HGI Co. Taps Fujifilm for Inca Onset Ink-jet System
VALHALLA, NY—October 29, 2008—Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. announced today the sale of the Inca Onset flatbed UV digital press to HGI Co., LLC. Introduced last year, the Inca Digital Onset represents a breakthrough in digital printing and produces high-quality, short run point-of-purchase and display graphic products. The two companies signed a letter of intent on the first day of Graph Expo 2008. The installation at HGI Company will be just the tenth installation of the Inca Onset worldwide.
HGI Co., headquartered in Burlington, WI, is a full-service printer that specializes in the printing of catalogs, publications, specialty books, marketing collateral and P-O-P materials through its four operating divisions. The addition of the Inca Onset is evidence of HGI's expansion into point-of-purchase and display graphics reproduction market segments.
Through recent acquisition, HGI Co. is creating a new division specializing in P-O-P display and design. Industry veteran and division President Mike Draver said, "The Inca Onset is an excellent complement to our wide range of traditional printing equipment; we feel it will allow us to effectively provide our client base a single source for all of their graphic print and design needs."
Craig Faust, president and CEO of HGI Co., added, "We feel the flexibility, technology and overall performance of the Inca Onset are unequaled and that this investment, in addition to our current capabilities and services, will give us a tremendous advantage over our competitors in this dynamic market segment."
The Inca Digital Onset features the world's fastest print speeds of any digital UV press, excellent image quality and world-class reliability and performance, and is sold by Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. to the commercial offset market space in the United States.
"Fujifilm understands that print buyers require an integrated solutions provider that can fulfill all of their printing needs—including P-O-P and display graphics, offset and variable —and maintain consistent color and quality across all platforms," says Steve Bennett, vice president, wide format and marketing, Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. "We want to empower print producers to increase their diversification, growth and profitability through our marketing campaign focus."
Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. is the nation's largest distributor of equipment, consumables and technical services for the graphic communications industry. Fujifilm provides its customers with products and technologies from best-in-class manufacturers as well as a nationwide network of technical service and support and is fully committed to its customers, which range from commercial printers, color separators, service bureaus and graphic design/art studios to newspapers, publishers and advertising agencies.
Whether it's information on emerging technologies or reliable delivery of supplies, customers know they can rely on Fujifilm—the industry's source for technology, solutions and support. For more information, please visit www.fujifimgs.com.
About HGI Co.
Combining over 130 years of printing history and craftsmanship, HGI Co. was formed in 2007 by Craig C. Faust. HGI Co. is designed to be a single source graphic arts company specializing in the printing, finishing and distribution of catalogs, publications, specialty books, marketing collateral and point of purchase print graphics. HGI Co., a privately held firm, continues to go to market utilizing the names of its four well known operating divisions, Hi-Liter Graphics, Inland Graphics, Plus Digital Print and All American Graphics, each located in Southeastern Wisconsin. Additional information about HGI Co. can be found at: www.hgicompany.com