Dome, Setting a Torrid Pace in Sacramento, CA, With an Augmented Set of Offerings
One of the key differentiators for Dome is its ability to manage client data and give them a road map to success by tying together all of their needs, through printing, including variable data, distribution, warehousing, kitting and mailing. There is a sense of security that the company provides clients and satisfaction in knowing that their data are being handled effectively and securely.
Making a 'Grand' Entrance
Dome has been busy on the equipment front in 2014, adding a pair of 3.2 meter-wide EFI VUTEk machines this past summer: an HS100 Pro UV inkjet printer and a GS3250LX Pro LED inkjet device, both driven by new EFI Fiery proServers. The hybrid-format printers offer roll-to-roll/flatbed versatility, with the ability to output banners, signage and other graphics printed on flexible roll media, as well as rigid substrates.
The hope is that the new machines will help continue Dome's brisk growth, which saw sales billow by 20 percent in 2013. "We like the redundancy the two machines provide, being able to output roll-to-roll or board work," Bob Poole notes. "The flexibility means we won't be down at any given time. The LED feature of the GS, which enables us to run various substrates with low power consumption, was one of the factors, as was having the white ink capabilities."
The Pooles note that the Sacramento area was not a hotbed of superwide-format demand, but admit that they failed to recognize the lack of its availability in nearby San Francisco. As a result, much of the local need for grand-format output was being served by printers in Los Angeles, Chicago and other points east. Dome now aims to be that provider of quality, wide-format printing, augmented by the complicated kitting and process work that accompanies distribution.
"That's a strong suit we've developed over the years. Being able to not only become a grand-format printer, but also expand the distribution solutions that we were doing for a lot of other clients, truly made a difference for us," Tim Poole notes.