Gigantic Color Installs HP Scitex FB7500 Large-format Printer Beta Unit

New technology opens doors to the sports industry
Since adding the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer to its existing portfolio, which includes an HP Scitex TJ8300 Printer, two HP Scitex XL1500 Printers and two HP Designjet Z6100 Printers, Gigantic Color has increased its ability to secure large opportunities with major sporting events and venues. Recently, the new printer allowed the company to easily quote a project to produce 400 4 x 8-ft. sheets of signs to be hung in and around a stadium.

“With the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer, we are able to confidently pursue larger jobs and offer a faster turnaround time, helping us to capture significant new business opportunities in the sports market,” said Bowers. “This new printer does the work of three of our previous flatbed printers and has quickly provided a full return on investment.”

Launched at SGIA ’08, the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer is a versatile UV flatbed printer designed for high-quality point-of-purchase/point-of-sale applications, exhibition graphics, signage, backlit displays and posters. With maximum speeds of up to 500 m2/hr (5,380 ft2/hr) and three-quarter automated loading to reduce idle time between sheets by up to 85 percent(2) with only one operator, the printer provides screen and large-format offset PSPs an easy transition into digital printing.

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(1)Based on published manufacturer specifications as of July 2008.
(2)Manual loading and unloading of a sheet can take 45 seconds or more; the loading mechanism reduces that time to no more than nine seconds.

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