The company is a full-service commercial print business serving the Philadelphia metro area with a broad range of print, finishing and binding solutions, and was an early adopter of wide-format digital inkjet printing.
The new printer replaces an 80-inch wide EFI VUTEk QS2 UV inkjet printer.
“For years, our wide-format graphics work was in traditional signs and banners,” said Bill Conlin, Sr., the second-generation president of the family-owned business. “The QS2 and now the new h3 printer have brought us into different applications including window, wall and floor graphics.”
Many of the jobs Conlin’s Print produces with its new printer are rigid-substrate flatbed applications, including color graphics printed on clear acrylic, aluminum composite material, and other clear, colored or metallic substrates, using the printer’s highly opaque white ink. But, the h3 printer can quickly switch to roll substrates and delivers high-end quality on a broad range of flexible media.
“Instead of having to choose from a set of designs for their office décor, customers can create whatever they want for their offices,” said Conlin.
The EFI VUTEk h3 printer delivers premium-quality imaging in resolutions up to 1,200 dots per inch, with up to eight colors plus white ink and an up to nine-layer print capability. UltraDrop Technology on the printer, with native 7-picoliter grayscale printhead imaging and true multi-drop addressability, delivers exceptional smoothness in shadows, gradients and transitions.
An X4 Technology option on the printer at Conlin’s Print enables production speeds up to 74 boards per hour in a CMYK x 2 configuration. As production volumes grow, the company also can complete a field upgrade to an EFI VUTEk h5 model, which offers even higher throughput of up to 109 boards per hour in X4 mode.