Gandinnovations - 7/31/2008
Jeti 1224 is Proven Workhorse
Burlington, Ontario - July 31, 2008 - As the Burlington-based FASTSIGNS Company embarks on its twelfth
year, the center plans to gain additional momentum within the market and attributes its future growth projections
to the purchase and installation of a Jeti 1224 True UV Flatbed printer from Gandinnovations. The Burlington-
based FASTSIGNS is the first within the network of more than 530 franchise centers worldwide to purchase
the Jeti 1224 UV printer and expect that others will soon follow.
The Burlington-based company has a solid reputation as a market leader and trendsetter. In 2007 the Burlington
FASTSIGNS center became the first ever Canadian FASTSIGNS to be inducted into the FASTSIGNS
International Pacesetters group, which signifies the top 20 highest achieving FASTSIGNS centers worldwide.
Frank Kent and his wife Mary opened the doors to their Burlington FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centre in
1996. Since then, the Kent’s and their family have spent every year working to develop and adapt their
business to meet the ever-changing needs of customers, while remaining current on the sign industry’s
rapidly evolving technologies and practices.
"The Jeti 1224 offers an unbeatable combination of print quality and speed within a very economical price
range," comments Frank Kent, president of Burlington FASTSIGNS.
With the ability to achieve a resolution of 1200 dpi, the Jeti 1224 UV printer produces high quality, photographic-
quality images and can print directly onto virtually any surface, faster and easier than any previous machine. In
addition to its superior print quality, color gamut and speed, the Jeti 1224 is designed for around-the-clock
production, allowing the centre to turn around high-volume orders more quickly than before.
"The sign climate is constantly changing, so we survey the market on an ongoing basis to stay knowledgeable
of the latest technologies and trends within the industry," adds Kent. "Deciding to invest in a new printer such
as this one took a lot of careful thought and research. The Jeti 1224 UV offered us the right combination of
durability, print quality and capacity that we required to meet the growing needs of our customers."
"The Jeti 1224 UV printer is an impressive addition to the Kent’s already high performance equipment lineup,"
said Jim Hunt, director of technical services at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "The new printer fits with the
hard work ethic of the Burlington FASTSIGNS team and has the potential to increase the centre’s capacity to
three times what it was before."
"Technology will come and go, but it is our loyal customer base that helps us continue in our success," says
Kent. "Moving forward our goal remains to provide everyone who passes through our doors with innovative,
cost-effective sign and graphic solutions."
The Jeti 1224 UV True Flatbed is a compact and economical flatbed specifically designed to give print shops
the versatility they need. The Jeti 1224 UV True Flatbed uses 24 Spectra print heads to produce high speed
graphics in 6 colors with 1200 dpi. The Jeti 1224 can achieve 40 sqm/hr (450 sqft/hr) in 6 pass production
mode. This true flatbed table using a linear motion to control movement ensures a perfect registration on rigid
and flexible materials every time.
The Jeti 1224 is designed for 24/7 productivity with a single operator intervention making easy loading and
unloading of large and heavy materials on the 4ft x 8ft print area. A strong vacuum table holds virtually any rigid
material in place up to 5 cm (2") in thickness. White ink and clear varnish mode; gives even more versatility.