Global Imaging has announced the opening of its new 6500-square foot Workflow Studio, the only showroom in the US that features a full grand format printing workflow, from pre-press to printing to finishing. At recent Grand Opening events, Global hosted key industry leaders, manufacturers’ reps and owners of some of the nation’s largest printing companies and demonstrated top-of-the-line products including 10’ wide printers, transfer presses for fabric sublimation, a banner welding machine, RIP software and color management technologies.
“Our Studio is designed to emulate an entire grand format production facility so that a customer can see the most current and cutting edge products available,” said Tara Lamb, president of Global Imaging. “Typically customer demonstrations done at manufacturer facilities feature a limited product line. We recognized that it would help customers make better business decisions if they could see how the equipment all came together and worked in conjunction with each other in an effective workflow environment. We have a pre-press area, several types of grand format printing technology, a digital flatbed cutter, heat press for dye sublimation transfer process and a banner welder to weld banners and graphics together to produce a final image as large as needed.”
The current product portfolio includes the Zünd G3 flatbed cutter, Novus Synergia 3.2 meter UV flatbed printer, PrinterEvolution Evo33 3.2 meter water-based dye sublimation printer, Kleiverik transfer press, HP Scitex FB500 UV flatbed printer, Caldera Grand+ RIP, Barbieri Spectro color, Hewlett-Packard L28500 Latex printer, and the Miller Weldmaster T300E. Lamb added that the environmental impact of the products Global sells is also very important and most of the products in the Workflow Studio have an eco-friendly aspect to them. The product lineup will be ever-changing as new technologies and products are introduced.
In addition to the Studio serving as a demonstration showroom, Global plans to enhance the customer experience by offering educational seminars and events on a regular basis starting in 2013.
“Since our inception in 1995, we have always been a company focused on providing added value to our customers whether it’s improving operational efficiencies or helping them get the best value for the money spent. The Workflow Studio underscores our commitment to helping our customers find the right business solutions to make them successful and we’re excited to be able to offer them this opportunity.”