Shepard Exposition Services acquired an in-house fabric printer and CNC digital cutter. These major technology investments will enable Shepard to offer its customers affordable pricing on large-scale, seamless graphics and 3D modeling, making a sizeable impact on its visual presence at events.
“We’ve had an outpouring of positive response from our customers who have already started utilizing these new tools,” said Richard Maples, executive vice president, sales, Shepard. “Fabric printing and CNC technology are not cutting-edge technologies, but the ability to offer it at affordable prices is what makes this acquisition so big for our customers. Outsourcing these services was very expensive to the customer, so we’re happy to be able to make this accessible to everyone.”
Both pieces of technology were purchased directly off the show floor at SGIA 2014, a specialty graphics conference, managed by the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA). Shepard serves as the general contractor for SGIA and through their partnership; they were able to experience live demonstrations of the latest graphic printing technologies directly on the show floor, making their decision to invest that much easier. The tools were bought through Global Imaging, a distributor of commercial digital print systems.
The IMPULSA Eos126 DS 3.2 meter textile fabric printer offers the latest in innovative fabric printing with complete print-to-sublimate capabilities, for fast, high-quality soft signage printing. The CNC digital cutters latest camera-guided cutting and routing technologies allow for the precise and fast production of eye-catching shapes and unusual materials. Both offer major enhancements to the visual impact of a booth or onsite signage and creative elements.
Shepard will continue to invest in technologies and tools to cut costs and improve the experience of their customers.