100% Digital Printer Continues Inca Legacy
Valhalla, N.Y., November 8, 2010 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the sale of an Inca Onset S20 UV flatbed printer to Total Graphic Solutions (TGS), a 100% digital printer based in Atlanta, GA. While many print shops have just begun their transition to digital inkjet, TGS has leveraged its digital expertise since its inception in October 2003. Far ahead of the digital curve, TGS’s clientele includes advertising agencies, print brokers, retail clients and major brands who require anything from small format counter cards to large format graphic displays including window clings, floor graphics, standees, POP graphics and banners.
“When we first began investigating the equipment that would get our business started, we were very impressed with the capabilities of the Inca Columbia as well its speed and all around technology,” said Charlie Rezac, president, Total Graphic Solutions. “At the time, we had zero sales dollars and even though the Columbia was the most expensive digital printer on the market and was not a well known name, we felt it was the best solution available for the type of work we planned to produce. Since then, we have built our business with Inca. As Inca enhances their equipment, we’re able to enhance our business and productivity.”
After the installation of the Inca Columbia in 2003, TGS installed an Inca Turbo 4-color. Then in 2008, TGS invested in an Inca Turbo 6-color which would replace the resident Inca Columbia device. In November, when the Inca S20 is installed it will replace the 4-color Turbo and is expected to increase their business revenue by 50% with its added capacity. Five times faster than the current equipment, the S20 is expected to launch TGS into new markets and will position them to compete with screen printers. For example, a run of 100 4'x8' pieces that would have taken a full shift to produce before will now only take approximately two hours on the Onset S20.
“Our staff isn’t afraid of rolling up our sleeves to get the job done,” said Rezac. “As it is, we rarely turn down a job, and now with the increased capacity that the Inca S20 is going to provide we should never have to say no.”
In addition to increasing capacity to keep up with the growth of their business, TGS wanted a device that could help them accommodate the growing demand for faster turnaround times and last minute changes without compromising deadlines or quality. TGS was impressed with the far superior quality of the S20 as it prints with a full bed array that eliminates banding commonly associated with other inkjet printers. The S20 also offers the option of gloss or satin mode, offering print buyers more flexibility without the extra step to overprint or laminate.
“We began our relationship with the Sericol Unit of FUJIFILM and have steadily grown our business with their products, services and support; it’s a three way partnership,” continues Rezac. “Inca is the best printing equipment on the market and the Sericol Unit of FUJIFILM has provided excellent training and applications support. We built our business with Inca digital printing equipment from day one when we first opened our doors and we look forward to carrying on the legacy as our business grows.”
Today TGS is a 15 person, multi-million dollar business still operating without an offset or screen printing capability.
“TGS is a true testament to the quality of Inca printing equipment and to the possibilities of UV digital inkjet printing,” said Mitch Bode, general manager, Graphic Systems Division – Sericol Unit, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “We look forward to helping TGS take their business into the future.”
To learn more about the Inca Onset S20, sold exclusively in the U.S. through the Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm, visit www.fujifilmsericol.com/onsetS20. To learn more about TGS, visit www.tgsatlanta.com.
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