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Gerber Innovations - 1/30/2007

Upgrade for Gerber Scientific's Solara UV2 Hybrid Inkjet Printer

South Windsor, CT. - Gerber Scientific Products introduces an exciting new upgrade for its SOLARA UV2" 
hybrid inkjet printer. This upgrade builds on the solid platform of the GSP®'s successful inkjet technology. The 
SOLARA UV2’s hybrid design allows it to quickly switch from a roll-to-roll to a flatbed printer. It can print on a 
variety of materials up to 60" (152cm) wide including rigid materials up to ½" (13mm) thick.

"GSP has an on-going commitment to inkjet innovation," commented Curt Brey, Director of Digital Solutions, 
Gerber Scientific Products. "This commitment has resulted in the enhanced SOLARA UV2 which offers 
expanded capabilities and increased production capacity."

"While the SOLARA UV2 upgrade has many innovative features, its new full-bleed printing on rigid substrates 
may be the most significant." Brey continued, "Our customers asked for full-bleed printing and we listened. Now 
the Solara UV2 is even more versatile as it produces a wider-range of graphics that end-users want while 
contributing to the company's bottom line."

Full bleed printing is just part of this valuable upgrade. Included with the enhanced SOLARA UV2 are these 
exciting new features and enhancements:

Full Bleed Print Mode
Now print from edge to edge on many rigid materials up to 1/2" (13mm) thick within the SOLARA's 60" x 120" 
(152cm x 305cm) maximum print size.

Performance Print Mode
Increase production capacity using the new Two-Pass print function. Produce up to eighteen 4’ x 8’ (122cm x 
244cm) signs or two hundred 18" x 24" (46cm x 61cm) signs in a single day with high-quality print results.

Rest Mode
New machine operation mode rests the print heads after 60 minutes of idle time. Resting the print heads further 
extends the unmatched head life of the SOLARA UV2, and ensures the best possible print performance over 
the life of the printer.

Improved Troubleshooting
New intelligent error messages provide simple and easy solutions when troubleshooting printer operation, making 
an already user-friendly printer even easier to use.

Material Size Specification
For those few materials which the SOLARA UV2 can not measure with its laser-guided material scan system 
(i.e. clear acrylic with no backing), you can now easily specify exact material dimensions for a print job increasing 
accuracy and performance.

Vacuum Table Control
Not all materials need the support of the SOLARA’s robust vacuum system. Now you can control the vacuum 
manually when printing with light weight or other challenging materials such as cloth or scrimless banner. Vacuum 
control further increases the range and versatility of materials that can be printed on the SOLARA UV2.

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