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Lloyd’s of Indiana recently acquired a Legend 72HUV from Digital Equipment Company, and will distribute the 72-in. wide UV-curable hybrid (roll-to-roll and flatbed) printer to the signmaking, wide-format printing, and commercial graphics markets. Lloyd’s of Indiana will also provide live demonstrations at its facility in Indianapolis.
Priced at under $80,000, the Legend 72HUV is engineered to meet and exceed the performance of printers priced over $250,000.
"Since our print shop installed the Legend 72HUV, we've seen wide-format printing costs reduced dramatically, with as much as 50 percent of supply costs and 80 percent of labor costs eliminated," says Garry Jones, CEO of Lloyd's of Indiana. "And, what really sets the Legend apart from other UV-curable printers is how it's built; it's print-shop tough. Other machines at the Legend's price point are built like lightweight office equipment,and have much higher suppy costs."
The Legend uses ColorWide UV-curable inks that allow printing on an endless variety of coated and uncoated materials, both roll and rigid, including foam boards, PVC boards, MDO, fabrics, vinyl, polycarbonate film, backlit film, vinyl, Coroplast, and aluminum.
The Legend 72HUV is designed to provide an uninterrupted production workflow, and includes a number of enhancements not found on other printers in its price range to ensure that users are able to produce a higher number of jobs each day on the wide assortment of signs and displays required for graphics packages.
Those features include the Legend’s automatic printhead maintenance system, its integrated roll handling system for quick changeover from rigid to roll material, the ability to print on unusually heavy materials and accommodate extra-large roll media, and the seamless integration of software and hardware driven by Onyx, the industry standard RIP.
“Lloyd’s of Indiana shares the same vision as Digital Equipment Company. Both companies believe in satisfying the customer’s needs first and finding ways to boost their production while lowering their costs, thereby increasing their profit margins and bottom line,” says Jason Metnick, director of strategic partnerships and acquisitions for Digital Equipment Company. “Both Lloyd’s of Indiana and Digital Equipment Company, working together, are dedicated to supplying the best product and the best service in the industry.”