In NPW’s first four months of operation, the two entrepreneurs have seen growth opportunities due to the printer’s versatility, which has helped them quickly and economically produce point-of-purchase signage, indoor décor, outdoor graphics, trade-show exhibit displays and more for a diverse customer base.
Running at speeds up to 2,400 square feet per hour, the 3.2-meter wide LED printer features EFI’s 7 picoliter UltraDrop Technology. The printer has eight colors plus white ink, and EFI’s market-leading “cool-cure” LED inkjet technology, which prints on a broad range of substrates, including thin or delicate substrates that cannot withstand the heat required with latex inkjet or traditional UV drying and curing. Cool cure LED technology also gives users the benefit of lower running costs because of reduced energy usage.
“With the large color gamut, the UltraDrop Technology, and the production capabilities, we have been able to color match to every proof provided by our customers within any needed deadlines,” Tran said. “We’ve quickly been able to match color and turn around shorter jobs while also being able to produce longer color critical roll outs for some of the largest brands around.”
The printer’s high-quality white ink capabilities have become important as well, as they helped NPW win work for businesses that offer superwide format printing, but do not have white ink capabilities in-house. NPW has also made inroads in corrugated board and flooring production.