Sign manufacturers are fast migrating to new markets where production machinery already installed for core manufacturing activities can be used to create vital new revenue streams. Nowhere is this more evident than in the potentially lucrative market for print wear and promotional products.
A company that is enabling sign manufacturers to open up new market opportunities is Graphtec GB with its range of plotter/cutters and the PolyDrop 3D doming system.
The plotter/cutters that are already being used for mainstream sign and graphic applications can also be used to process a vast range of additional materials used in the print wear and promotional products sector.
Typically these can include materials like flex, flock, vinyl, rhinestone and fabrics used for a wide range of personalised apparel and promotional items and gifts. The machines have been designed for very fine-detail work involving text as small as three millimetres in height, making them particularly suited to the cutting of flock and flex.
Included in the range of Graphtec plotter/cutters are the flagship FC8000 for companies with higher productivity levels, the latest CE6000 that shares many of the same production capabilities but at a lower cost and the Silhouette CAMEO and Portrait desktop cutters.
All of the machines feature Graphtec's renowned ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark System) facility that ensures ultimate cutting precision on fine and frequently problematical materials used in the print wear and promotional products industry. Supporting these cutters and enabling brilliant 3D effects to be added is the PolyDrop resin doming system.
Director of Graphtec GB, Phil Kneale comments: "We are witnessing many sign companies, particularly two- and three-person operations, moving into the print wear and promotional products market on the basis that 90 per cent of the equipment installed can be used to tap into this potentially lucrative new business sector."
"Using a Graphtec plotter/cutter, an equally inexpensive heat press and the PolyDrop 3D doming system, sign companies have all that is required to maximise the potential for new business that now exists in the print wear and promotional products sector."
For further information, visit the website www.graphtecgb.co.uk or telephone 01978 666700.