Source One Adds Three Wide-Format Printers from Fujifilm to Meet Demand
Crow went on to say, “Financially, this is a very big deal for us, but if you’re not committed to the work that you do, you’re not going to make the investments that will help your business deliver the best for your customers. We believe Fujifilm’s equipment will give us quality that our customers can’t get anywhere else.”
An integral part of that quality is color accuracy and consistency. Source One Digital was one of the first printers in the United States to earn G7 certification, providing them with a great competitive advantage. “Our relationship with Fujifilm improved our G7 capabilities, and may earn us a new opportunity,” Freed noted.
One of Source One Digital’s largest customers needed to print on a substrate that no one else could print on. Fujifilm engineers in the company’s U.S. ink R&D lab in Kansas City, Kansas tested the substrate and provided Source One Digital with an activator that when applied to the substrate would allow the ink to bond properly. Commenting on the result, Freed said, “You’re not just buying a piece of equipment when you buy from Fujifilm, you’re forming a partnership.”
Fujifilm also worked with Source One Digital to install ColorGATE Production Server software to drive all of the new Fujifilm equipment. Capable of supporting over 750 different printers and cutters, Freed hopes to add ColorGATE’s one rip solution soon. “Our goal is to move all of our equipment to ColorGATE in the next few months,” Freed said.
“This new equipment and the ability to produce this level of quality and color accuracy will help us compete for higher end jobs, such as branding and corporate identity work. The Inca Onset gives us a strong competitive differentiator. Print buyers see the output from the Inca S40 and have to change their way of thinking, they’re seeing quality that they’ve never seen before. Now they want to talk to us about new jobs,” Crow said.