Sydney based signage firm Coleman Group is the new owner of Australia’s first Massivit 1800 Pro 3D printer with the deal signed on the second last day of PrintEx19.
The 70-year-old company specialises in exhibition and event signage and was looking to add a new dimension to its offering.
Owners Glenn Coleman and Rod Peter told Sprinter, “It is a very exciting prospect, and something that will be quite common in the future. We like to be at the leading edge of the industry, and we think this is the perfect fit for our business.
“We do a lot of exhibition work, and see it as ideal for those clients. There will also be areas we have not even thought of yet.
“Adding a 3D element to our exhibition and event signage will open up more concepts for our clients.”
Graphic Art Mart WA branch manager Michael Liveris, says “We are delighted that the Coleman Group has invested in Australia’s first Massivit Pro 1800 3D printer. We look forward to their continued success.
“Massivit is leading the way with 3D printing technology, and revolutionising the way sign and graphics are produced.”
The printer is expected to be up and running by mid September.
The smaller version of the gigantic machine, the Massivit 1500, is on the Graphic Art Mart stand for its first showing on Australian soil since the company took over the distributorship of the Israeli built product in Australia in December 2018.
The 1800 Pro is the larger version of the product and comes with two print heads which lead to faster production times than the 1500 which operates with a single head layering the plastic layers to create a final product.
Coleman Group’s purchase takes to four the number of Massivit’s in the Australian market with one installed at Sydney’s Composite Images, another at Artcom Fabrications in Perth and a third in Victoria with Be Seen Technology.
Graphic Art Mart is also showing complete workflow solutions for using Mimaki and Roland technology for vinyland textile printing also on display.
A Mimaki UCJV 300 wide format inkjet press is also being demonstrated on the stand. The press uses UV curable inks which means no wait for drying and features layered print technology including four-layer and five-layer capabilities. The press has an integrated cut functionality which enables volume production of labels, decals, window clings, vehicle markings and more in each unit.
A Roland VG2 640 printer/cutter is also a feature and includes 40 technical enhancements including new orange TR2 ink and new colour management presets. Graphic Art Mart says Roland’s new automated print rollers mean the VG2 offers leading print and cut accuracy with all prints certified for quality and reliability with 3M and Avery.
The CWT Worktools Flatbed and a Forte Franklin Wide-Format Laminator are also being demonstrated on the 228 square metre stand.
A vehicle will also be on the stand to act as a blank canvas to display Graphic Art Mart’s vinyl wrap range from the Avery Dennison and Arlon ranges.
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