Viscom 2010 a success for Grapo Technologies

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Grapo Technologies a.s., reported its newly-launched Manta Slim was the star of the show at Viscom in Frankfurt, Germany.

"Printers were very interested to see how the Manta Slim can make a huge difference to their product offering. Not only were they amazed by the quality produced and how easily the entry-level system could be operated but they were also impressed by the attractive price of €51,900," said Branislav Oravec, sales director. "There is nothing else like it on the market that offers such a good quality/ price balance."

Developed to easily enable printers to provide UV print to their customers without major financial investment, the space-saving Manta Slim takes up just half the footprint of its predecessor yet has a printing size of 2 x 1.5 metres. Using inks curable with UV lamps it can print at 720 dpi on the widest range of rigid materials, including foam board, cardboard, plastic, wood, metal, glass etc.

The system was also featured on key distributor Igepa Group's stand and Hamburg branch manager Uwe Becker commented on the advantages of the small sister to the market proven Gemini: "The Manta Slim is the perfect entry-level solution for start-up companies or screen printers who want to get into digital printing with an attractive price/ratio performance. The Viscom special offer price generated a lot of interest from show-goers."

Oravec added: "The initial response to the Manta Slim was very encouraging. Viscom has provided it with an excellent springboard into the market place and we were very pleased to see how excited our customers were about the possibilities the new system offers them."

Also garnering much visitor interest was the Grapo printer and Aristo cutter bundle offer. It was created to help end users establish a profit-enhancing final product workflow solution.

"This cooperation offers synergies for both companies,” said Michael Hock, market manager at Aristo in Hamburg. "And for us especially it is a door opener to new customers for Aristo in this very important market field of large format printing. Presenting the workflow with e.g. Caldera on Grapo's printers to Aristo's cutters shows all clients how easy it is to reach best results for their end-customers."

"Also our close co-operation with other market leaders such as the Caldera RIP increases the potential and performance of Grapo Technologies' UV printing systems, making them much more affordable for the global market," Oravec said. "We were also delighted with the number of sales leads received at the show and the fantastic opportunity we had to further cement some long standing relationships. At the same time we also met a variety of potential customers we aim to work more closely with in the future."