Locatged in the heart of Paris, METROPOLE is recognized as having reliable print technology. “Thanks to continued investment, we have been able to offer our clients a production operation capable of producing any creation,” noted Patrice Boquého, METROPOLE’s associate director.
METROPOLE’s strategy in superwide-format technology investments has paid off. The company is focused on setting new benchmarks in superwide printing in a facility that has 3,000 square meters of workshops and offices and produces more than 300,000 square meters of banners, adhesive and other graphics applications per year. The company employs 90 and has revenues of €19 million.
METROPOLE’s new VUTEk FabriVU soft signage printer offers resolutions up to 2,400 dpi and four-level grayscale printing with 4-18 picoliter drop sizes to ensure exceptional quality. It can run at 157 square meters per hour in point-of-purchase (POP) quality mode, and has a maximum speed of 446 square meters per hour. METROPOLE’s customers can use the printer to migrate traditional signage and graphics work to textile soft signage, which has a lower carbon footprint because it is reusable, easy to store and lightweight, which reduces the amount of resources required to store and transport printed jobs.
The other new VUTEk model at METROPOLE is a versatile, 3.2 meter-wide hybrid roll/flatbed LED printer that is optimized for high-volume POP production and compatible with rigid and flexible substrates up to 5.08-cm thick. It has multilayer print capabilities in eight colors plus white. The printer’s “cool-cure” LED technology extends the range of supported substrates and offers greener, more sustainable production with reduced energy consumption compared to UV or latex printers.