AlphaGraphics Seattle Introduces HP Scitex FB700 Six Color Press and Esko Kongsberg iXL Digital Finishing System
By Mark Bonne |
SEATTLE, WA – June 27, 2011 AlphaGraphics Seattle, the leading digital printer in the Pacific Northwest, has expanded its Grand Format print capabilities with the acquisition of an HP Scitex Flatbed Digital UV Press and an Esko Kongsberg Digital Finishing (CAD cutting) System.
The HP Scitex FB700 is a 98” wide, six color UV digital grand format press that prints both direct to rigid substrates in ‘flat bed’ mode and roll-to-roll in ‘roll’ mode. In Flatbed mode it can print on substrates up to 2.5” thick and can print to just about any surface including paper board, plastics, plexi-glass, dibond aluminum, plywood, and corrugated packaging materials. In roll mode it can print on any roll substrate including papers, vinyl banner materials, pressure sensitive label stock, and window decal materials. The HP Scitex utilizes UV lamp technology to instantaneously cure ink to any substrate with uncompromising quality.
The Esko Kongsberg iXL Digital Finishing System is a CAD cutting system that can cut and score in a single pass on a broad range of substrates including paperboard, plastics, plexi-glass, dibond aluminum, and plywood. It produces custom cut-outs for point of sale or point of purchase, packaging, window decals, vinyl decals, and other creative finishing solutions.
AlphaGraphics Seattle Owner Chuck Stempler describes how this new equipment acquisition puts AlphaGraphics Seattle in a unique position as a print solution provider to Northwest companies:
“By expanding our Grand Format print and finishing capabilities, we deliver an even broader print solution set to our customers. Combining these capabilities with our significant digital press, offset press, bindery, mailing and cross media marketing solutions is a significant win for our clients. This increases our ability to say ‘yes’ to anything print in the Puget Sound Market.”
Alphagraphics recently unveiled its new equipment with an open house for clients and partners. Over 100 enjoyed tours, demos, and examples of eco-friendly print solutions at Alphagraphics flagship manufacturing plant just north of downtown Seattle.
AlphaGraphics Seattle is a full-service printing company located in Seattle, Washington and is ranked the 3rd largest philanthropist in the small business category by the Puget Sound Business Journal for 2011 and is 13th largest quick printer in the US as measured by Quick Printing Magazine for 2011. AlphaGraphics of Seattle has been developing relationships with clients since 1989.
For additional information on AlphaGraphics Seattle contact Reid Baker, Vice President, at 206.448.0502 or email Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org.