Matt Mai has heard two layman’s descriptions of the new large-format printer at Golden Belt Printing II, 1125 281 Bypass. And he agrees with both.
One description is the machine is comparable to a Swiss Army knife because of its multiple functions.
The other is the new equipment is the Rolls Royce of the large-format printing industry.
“This new printer is definitely the go-to machine for decals, signs and banners, as well as our vehicle wraps,” said Mai, graphic artist. “And it can handle anything in between.
“This is a replacement machine that greatly enhances our capabilities,” Mai added. “There are many new functions that can satisfy our customers’ requests.”
The Roland TrueVIS 64-inch printer also is faster and more convenient for the operator, “which means we can finish a client’s project more quickly than in the past,” Mai commented.
For example, the machine is equipped with clamps that don’t interfere with sheet-cutting.
“We no longer have to constantly remove these clamps during a project,” Mai said. “They are built in.”
The graphic artist also is impressed with the “greatly enhanced color gambit. We now have six colors, instead of the usual four, and numerous shadings of all these colors.
“The printer can make signage that really pops,” Mai said. “We can share your message on many types of signs using media such as magnetic, aluminum and acrylics.
“Vehicles wraps are very popular but we can do other types of wraps too,” he added. “If you want it wrapped, we can wrap it. I heard of an instance in which a piano was wrapped to change it from black to red for a Christmas program.”
Wraps can be a solid color, print or pattern, along with the text.
In addition to the printer, Mai and his team also now have a new laminator and plotter for cutting.
“The laminator allows a variety of finishes such as glossy, matte, satin and the linen look,” Mai said. “We can also work with an artist’s canvas. The laminator and plotter complement the large printer’s capabilities.”
Golden Belt Printing works hand-in-hand with Office Products Inc.; Kenny and Terry Vink co-own both businesses.
“We work with OPI’s Copy Center, which can professionally handle many smaller projects,” Mai explained. “We do a majority of the heavy production.”
Golden Belt Printing’s products also include mailings, envelopes, letterhead, forms, booklets, flyers, brochures and business cards with or without protective coating.