When Nathalie Castonguay and her mother Suzanne Hébert founded Graphitek ten years ago, their first printer was an HP. Since then, the Victoriaville-Quebec-based shop has grown.
It recently acquired more proven HP technology – the Scitex Fb700 to boost the company’s capacity and extend its territory. Graphitek specializes in large-format printing, especially for kiosks, but also offers digital and laser printing, printing on cars and graphics services.
“We chose this printer because we do a lot of printing on rigid materials. The width of the printer provides us with more flexibility in the size of materials, and the print quality is still excellent,” says Castonguay. “The 98″ width will let us print large formats more easily with less handling, and thereby improves speed and performance.”
Graphitek co-owners Nathalie Castonguay (left) and her mother Suzanne Hébert.
Printing on glass or with white ink is another innovative function, which will set the company apart from its competition. The printer’s green design was also a factor in their decision.
“In the past, to print on Coroplast, we had to first print on a thin film of vinyl, which was then affixed to the Coroplast. This step is eliminated with the new printer, meaning we can print directly on the Coroplast. The ecological aspect is important to us because this is an increasing concern for our customers,” explains Castonguay.
More information: www.graphitek.ca. and www.hp.ca.