The Printer’s Edge, a print finisher in Orlando, FL, made waves with the purchase of a JETvarnish 3D from MGI Digital Graphic Technology (Booth 3213) to supplement their finishing business.
Wide-format equipment moves, too
Fujifilm (Booth 1218 and 2990) reports the sale of an Inca Onset Q40i high production wide-format press to Color Ink of Sussex, WI. Todd Meissner, President of the company, says the press represents a major investment to increase capacity for the company’s POP sign and display graphics business. The Accuity LED 1600 64” hybrid press in the Fujifilm booth will also be heading to a new home after PRINT 13. Company officials say PRINT 13 attendees have also shown intense interest in its XMF Workflow solution.
Mutoh (Booth 4250) is running a couple of PRINT 13 show specials. AccuTex of Florence, KY, took advantage of the trade-in program that allows print providers to trade in any printer larger than 30” and get $4,000 off a new Mutoh Valuejet 1624. Two companies availed themselves of the show special that lets anyone who buys a Valuejet 1624 receive a free 54” ValueCut cutting plotter. The Graphic Companies of Plano, TX, took that deal. Des Moines-based Double M Signs accepted that deal, but opted to upgrade to the 72” version of the Valuecut.
Even companies that were not disclosing details about their sales had praise for the quality of traffic at PRINT 13. “From the first and second days between our booth traffic, client meetings, and the PrinterPresence (Booth 4267) seminar, we have more great leads than the entire GRAPH EXPO event from 2012,” says Tawnya Starr, President of PrinterPresence by Firespring.
“This has been an exceptional show and there has been strong traffic so far at EFI’s booth,” says Frank Mallozzi, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, EFI (Booth 2602). “There are many well-informed customers coming to speak with us about integrating their business operations into a single streamlined production work flow. We are also seeing customers come to discuss ways they can expend their business by offering SmartSign Analytics, thermoforming, and many of the other MUST SEE ’EMS winning applications we are featuring at PRINT 13.”