VISCOM 2010 SUCCESS FOR GRAPO TECHNOLOGIES – Manta Slim

VISCOM 2010 SUCCESS FOR GRAPO TECHNOLOGIES

manta slim

manta slim

New portfolio addition Manta Slim steals limelight at the Frankfurt show.

Olomouc, Czech Republic, November 09, 2010 – Grapo Technologies a.s., the Czech Republic manufacturer of wide format hybrid and flatbed UV printers reports its newly-launched Manta Slim was the star of the show at Viscom in Frankfurt, Germany.

“Printers were very interested to see how the Manta Slim can make a huge difference to their product offering. Not only were they amazed by the quality produced and how easily
the entry-level system could be operated but they were also impressed by attractive price,” said Sales Director Branislav Oravec. “There is nothing else like it on
the market that offers such a good quality/ price balance.”

Developed to easily enable printers to provide UV print to their customers without major financial investment, the space-saving Manta Slim takes up just half the footprint of its predecessor yet has a printing size of 2 x 1,5 meters. Using inks curable with UV lamps
it can print at 720 dpi on the widest range of rigid materials, including: foam board, cardboard, plastic, wood, metal, glass etc.

The system was also featured on key distributor Igepa Group’s stand and Hamburg branch manager Uwe Becker, commented on the advantages of the small sister to the market proven Gemini: “The Manta Slim is the perfect entry-level solution for start-up companies
or screen printers who want to get into digital printing with an attractive price/ratio performance. The Viscom special offer price generated a lot of interest from show-goers”.

Oravec added: “The initial response to the Manta Slim was very encouraging. Viscom has provided it with an excellent springboard into the market place and we were very pleased
to see how excited our customers were about the possibilities the new system offers them.”

Bundle with Aristo
Also garnering much visitor interest was the Grapo printer and Aristo cutter bundle offer.
It was created to help end users establish a profit-enhancing final product workflow solution.

“This cooperation offers synergies for both companies,” states Michael Hock, Market Manager at Aristo in Hamburg. “And for us especially it is a door opener to new customers in this for Aristo very important market field of large format printing. Presenting the workflow with e.g. Caldera on Grapo´s printers to Aristo´s cutters shows all clients how easy it is to reach best results for their end-customers”.

“Also our close co-operation with other market leaders such as the Caldera RIP increases the potential and performance of Grapo Technologies’ UV printing systems, making them more affordable for the global market.”,

Oravec concluded: “We were also delighted with the number of sales leads received at the show and the fantastic opportunity we had to further cement some long standing relationships. At the same time we also met a variety of potential customers we aim to work more closely with in the future.”

About Grapo Technologies
Czech Republic-based Grapo Technologies is the only wide-format printer manufacturer with origins as a print shop. Grapo’s founder, Radim Králik, manufactured his first UV-curable wide-format printer for his own print shop in 2003. When he launched it commercially
in 2004, Grapo Technologies was born.

Today, the company manufactures mid-market wide-format printers that use UV-curable inks. By drawing on its experience as a print shop operator and using smarter engineering, Grapo Technologies ensures that its systems are the most efficient and cost effective
on the market. Grapo Technologies‘ printers deliver optimal performance and are easy to use and maintain, keeping training and operating costs to a minimum. All Grapo Technologies systems are put through a rigourous testing process in Grapo’s own print shop environment prior to customer shipment.

Grapo Technologies printers are manufactured in Europe and are used to produce billboard displays, building wraps, point-of-purchase (POP) displays and more. Grapo Technologies currently offers four models – Manta, Octopus, Shark, Gemini – which are sold throughout Europe and the rest of the world through a network of distributors. Please see the whole product line offer on http://www.grapo.com.

For more information, please contact:

Lutt Willems, Duomedia Public Relations
T +32 2 454 85 57
E-mail: lutt.w@duomedia.com

Maja Ostadalova, Grapo Technologies
M +420 602 44 10 10
T +420 587 435 631
E-mail: mostadalova@grapo.com

Grapo Technologies and Orafol Partner to Bring New Capabilities to Traffic Sign Manufacturing

Brno / Olomouc, Czech Republic, March 23 2010 – Grapo Technologies, a manufacturer of UV large format roll-to-roll and flatbed UV printers based in the Czech Republic, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Orafol Europe GmbH, a leading manufacturer of self-adhesive graphic products, special tape systems and reflective materials. Both companies agreed to develop an application package that uses Grapo’s Octopus UV digital printers and specially developed inks to digitally produce reflective traffic signs using Orafol`s microprismatic reflective film systems, replacing screen printing technology for many sign applications.

“We are very pleased have been selected by Orafol, a well-known and respected brand in the market, for this unique application” said Radim Kralik, CEO of Grapo Technologies. “Through this partnership, Orafol and Grapo will be able to sell this unique system. It is a rewarding experience for Grapo that Orafol’s due diligence efforts resulted in the approval of our technology for this highly critical application.”

