Gerber Innovations - 3/15/2010
Gerber Scientific Products Will Highlight the New Solara ionZ and M
Turbo Cutting System at ISA
Gerber Scientific Products, a worldwide leader in sign making and specialty graphics systems headquartered in
South Windsor, Connecticut, will highlight their new Solara ionZTM wide format UV flatbed printer and M Turbo
Cutting System at the International Sign Association’s International Sign Expo 2010 in Orlando, Florida in April at
The Solara ionZ is the newest high-resolution model of Gerber’s popular wide format UV flatbed printer. With
over 300 units installed worldwide, the Solara ionZ utilizes Gerber’s breakthrough GerberCAT™ cationic UV ink
technology for unmatched ink flexibility and adhesion. Used in conjunction with the system’s Cold Fire Cure™
technology, these inks allow printing on heat-sensitive and paper-based products like biodegradable and recycled
sign board, a unique green feature.
In addition to the tremendous value the Solara ion range brings for its owners in terms of growing sales at better
margins, the environmental benefits of these products fit perfectly with ISA’s 2010 “green” theme. The Solara
ion’s Cold Fire Cure system cures using UV lamps that create no ozone, with less energy during printing than
other high temperature UV curable systems. This lower cure temperature allows the Solara ion to print on a
wide array of paper-based materials, adding to the opportunities to eliminate waste through direct-to-rigid printing.
In addition, the Gerber Solara ion releases no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) into the air.
Gerber will also highlight an addition to its M Series family of digital die cutters, the M Turbo Cutting System.
The M Turbo Cutting System employs a powerful 1kw router that cuts, creases and routs aluminum up to
0.080” and acrylic and wood up to 0.75”. Working together with the Solara ion and other leading flat bed printers
to offer a seamless print-to-cut solution for POP or other dimensional signage, the M Series can be purchased
as a complete turnkey system for one reasonable price that includes everything needed to begin production.
Visitors to Gerber’s booth will also see demonstrations of exciting new ways the EDGE FX™ printer can be used
to increase sales and improve margins in today’s challenging economy. The EDGE FX is the easy-to-use
solution for sign makers who want to quickly produce highly customized short-run graphics. Come see how
current EDGE owners are producing lucrative jobs many sign shops had never thought of before, and get a
preview of new capabilities in the upcoming Omega 4.0 release. Stop by Gerber Scientific Products’ booth
to take advantage of our specials and promotions, and let us show you print-to-cut solutions that will
revolutionize your business.