Conlin’s Print Drives Digital Success with Its Second EFI Printer
As it prepares to enter its fourth decade in business, King of Prussia, Penn.-based Conlin’s Print is extending its superwide-format graphics printing capabilities with a new, high-end production solution, an EFI VUTEk h3 hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll superwide-format LED inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The recently installed, 126-inch wide printer bolsters longstanding capabilities at Conlin’s Print as a one-stop print provider with even more options for fast-turnaround, premium-quality graphics.
The company is a full-service commercial print business serving the Philadelphia metro area with a broad range of print, finishing and binding solutions, and was an early adopter of wide-format digital inkjet printing. With its latest investment, Conlin’s Print is meeting demand for different types of high-end graphics production applications.
The new printer replaces an 80-inch wide EFI VUTEk QS2 UV inkjet printer that the company selected to first address growing demand for higher-volume graphics production.
“For years, our wide-format graphics work was in traditional signs and banners,” said Bill Conlin, Sr., the second-generation president of the family-owned business. “The QS2 and now the new h3 printer have brought us into different applications including window, wall and floor graphics.”
The quality, efficiency and versatility of the new VUTEk h3 printer meets the company’s longstanding criteria for exceptional results, giving Conlin’s Print the ability to sell a broader range of applications to existing customers.
Versatility to create new print opportunities
Many of the jobs Conlin’s Print produces with its new printer are rigid-substrate flatbed applications, including color graphics printed on clear acrylic, aluminum composite material, and other clear, colored or metallic substrates, using the printer’s highly opaque white ink. But, the h3 printer can quickly switch to roll substrates and delivers high-end quality on a broad range of flexible media – something that has led customers to go beyond display signage needs and unleash their creativity on custom wallcovering and décor applications.
“Instead of having to choose from a set of designs for their office décor, customers can create whatever they want for their offices,” said Conlin.