Traffic signs are a very specific application with critical specifications and cannot be produced digitally using normal CMYK inks. In partnership with Orafol, Grapo Technologies has modified its Octopus UV printing system to the ORALITE ® UV traffic sign printer, developing special inks to address the seven-color requirement for traffic signs. “For printing on the Orafol`s microprismatic reflective material,” added Kralik, “each color must have perfect physical specifications to ensure proper reflection. The seven flat color inks we developed are able to be printed directly from one head on the ORALITE ® UV traffic sign printer, replacing traditional screen printing processes which are costly, time consuming and carry a heavier environmental footprint. In addition, screen printing is not a cost-effective process for shorter runs.”

Grapo Octopus

Migrating Traffic Signs from Analog to Digital Manufacturing

With this new system, traffic sign manufacturers will be able to cost-effectively handle short runs and print signs on demand to meet market needs, especially for signs with variable information, directions and other information that may only require a quantity of one or two.

Kralik points out that although Grapo can sell the system under the agreement, Orafol will be the primary coordinator of sales activities. “There are legal and testing procedures required to gain acceptance from each ministry of traffic,” he explains. “Colors must be certified, but more importantly, the entire system must be certified. Orafol will be leading the certification process based on their relationships, reputation and experience in this market.” Not only must colors be specific in order to pass certification, but inks also must demonstrate good adhesion to the reflective materials and last a long time under varying light and weather conditions. The new traffic sign manufacturing system consists of three components: the ORALITE ® UV traffic sign printer developed by Grapo, custom inks developed by Orafol, and microprismatic reflective material provided by Orafol.

“Because of this easy and reliable technology we expect to see good market reception to this breakthrough solution.” said Dr. Loclair, Managing Director of Orafol. “We are excited to be able to show samples of printed reflective material using this system at Intertraffic Amsterdam 23-25 March 2010 .” Orafol can be found in Hall 1, Booth 203 at the show.

Agile Development Ensures Fast Production of Niche Products

“This is only one niche market we have been investigating,” said Kralik, “and we are extremely pleased that our nimble and flexible R&D organization was able to respond quickly to the needs of this market as presented to us by Orafol. This is only one example of how our R&D efforts can benefit not only niche markets but the market as a whole in an environment where new applications arise frequently and requirements for existing applications can change quickly.”

About Orafol

ORAFOL Europe GmbH is a leading manufacturer of self-adhesive graphic products, special tape systems and reflective materials. The company strongly invested in the expansion of its core business during the last few years. It is currently represented in over 90 countries. The site in Oranienburg near Berlin employs more than 500 people. ORAFOL Europe GmbH is certified according to EN ISO 9001 and EN ISO 14001. A subsidiary, ORACAL USA Inc., was established in the United States.

About Grapo Technologies

Czech Republic-based Grapo Technologies is the only wide-format printer manufacturer with origins as a print shop. Grapo’s founder, Radim Králik, manufactured his first UV-curable wide-format printer for his own print shop in 2003. When he launched it commercially in 2004, Grapo Technologies was born.

Today, the company manufactures mid-market wide-format printers that use UV-curable inks. By drawing on its experience as a print shop operator and using smarter engineering, Grapo Technologies ensures that its systems are the most efficient and cost effective on the market. Grapo Technologies‘ printers deliver optimal performance and are easy to use and maintain, keeping training and operating costs to a minimum. All Grapo Technologies systems are put through a rigourous testing process in Grapo’s own print shop environment prior to customer shipment.

Grapo Technologies printers are manufactured in Europe and are used to produce billboard displays, building wraps, point-of-purchase (POP) displays and more. Grapo Technologies currently offers three models – Manta, Octopus and Shark – which are sold throughout Europe and the rest of the world through a network of distributors.

За Фюжън (Bulgarian) СРАВНИТЕЛНА ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКА И ВЪВЕЖДАНЕ НА НОВИТЕ ТЕХНОЛОГИИ В ОБОРУДВАНЕ НА ПЕЧАТНИЦА ОТ НОВО ПОКОЛЕНИЕ

Фирма Фюжън е представител на някои от лидерите в УВ кюрабъл инкджет технологии представени днес на световния пазар.
А именно:
ГРАПО – Чехия (www.grapo.com) представителство за България
Дърст – Италия (www.durst-online.com) представителство на Линомедия Гърция
Зейкон / Ксейкон – Белгия (www.xeikon.com) представителство на Линомедия Гърция

Grapo Manta KM8/720UV Xeikon 6000
Durst800  

Ето малко сравнителни характеристики показващи силните и слабите страни на технологиите използвани до момента:

 


СРАВНИТЕЛНА ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКА И ВЪВЕЖДАНЕ НА НОВИТЕ ТЕХНОЛОГИИ В ОБОРУДВАНЕ НА ПЕЧАТНИЦА ОТ НОВО ПОКОЛЕНИЕ

Достигни твоя бизнес потенциал с поглед в бъдещето!

