Increasing their wholesale offerings, SignCenter adds new print equipment to produce large format dye-sublimated rigid boards. SignCenter, the exclusive-to-the-trade large format printer, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, continues to add to its collection of print technologies with the addition of two new heat presses and a new dye-sublimation printer. SignCenter chose the Geo Knight 931 Triton, a 54-by-103-inch automatic rigid sublimation heat press, paired with the Epson SureColor F7200 to grow their dye-sublimated rigid boards product line.
Dye-sublimated boards have been in use for a number of years now. They are often referred to as HD prints because of the high definition printing. These signs create a sleek and sophisticated look for any indoor environment and are durable, scratch and fade resistant. The silver-based aluminum panels have been very popular with photo reproduction and can be seen in many retail establishments, galleries and restaurants. The demand for the panels in varying finishes has increased beyond artists and photographers to include corporate brands for offices, hospitals, museums, storefront signage, and more.
After achieving great success in dye-sublimated fabrics, it was a natural segue to dye-sublimated rigid boards. “We have been watching this market closely and decided it was time to invest in this technology,” says Michael Oliveras, owner at SignCenter. “The rigid panels are excellent for applications such as trade show booths, merchandising displays, and other long-term, indoor displays.”
SignCenter is exclusively printing on Chromaluxe® boards, offering various sizes up to 48-by-96 inches. For starters, the printing company will carry aluminum (white and silver-based), wood (white-based and maple veneer), hardboard, and steel. The aluminum and steel signs are excellent candidates for any environment that require sterilization such as hospital signage. Also the steel signs can be additionally used as magnetic dry erase boards.
“We are excited to bring large-format dye-sublimated boards to the wholesale market,” says Oliveras. “The amount of ways these panels can be used and marketed is remarkable.” SignCenter is anticipating this signage to create more opportunities for exhibit and display houses, sign shops, and print brokers.
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