SAi launches new Flexi-powered traffic signage software in collaboration with 3M

SA International (SAi, Salt Lake City, Utah), a leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing, and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, in collaboration 3M, has launched FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition – a design-to-output traffic signage software powered by SAi’s Flexi software. The new solution is compatible with HP 300 and 500 Series Printers and combines Flexi’s feature-rich capabilities with six ASTM traffic signage colours. Enabling the output of signage that complies with rigorous global regulations, FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition allows print businesses to increase revenues and enhance their competitive edge by adding traffic-compliant signage to their application offerings.

Steve Ball.
Steve Ball.

“Traffic signage must comply with stringent global colour requirements, which can make production of these types of applications a daunting task,” said Steve Ball, Director of Strategic Business Development at SAi. “With pre-set 3M Traffic spot colours, FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition enables users to meet these specifications. Additionally, the comprehensive yet easy-to-use solution simplifies the overall production process by eliminating the guesswork and time-consuming bottleneck of manually programming CMYK into third-party software. This allows users to improve workflow efficiencies and accelerate their time-to-market,” he added.

The new solution is compatible with HP 300 and 500 Series Printers.
The new software solution is compatible with HP 300 Series and 500 Series Printers.

The new software guarantees traffic colour output on selected 3M substrates and HP Latex large-format printers. With the ability to automate common job preparation processes, users can streamline production operations to enhance their overall workflow. The software also includes Interactive Tiling and Automated and Manual Nesting, which enables businesses to reduce costs by optimizing material usage and minimizing waste. Other capabilities include the option to simultaneously drive two wide-format printers, ensuring maximum throughput. “With a minimal investment required compared to competing software, it makes traffic signage accessible to all print business regardless of their size,” the company added. FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition installs on Windows Versions 7, 8 and 10 and can be purchased from SAi resellers worldwide.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.