 

Както знаете, голяма част от традиционните печатници и малки офиси за бързи малки поръчки достигат определен успех в начинанието си, представяте ли си какви са възможностите на комерсиалните печатници, които винаги търсят нови начини да увеличат годишния си доход и да задържат растежа си в добро състояние. За да издържат на бързо развиващата се индустрия, много от развиващите се печатници търсят нови начини да намерят и използват най-новите технологични решения, които допринасят за нови по-доходоносни услуги, които бързо внедрени водят до големи обороти и много по-добри печалби.

Комерсиалните печатници като вас трябва да вървят стъпка напред в сравнение с традиционните офсетови и цифрови печатни услуги, за да сте винаги крачка пред вашата конкуренция. Винаги ще сте готови за къси срокове и достигане на високо качествена продукция всеки път.

 

Начините да постигните това са навсякъде около вас!

 

Следващият път когато сте в колата си, погледнете към сградите, билбордите, табелите и банерите около вас. Те са толкова големи и цветни. Те са натрапчиви, съблазнителни и изключително привлекателни. Те са продукт на днешния широкоформатен цифров печат. Това е бъдещето, рекламите стават все по големи! Както и печалбите на съответните широкоформатни печатници, които ги правят.

 

Начини да увеличиш приходите във вашият бизнес

Стопери от твърд материал

– Насочващ дисплей от твърд материал

– Триизмерен насочващ дисплей

Open Box пакетиране и показване на продукти

– Промоционални материали за магазини

– Къси тиражни серии пакетиране на тестови продукти

– Сезонни къси серии пакетиране на продукти

– Промоции за еднократни събития

– Мостри за производство и маркетинг

 

Вътрешни декорации

– Краткотрайни промоции

– Марково краткотрайни промоии

– Дисплеи и плакати

– Задно засветени реклами

– Изложбени и празнични банери

– Подови и прозоръчни графики

– Фонове за театри и телевизии

Външна реклама

– Реклами по сгради

– Билборди от гъвкави материали

– Заднозасветени табели

– Двустранни апликации

– Покривала за камиони

– Рекламни решения за автомобили

 

 

Разширете вашата клиентска база данни.

 

 

Сега след като вече отворихте вратата на супершироките възможности, вие разбирате че много от тези нови клиентски услуги изискват специализирана техника, медия и мастила. За щастие предложените от нас супер-ширки принтери могат да печатат на почти всякакъв материал, позволявайки ви да възпроизведете всичко, като именно: POP graphics, задно засветени рекламни табели, репродукции на картини, обличане на сгради с рекламна цел, рекламни решения за автомобили, табели и билборди с зашеметяващо качество.

Фюжън ЕООД също така ви предлага богата гама от мастила и материали, които ви позволяват да разкриете нови предели за нови и нови клиентски изисквания, които наистина ще се забелязват. Ще се убедите сами, че вашата база данни от клиенти се разширява все повече и повече. На таблицата по-долу може да видите, че ще намалявате разходите по техниката и ще увеличите вашата производителност до толкова, че ще дадете възможност за максималното увеличаване на годишната ви печалба многократно използвайки продуктите предлагани от нас, а именно широкоформатните ИнкДжет принтери GRAPO и първокласното им обслужване.

 

 

 

От таблицата по-долу се вижда, че малките инвестиции водят до незадоволителен резултат по отношение на крайните резултати.

Натоварването на машината най-вече зависи от маркетинга и продукта който тя произвежда – цена/качество.

 

 

UV Curable Printers cost table

 

 

До момента всяка цифрова печатница беше принудена да има налични широкоформатна машина за широки медии (билборди) с резолюция около 300dpi и още една машина с по-висока резолюция – около 600 dpi, с цел по фото реалистични репродукции. Досегашните технологии използваха токсичните солвентни и еко солвентни мастила, които в процес на ползване се изпаряваха в работните помещения и водеха до не-малко проблеми на обслужващия персонал и замърсяване на околната среда.

Днешните нови технологии, които ви предлагаме, не само бият досегашните по производителност, цена, качество (около 720 dpi) но и са абсолютно безвредни за обслужващия персонал и околната среда.

Европейските изисквания налагат преминаване към използване на новите технологии като стимулират потребителите с намаляване на таксите, които те плащат към държавата.

 

Надяваме се че след това кратко въведение в новите технологии можем да насрочим среща за допълнителни въпроси и презентация на цялата технология из основи, както и поясняване на условията за сервизно обслужване на машините, които предлагаме.

 

/ ФЮЖЪН ЕООД /