Forward Signs installs Agfa Jeti Mira LED Printer from Agfa Graphics Canada

From left are Forward Signs’ HongYan Jia (Technician), Simon Ho (President) and Chun Liu (Plastic Department Head) beside the Agfa Jeti Mira 2732.

Forward Signs, a full-service sign solutions provider with clients across Canada and the U.S., has purchased an Agfa Jeti Mira 2732 wide-format flatbed printer from Agfa Graphics Canada. Starting as a signage company in 1986 serving small businesses in Toronto, Forward Signs now has a team of 100 employees and operates from a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility in Scarborough, Ontario. Serving businesses, industries and government – including retail, healthcare, education, real estate and transit – the company specializes in way-finding and digital signs, metal cladding, on-site installations, in-house design and much more.

“We’re currently expanding our way-finding business for the government, hospital, commercial and infrastructure sectors,” said Founder and President Simon Ho. “Our new Jeti Mira will make us much more cost-competitive and bring added efficiencies to our production floor. It will help us to meet ongoing unique customer demands – especially from our architectural, contractor and designer clients. The 2732 will also improve our existing fabrication process, as it can print with high quality directly onto fabrics, glass, acrylic, wood and more.”

The Jeti Mira is a moving-gantry flatbed printer that can print on X and Y axes with precision, while producing quality prints up to 2.69 metres wide in six colours and white, with optional 3D varnish or primer. It features LED curing lamps, advanced 3D Lens Technology and a roll-to-roll option. Seven-picolitre ink droplets produce detailed images and razor-sharp text – even down to 4-point type, positive and reverse. The Jeti Mira’s Print & Prepare mode enables loading on one side of the table while the other side is printing. The flatbed also offers major advantages in terms of performance, ROI, costs, maintenance and the environment.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.