Anderson/LA, a Consolidated Graphics Company, Installs EFI VUTEk GS5000r
FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anderson/LA, a
Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:CGX) company based in Los Angeles, and EFI™
(Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation,
announced today that Anderson/LA has installed two additional,
state-of-the-art EFI VUTEk^® GS5000r five-meter UV roll-to-roll printers. The
new printers join another VUTEk GS5000r, as well as VUTEk GS3200, QS3200 and
3360 model printers already installed at Anderson/LA, providing the additional
throughput capacity needed to provide top-quality indoor and outdoor graphics
for national retail and restaurant accounts.
Anderson/LA, which provides leading national restaurants, retailers and
Hollywood movie studios with offset print, digital print and fulfillment
services, is one of the first companies in North America to operate three
VUTEk GS5000r printers. The announcement was made at emerge^® 2013,
Consolidated Graphics' annual customer solutions conference taking place April
30 through May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.
Several additional Consolidated Graphics companies around the country also
operate VUTEk printers. And, the majority of Consolidated Graphics companies
use print MIS software provided by EFI's Productivity Software group, part of
a relationship between CGX and EFI that extends back more than 15 years.
"The GS5000r's width gives us the versatility we need, and all six of our
machines are calibrated to each other to provide the same quality from
multiple devices," said Luke Westlake, President of Anderson/LA. "With our
current footprint of EFI printers, we can run 15, five-foot rolls at a time to
meet our customers' most demanding production needs and produce any national
The ability to print materials consistently across multiple devices and
locations has become increasingly important for national retailers, which tap
Anderson/LA and its fellow Consolidated Graphics companies to fulfill signage
and graphics needs across North America.
"Our customers who have hundreds or thousands of locations benefit from our
investments in best-in-class digital production and color management
technologies, which ensure high-quality brand color reproduction, with
higher-volume productivity," said James W. Hill, Executive Vice President,
Technology and Procurement for Consolidated Graphics.
Premium quality and production flexibility
The superwide format VUTEk GS5000r roll-to-roll UV printer opens new doors for
print shops that need the highest image quality for premium-margin
applications, and production-level speeds for commercial graphics and
long-term outdoor graphics. The flexible printer produces high-end
point-of-purchase materials, high-speed billboards and everything in-between.
For color-critical, close-viewing indoor graphics used at retailers and
restaurants Anderson/LA services, the VUTEk GS5000r offers ultra-high quality
printing with resolutions up to 1,000 dots per inch. When producing durable
prints needed in fleet graphics and other outdoor applications, the GS5000r
also has the benefit of being the only five-meter UV printer that has its
output covered by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty when using co-branded EFI and 3M inks
and printing on 3M flexible media.
"EFI has worked closely with Consolidated Graphics and Anderson/LA to deliver
VUTEk UV inkjet offerings that provide a true competitive difference in
superwide format printing capabilities," said Scott Schinlever, senior vice
president and general manager of EFI's Inkjet Solutions. "The VUTEk GS5000r
printer is an ideal platform to expand Consolidated Graphics' national,
high-end signage production offering."
Anderson/LA also has the advantage of bi-directional communication between its
VUTEk printers and EFI Fiery^® raster image processors (RIPs) for better job
processing and management. The robust processing capability speeds throughput
for a number of jobs that come to Anderson/LA from other Consolidated Graphics
companies, such as one-off posters and other products that require fast RIPing
to keep Anderson/LA's high-volume production operations running smoothly.
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About Consolidated Graphics
Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, is one of North
America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing
businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, Prague, and Gero,
Japan, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities,
and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations
in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and
responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and
technological advantages of a large national organization. Consolidated
Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing
capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital
footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing
capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and
industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and
management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve
their results. For more information, visit www.cgx.com.
EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and
services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in
Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful
integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide,
wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow,
web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and
mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and
share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to
increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.
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