Source One Adds Three Wide-Format Printers from Fujifilm to Meet DemandFebruary 27, 2012
Source One recently installed three large-format digital inkjet printers from Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division. The list includes a five-meter Uvistar 2 superwide-format UV roll printer (making it the first printer in the United States to have one) an Inca Onset S40 wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer, and an Acuity Advance UV flatbed printer.
This new lineup of equipment greatly expands the capabilities and capacities of the company. According to Randy Crow, president, “If it can be printed on rigid or roll material, we can print it.”
Source One Digital was created in 1996 to service the needs of RC Productions, a marketing services agency Crow opened in 1981. It has since grown to serve companies of all types and sizes across the United States, including major retailers, sports teams and facilities, display solutions, and wholesale clients including advertising agencies, sign companies and printers.
In 2004, Source One brought in five superwide-format printers to handle the growth in volume. Over the years, it has added a full complement of fabricating and finishing equipment—including routers, cutters and welders—to keep up with its growing client base and increasing customer requirements.
According to Crow, “Even with all of the high production equipment we had, we had filled the capacity tube. Everything in the shop was at capacity. The flatbeds were running around the clock. We were running the legs off of the superwide machines.”
The time had come for the company to take the next step and make the investment in new equipment. Crow tapped Jim Freed, vice president of Digital Services, to begin “looking at everything out there, intensely,” said Freed.
At an industry trade show, he spent some time with Fujifilm discussing Source One Digital’s challenging situation and potential solutions. A follow up visit to Fujifilm’s Kansas City, KS, demo facility sealed the deal. Both Crow and Freed saw tremendous value and benefit in working with Fujifilm.
“Fujifilm had everything we needed, the full range of equipment, ink, software, and a reputation for service and reliability,” Crow said.