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RP Graphics Expands Its Extensive Services With an Inca Spyder 320+ Six-Color Printer

Press release from the issuing company

July 30, 2007 -- RP Graphics Group, a commercial printer located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, has extended its full-service offerings by installing an Inca Digital Spyder 320+ six-color flatbed printer, purchased from Fujifilm Canada.
RP Graphics Group, has grown over the past 30 years to become a comprehensive provider of print and documents with specialization in commercial and digital printing, and most recently 1:1 Marketing and web-based solutions. The company has always evolved its commercial printing offer by embracing new technology to maintain its leadership position in the market. Blending the latest in digital print and Internet technologies, RP Graphics Group provides leading edge solutions to its wide variety of customers which includes very large retail accounts.
“We have some retail customers who were using our resources combined with some from another printer,” explains George Mazzaferro, RP Graphics President. “We knew that by adding a flatbed digital printer, we could be a one-stop shop, printing and distributing all our customers’ materials. We could print sheets and separately mount them, but the ability to print finished products using the Spyder 320+ flatbed printer seemed like an excellent idea.” With very little time to finish projects, typically a few days, speed was extremely important, along with exceptional quality and flexibility to print on virtually any substrate.
The Spyder 320 is Inca's best selling printer. Its small, 28 picolitre drop size, combined with Inca's own print module technology, delivers precise ink drop placement, producing the excellent print quality for which Inca is renowned.
“The Spyder 320+ fills an important gap for RP Graphics. It can print larger materials than the two digital printers we already have. It helps with the 20”x28” and larger pieces (such as 36”x72”) that we can’t produce on our traditional presses,“ adds Mazzaferro. “I already have the customer sold with us for their small work. This fits another important customer requirement. We were making money three days after we installed the Spyder 320+.”
“There are many ways the Spyder 320+ printer will help us. For example, we used to outsource some of our work to a slow, expensive sign painter who, of course, could not print four-color. We bought some primed wood and printed the graphics on the Inca Spyder in 6 minutes,” comments Brian Auty, Chief Technology Officer at RP. “One of our customers bought a continuous, graphic to wrap around their entire super stores. It looks amazing.”
“My background was screen printing. The Inca machine is, hands down from an innovation perspective, the best technology I have ever seen. It is like the original imagesetters—that innovative. There is new business waiting to happen. If you think about the opportunities you may have with the Spyder 320+, multiply that by two or three times. This will change the face of large format printing, if it hasn’t already,” concludes Auty.