The company will operate the pair of VUTEk superwide-format production systems at its production facilities in Atlanta and Dallas, leveraging the printers’ quality and productivity to solidify and strengthen Phase 3/Gigantic Color’s position as a wide-format graphics market leader.
“For us, this is a strategic purchase based on the quality and production speed of the VUTEk. The quality rivals or surpasses any other printer on the market, and it does that at true production speeds, which is amazing,” said Troy McGinnis, Phase 3’s EVP, print production and marketing logistics. “The other selling point is the inline finishing option. When you’re dealing with 5-meter material, having the ability to cut on the fly speeds up our finishing three-fold. That was huge.
Featuring EFI’s 7-picoliter UltraDrop Technology, the VUTEk 5r printer offers the highest image quality and resolution, as well as the fastest rated throughput speeds (up to 4,896 square feet per hour) for a superwide-format printer in its class. Phase 3 and Gigantic Color’s printers will have premium-color output capabilities including white ink. The printers will be used to drive high-volume productivity for premium signage and graphics work in the retail, restaurant, manufacturing, architectural, interior decor, special events and entertainment industries.