Total Graphic Solutions Adds Inca Onset S20 Wide-Format Inkjet Printer
VALHALLA, NY—Nov. 8, 2010—Fujifilm North America Corp. today announced the sale of an Inca Onset S20 UV flatbed printer to Total Graphic Solutions (TGS), a 100 percent digital printer based in Atlanta. TGS’s clientele includes advertising agencies, print brokers, retail clients and major brands who require anything from small format counter cards to large format graphic displays including window clings, floor graphics, standees, POP graphics and banners.
In addition to increasing capacity to keep up with the growth of its business, TGS wanted a device that could help it accommodate the growing demand for faster turnaround times and last-minute changes without compromising deadlines or quality. TGS was impressed with the quality of the S20 as it prints with a full bed array that eliminates banding commonly associated with other inkjet printers. The S20 also offers the option of gloss or satin mode, offering print buyers more flexibility without the extra step to overprint or laminate.
“When we first began investigating the equipment that would get our business started (in 2003), we were very impressed with the capabilities of the Inca Columbia as well its speed and all around technology,” said Charlie Rezac, president, Total Graphic Solutions. “At the time, we had zero sales dollars and even though the Columbia was the most expensive digital printer on the market and was not a well known name, we felt it was the best solution available for the type of work we planned to produce. Since then, we have built our business with Inca. As Inca enhances their equipment, we’re able to enhance our business and productivity.”
After the installation of the Inca Columbia in 2003, TGS installed an Inca Turbo 4-color. Then in 2008, TGS invested in an Inca Turbo 6-color which would replace the resident Inca Columbia device. In November, when the Inca S20 is installed it will replace the 4-color Turbo and is expected to increase their business revenue by 50 percent with its added capacity. Five times faster than the current equipment, the S20 is expected to launch TGS into new markets and will position them to compete with screen printers. For example, a run of 100 4x8 ft. pieces that would have taken a full shift to produce before will now only take approximately two hours on the Onset S20.
Today TGS is a 15 person, multi-million dollar business still operating without an offset or screen printing capability.
“TGS is a true testament to the quality of Inca printing equipment and to the possibilities of UV digital inkjet printing,” said Mitch Bode, general manager, Graphic Systems Division – Sericol Unit, Fujifilm North America Corp.. “We look forward to helping TGS take their business into the future.”
To learn more about the Inca Onset S20, sold exclusively in the U.S. through the Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm, visit www.fujifilmsericol.com/onsetS20. To learn more about TGS, visit www.tgsatlanta.com.
Fujifilm North America Corp., a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Corp., consists of four operating divisions and a subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. Fujifilm Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
Fujifilm Holdings Corp., Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 20 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2010, had global revenues of $23.5 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
Source: Company press release.