Graphic Art Mart is now exclusively selling Massivit 3D printers in Australia, launching the partnership at this year’s Visual Impact show in Sydney, which kicked off today.
Graphic Art Mart’s stand at the show is displaying one of 14 giant 3D printed rugby players printed by Sydney sign and display company Composite Images for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. In a partnership with Graphic Art Mart, Composite Images is demonstrating the machine to other printers.
Jessica Tailby, marketing manager, Graphic Art says, “We have just gotten exclusive distribution of Massivit in Australia. The Massivit 1800 can print up to 1.8m tall, and about 1.5m across in each direction. We have this big rugby player here to demonstrate the capabilities of the printer.”
“We are taking some customers out from the show that are interested to see a unit sitting in Composite Images, they are going to do some demonstrations. I imagine it will be suitable across a range of industries.”
Previously, the Massivit printer had been distributed by Photo Electronics Services (PES), when it first came to Australia.
The company is also launching its Work Hard Play Hard competition for customers at the trade show, along with a new CWT flatbed applicator table and vehicle wrapping solutions.
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Tailby says, “We have just started a competition with Avery Dennison and Mactac which is the Work Hard Play Hard promotion, it is running until the end of November. Customers can spend a minimum of $50 to go into the draw to win their choice for first prize, either a Nissan Navara Ute, a Harley Davidson motorcycle with a value of $35,000.
“Second prize is a $5,000 Flight Centre travel voucher and third prize is a Red Balloon gift voucher valued at around $2,500. We have also have monthly prizes in September, October and November, which will also be Red Balloon vouchers.
“It is the primary theme for the stand this year, we have a Navara and a couple of Harleys on display for people to come and see and we have live vehicle wrapping on the stand. It started in the beginning of September and we have had a lot of uptake, which is great. We will see how it continues going in the next two months.
“We have a new platinum CWT table. We actually launched this at the Brisbane show, that was our prototype, this is the new and improved final version. It is a flatbed applicator table, the reason this one is better than the others is that it has new adjustable legs so you can raise or lower the height.
“If you are short like me, you can lower the table down and reach everything easily while you are working. If you are taller, you can raise the table bed and reduce strain on your back, improve user ergonomics and reduces some of that fatigue that the body has, by leaning across something so large.
“We also have a couple of vehicle wrapping solutions from Avery Dennison. There is a paint protection film called the SPFSI, which is Avery’s top protection film, it is a fantastic product. We also have some new chrome finishes we are demonstrating at the show this week including a matte silver.
“There is also a soon to be released printable reflective film that can go on vehicles, it is a new product that can conform to all of the curves on a car, as well as flat applications, which suits emergency vehicles for example. The demonstrations that we are showing is an exclusive to the show this week.”
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