Wider Than Ever at Charlotte MecklenburgJanuary 2014 By Julie Greenbaum
Another investment the Graphic Production Center recently made was the addition of a Konica Monilta KIPP C7800 wide-format color printer, purchased from Carolina Business Solutions. With four LED imaging heads providing 600x2,400-dpi resolution, it produces both classroom and sales materials for community clients, as well as banners.
“This press operates at a very competitive cost per copy and has software that allows the operator to calculate the cost and usage of raw materials,” Griffin says. “The operator enters in the parameters, and the software does the math.”
Griffin notes that he justified the purchase of the two wide-format printers to management by calculating the ROI, explaining how long the in-plant was going to keep the equipment and doing cost comparisons with outside service providers.
“I think that if you take the approach toward having a shop that has a diverse level of services, it’s a missing part of the puzzle,” concludes Griffin. “By providing wide-format capabilities, it’s not only profitable but can also lead to a lot of other opportunities for your shop. We are already seeing a return on investment in the short time we have operated the Fujifilm.”