media, and the seamless integration of software and hardware driven by Onyx, the industry standard RIP, that eliminates the banding seen in other UV-curable printers in the Legend's price range.
"Lloyd's of Indiana shares the same vision as Digital Equipment Company. Both companies believe in satisfying the customer's needs first and finding ways to boost their production while lowering their costs, thereby increasing their profit margins and bottom line," says Jason Metnick, director of strategic partnerships and acquisitions for Digital Equipment Company. "Both Lloyd's of Indiana and Digital Equipment Company, working together, are dedicated to supplying the best product and the best service in the industry."




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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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