Author - Josh Hartas

April 2020

Orange: The new spot colour

Expand the colour gamut and reproduce corporate colours even more accurately. The new swissQprint orange is now available for our LED flatbed printers and the roll to roll printer Karibu. This orange is probably the most vibrant one you have ever seen in UV printing. You may either combine it with the process colours  – the colour gamut in orange in red will expand significantly. Or you print it as spot colour with amazing results. See for yourself: The new orange complements...

Fine art and printing studio cuts medical protective equipment with Summa’s F1612 flatbed cutter

It seems like yesterday when Fine Art Printing studio, POV in Los Angeles was busier than ever, printing for artists and photographers. Fast forward, and the company is now manufacturing medical protective equipment (PPE) to assist in the well known and widely reported shortages due to the Coronavirus.  Soon after the virus breakout, the company realised they had stock on vital material and equipment in their studio to rapidly cut large volumes of fabric, clear vinyl and more. The company teamed up with local vendors and sewing contractors, as well as colleagues and friends. That is how they were able to...

April 2020

Webinar Replay | Quarantine your Signage business from Covid-19

Firstly, thank you to everyone who registered and connected to our Webinar this morning. Also, a huge thank you to Malisa Clarence from MBooks and Anil Puri from Chan & Naylor Business Coaching for their input and expertise. We are confident that everyone found the presentation informative. As promised during the webinar, below you will find all of the resources referenced in the webinar, including the actual presentations and the full video recording of the webinar. This is publicly available...

March 2020

Printer Shutdown Guides

Whilst we hope that during the current COVID-19 situation that our customers will be able to continue to trade as usual, it may become necessary for some to have to close for a period of time. Should you have to close your business temporarily, we have provided below documentation for a range of machines on the correct procedures for shutting down your machines for extended periods of time. Should you require any assistance, please contact the Pozitive service team -...

Inspiring cutting applications with Summa in the fight against COVID-19

In recent weeks we have seen the importance of communication in protecting people's health, and signage has proved to be indispensable. An even greater need turns out to be protective clothing against the coronavirus, such as mouth masks and aprons. All of these are applications where Summa's cutting technologies can help. Therefore, as the coronavirus is continuing to spread across the globe, Summa wants to use its resources to help to minimize the impact of the outbreak as much as...

swissQprint Greentech

swissQprint large format printers, like the country they hail from, are noted for high tech. "swissQprint Greentech" summarises the Swiss manufacturer's strategic harnessing of technologies and processes in the cause of environmental protection. Customer benefit and environmental compatibility are equally high priorities in developing the large format printers, a principle that takes its firm place in the Swiss company's mission statement. "swissQprint Greentech" shows how this works in practice. The result is that swissQprint users attain high added value with...

March 2020

Nyala: best-seller in Western Europe for the 5th time

Infosource says that the swissQprint Nyala was once again the best-selling large format printer in its class in Western Europe in 2019 – for the fifth year running. In second place: the swissQprint Impala. For the fifth time, swissQprint Nyala tops the statistics compiled by Geneva-based market research company Infosource. According to them, the 3.2×2 metre flatbed printer is the most popular in the class "UV flatbed/hybrid printers >60" (152.4 cm) wide in the EUR 130,000-500,000 price segment" compared to...

February 2020

User Report: Pronate in constant change

The introduction of a swissQprint large format printer has taken this digital printing company a big step forward. It has expanded the product portfolio and significantly increased both productivity and efficiency. And it is now targeting new markets. “The combination of quality, productivity and user-friendliness is unique with swissQprint”, says Takashi Masuda, the production manager. Nyala has quadrupled the output in digital printing. The relative ink consumption has been reduced, and so have operating costs in general compared to the...

First swissQprint Karibu in North America Assured growth for Super Sign Mart

The swissQprint flatbed printer commissioned in August 2019 marked a turning point for Super Sign Mart of Louisiana. That machine was joined in December 2019 by Karibu, the swissQprint roll to roll printer – and the first such machine in North America. These investments mean assured growth for the family business. "We have long been on the lookout for a reliable, user-friendly and economical solution," says Super Sign Mart CEO Todd Davis. "And since August 2019, we have one." Over...

February 2020

First Summa flatbed cutter ever sold continues to be trustworthy partner for finishing

It is already 9 years ago since Summa sold its very first flatbed cutter ever to its Italian distributor, SofTeam Srl, who then sold it to their customer M.B. Trading Srl in Italy.  We had the chance to talk with Mr Giampaolo Maffei, who is in charge of the digital equipment at M.B Trading Srl, and asked him about his experience. Versatility and high precision for a perfect finish M.B. Trading Srl is a company that is active in the field of printing for industrial decorations...