Global Imaging has the sold the largest Zu¨nd cutter in the United States to Seattle-based Rainier Industries, one of the nation’s premier in-store display companies.
“Our new 10-foot wide Zu¨nd enables us to produce superior products in both the retail and high volume large format printing market and expands our capabilities in architectural signage and environmental graphics,” said Scott Powell, Director of Marketing & Creative Services. “Compared to our previous 5’x10’ cutters, we’ve seen a 3x increase in speed on rigid materials and a 6x increase in the number of banners per hour we can cut. We can now cut and sew a double-sided banner with top and bottom pole pockets with perfect image registration at the hems in less time than ever before.”
The cutter, which was installed in April of this year, is a Zu¨nd High Performance Cutter G3 3XL- 3200 with a working area of 126” x 126”. Its capabilities include everything from fabrication to finishing on a variety of substrates such as rigid, vinyl, fabric and foam core. It was installed with almost every tool Zu¨nd makes, according to Greg Lamb, CEO of Global Imaging. Some of their tool capabilities include; V cutting, Braille, kiss cutting, routing and rotary knife cutting for fabric and mesh.
“This is currently the only 10-foot Zu¨nd in the country with this level of capabilities,” Lamb said, “and its speed and versatility make it a perfect choice for Rainier’s comprehensive range of projects. It can accommodate the needs of their diverse customer base from interior display work to big stadium graphics.”
“We want to be able to take in every job that comes in the door,” Powell said. “More and more we’re seeing demand for unique, customized, contour cut shapes. The precision cutting, speed and wide ranging capabilities that Zu¨nd provides, allows us to give our customers excellent results.”
With clients like Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, Cold Water Creek and Starbucks, and a variety of architectural and retail customers requiring large format 3D displays on different substrates, the Zu¨nd enables Rainier to more efficiently handle 10’ fabrics, acrylic displays and POP materials.
“We’ve had a solid relationship with Global for many years.” Powell said. “They have sold our used printers through the Global Garage and helped us continually stay ahead of the competition with great customer service and insight into locating and acquiring the right equipment for our continually growing business.”