Gardner Sign expands with Agfa inkjet system
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Ridgefield Park, NJ -- Agfa Graphics announced today that Gardner Sign Incorporated, a Maryland-based sign shop, recently installed an :Anapurna XL2 UV inkjet printing system. The :Anapurna XL2 has white printing capabilities and is designed to print POP displays, posters, banners and more. According to Butch Gardner, owner of Gardner Sign, "We chose the :Anapurna XL2 for its ability to print white ink. Plus it will help me improve turnaround time, lower my costs and the systemhad the features that I needed to expand my business."
When asked about his previous equipment, Gardner stated, "We had been using a lower-end UV printer. Producing jobs on rigid substrates was costly, labor-intensive and time-consuming. We used to have to print on vinyl, wait for it to cure, put a laminate on the vinyl and then mount the vinyl onto the rigid substrate and hope not to get wrinkles along the way." As a result of the recent installation, Gardner has increased productivity as those steps have been eliminated. Today, Gardner plans to expand into new markets and applications including architectural work, interior design and other high-end graphic applications.
Agfa's :Anapurna family of industrial UV inkjet systems continues to make gains in the marketplace. Agfa teamed up with PriscoDigital (Gardner's preferred wide-format distributor), to make certain Gardner Sign Inc. got the system that best fit their current and future needs.Today, :Anapurna systems are a sound choice for sign shops, exhibit houses, photo labs, commercial printers and specialty printers. Agfa's inkjet solutions produce photorealistic, high quality output, and are a sound investment. Agfa's inkjet solutions will be demonstrated at Print '09 Chicago (booth #2600, South Hall) September 11th-16th and SGIA Expo 2009 October 7th-9th (booth #2223) in New Orleans.