Meeks Group Adds a Pair of HP Scitex Wide-Format Printers to Drive Growth

PALO ALTO, CA—March 6, 2012—HP announced that Tulsa, OK-based Meeks Group has installed HP Scitex LX850 and FB700 industrial printers to help improve its productivity, meet environmental demands and diversify the company’s application offerings.

Founded in 1961, Meeks is a full-service print provider specializing in vehicle wraps, banners, trade show graphics and point-of-purchase displays. With the new HP solutions, the company will expand into thicker rigid substrates and fabric applications. Purchased from HP Scitex distributor PriscoDigital, Meeks selected the HP Scitex printers based on:

  • The environmental benefits of the HP Scitex LX850 industrial printer’s water-based HP Latex Inks, capable of producing high-quality, durable sign and display output.
  • The productivity of the new printers, including dual-roll handling on the HP Scitex LX850 industrial printer and simultaneous loading and printing options on the HP Scitex FB700.

“The higher productivity afforded by the new machines has really helped us exceed some of our larger customers’ expectations for turnaround without a loss in quality,” said Jerry Crockett, president and CEO of Meeks Group. “In fact, we have added four new employees in the last quarter to keep up with the increasing demand for our services.”

New HP solutions attract environmentally conscious customers

The HP Scitex LX850 printer’s ability to lower the impact of printing on the environment while maintaining high print quality will be mattractive to new and existing eco-conscious Meeks customers, such as the Cherokee Nation.

“We are proud of the customer relationships we have established over many decades because we do business with traditional values—trust, integrity and honesty,” said Crockett. “We take a personal interest in all the projects we produce and strive to offer the highest level of service.”

Out-of-the-box printing projects achieved with HP

Meeks has a reputation for completing innovative print jobs and has made use of both new devices for unique projects. Using the HP Scitex FB700, Meeks is running samples for a customer, printing directly onto aluminum for a 2,500-sheet run of a camouflage print. Using the HP Scitex LX850, it recently wrapped a fire engine, an ambulance and a police car in pink for breast cancer awareness, and is also in the midst of wrapping the feet of the 76-foot Golden Driller statue in Tulsa, the world’s largest free-standing statue.

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