Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Graphics One Announces Agreement for New Digital Flatbed Cutter

Perfect Combo for Packaging and POP Display Markets

Graphics One and Crescent Cardboard are pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement for the Valiani line of flatbed cutters and the GO F-24 UV Small Format Printer. The agreement is reciprocal and Crescent will bundle the F-24 with its cutters and GO will bundle the various flatbed cutters offered through Crescent. The target markets for these systems is packaging and POP graphics.

The Valiani Mat Pro Ultra V flatbed cutter series comes equipped with a camera for crop mark detection to perform contour cutting, creasing, digital die cutting and other advanced capabilities found in flatbed cutters costing far more. At $31,995 list, the Mat Pro Ultra 40” by 60” flatbed cutter comes with V-Studio control software, OptiCrop camera software for precise cutting and M3 Packaging Creator software for packaging prototyping. When combined with the GO F-24 UV the Mat Pro Ultra V cutter is able to take F-24 images and quickly convert the printed images into packaging, POP displays, signage or a variety of other prototypes on cardboard, matboard, chipboard, foam board, gator board and other types of substrates.

Chris Hosey, General Manager North American Operations Crescent / Valiani, said, “we are excited to be able to work with Graphics One with the GO F-24 UV bundle and we believe the Ultra flatbed cutters offer a new capability for packaging prototypes and POP displays not available in the market today. At complete system of flatbed cutter and printer lists for approximately $60,000,  and there is no other solution at this price point like it.”

According to Dan Barefoot, President Graphics One, “the combination of both the Mat Pro Ultra V and GO F-24 UV Flatbed offers a great solution. We expect this bundle to set a new standard for value and ease-of-use. As part of the agreement, GO is now an authorized support and repair center for the Ultra V line and will be providing support for both North and Latin America. Barefoot added, “We are excited to be working with one of the world’s largest producers of paper and board products for the graphics market. We believe this is an ideal situation to be able to utilize the strengths of both companies.”

Both the Valiani Mat Pro Ultra V and the GO F-24 UV Small Format Flatbed Inkjet printer are shipping. Both products will be available through the Crescent Cardboard and the Graphics One respective distribution channels.

To see a video of the Mat Pro Ultra V in action, please go to: GO / Valiani Ultra Mat Pro Ultra V


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