{SigmaJet} Grapo Technologies announces new brand & strategy


Significant restructuring and investment

following acquisition by private investment group

November 15, Olomouc, Czech Republic -Grapo Technologies, manufacturers of innovative, high-productivity wide format hybrid and flatbed UV printing machines, today announced their recent acquisition by a group of private investors. This acquisition will enable the company to significantly strengthen their position in the European wide format print market.

The new company will be named SigmaJet. Branislav Oravec, previously Sales and Marketing Director of Grapo Technologies, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Alongside Mr Oravec, the company and its owner investment group have put in place a strong international management team with considerable experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing and customer service. To support their strategy, the group is making significant investments in areas of manufacturing, R&D, training and customer support and is opening a new state-of the-art demonstration facility in Bratislava, Slovakia, in January 2012.

“We are very excited about the new opportunities that this partnership is presenting to us, it marks the start of a new and exciting chapter for SigmaJet”, said Branislav Oravec. “The wide format print markets are experiencing phenomenal growth, and thanks to the support of our new investment team we will be able to increase our reach and value-offering. Our strategy is to continue to provide our customers with high-quality, high-performance wide format solutions that address the constantly-evolving demands of the inkjet printing market.”

SigmaJet’s product range includes the GEMINI printer, a unique flatbed machine that offers outstanding resolution (6pl) and tonal accuracy thanks to its use of the award-winning XAAR 1001 inkjet printhead. Using the XAAR printhead allows the GEMINI to deliver best-in-class ink management, superior reliability, reduced maintenance and the support of white ink printing. The printer offers outstanding value for money and is incredibly versatile with the ability to print on numerous substrates including metal, glass, wood and ceramic tiles.

For additional information on SigmaJet, their new strategy or the GEMINI printer please contact Branislav Oravec at boravec@grapo.com. To register interest in visiting SigmaJet’s new facility in 2012, please email info@grapo.com.

Press Contacts

Corporate – SigmaJet

Branislav Oravec, CEO

Tel: +420 587 435 611 Email: boravec@grapo.com

PR Agency – KEXINO

Gee Ranasinha

Tel (EU): +33 (0) 96 329 4570 (USA): 1-312-235-2885 Email: gee@kexino.com

Twitter: @KEXINO

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The first FASTSIGNS-recommended alternative ink: Triangle™ JVS ink set for Mimaki JV3 printers.

San Leandro, CA – January 26, 2010 – INX Digital International Co. announced today that the Triangle™ brand JVS ink set for Mimaki JV3 printers has achieved recommended status by FASTSIGNS corporate operations. The first and only alternative branded ink to receive such a recommendation, it will be on display this week when FASTSIGNS holds its annual convention in Austin, Texas, Jan. 29-30.

“We are very pleased to have our inks attain recommended status,” said Chip Vielhauer, Sales Manager – Wide Format, for INX Digital’s Triangle brand inks. “Achieving this status is the result of a great team effort. After a battery of tests by FASTSIGNS, the Triangle JVS inks earned their recommendation. Our technical specialists worked directly with FASTSIGNS’ technical staff at their facility on this project. In addition to testing, we also developed specific ink color profiles so sign center franchisees can make conversion quicker and easier. It also ensures the quality output this special JVS ink set can provide.”

With nearly 500 franchise sign centers coast-to-coast, FASTSIGNS is one of the largest sign companies in the USA. The new inks provide a wide color gamut, which Vielhauer indicated was a major selling point for corporate officials at FASTSIGNS.

“Not all of the centers use Mimaki JV3 printers but a high percentage of them do. Our JVS ink set offers key advantages. This will give sign center users redder reds and brighter yellows. Overall, they can expect more pop in their color output, which will be an excellent selling point for their own customers. Plus, FASTSIGNS franchisees will realize considerable ink cost savings compared to the OEM by converting to the JVS ink set.”

Franchise owners can learn more about the new inks at the annual FASTSIGNS convention, which runs January 29-30 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas. The INX Digital booth will display Triangle JVS 440 ml cartridges and samples of high impact printed output, as well as print samples utilizing the JVS inks run on a Mimaki JV3. INX Digital representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide further details on product specifications and distribution. FASTSIGNS franchisees can find JVS dealer locations at info@inxdigital.com.

INX Digital International Co. is a leading global manufacturer of inkjet inks for wide format, super-wide and new generation digital printers, and a supplier of printing parts and related services. As the digital arm of INX International Ink Co., it offers a full palette of digital ink systems, advanced technologies and integrated services including chemistry, hardware and software, engineering design, and integration and media. For more information, visit the Web site at www.INXdigital.com.

Now recommended by FASTSIGNS, INX Digital’s Triangle™ brand JVS  ink set for Mimaki JV3 printers is available to FASTSIGNS franchisees  coast-to-coast.
Machine-specific color profiles also are offered to users of these inks, which come in 440 ml cartridges