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February 29, 2016

Vanguard Digital Printing Systems Installs First VR5D Flatbed UV Inkjet Digital Printer

Pinnacle Custom Signs producing high quality output at reduced costs for their customers

Suwanee, GA — Vanguard Digital Printing Systems is proud to announce the first installation of its VR5D UV Digital flatbed printer at Pinnacle Custom Signs. Earlier this month, co-owners Don and Theresa Conklin installed the VR5D, Vanguard Digital Printing Systems flagship product, at their Buford, GA location. Within the first week they were able to more efficiently and effectively produce billable projects for one of their largest clients. The VR5D provides them the opportunity to meet their clients’ demands like never before.

Pinnacle Custom Signs is a full-service commercial sign company specializing in wide format print and produces a multitude of different signage, including both indoor and outdoor signage, trade show displays, POP signage, vehicle wraps, banners and more.

“We researched four different machines but we ultimately felt most confident with Vanguard’s product and aftermarket support. The Vanguard team guided us through the learning process and was with us every step of the way; they helped us from soup to nuts,” said Don Conklin, co-owner of Pinnacle Custom Signs. “We were very pleased with the high quality prints we saw from the VR5D. This quality output allows us to offer better signage at reduced costs,” added Theresa Conklin, co-owner of Pinnacle Custom Signs.

The VR5D utilizes a CMYK plus white ink system with the latest Ricoh Gen 5 print heads and features proprietary BandGUARDTM technology. BandGUARD Technology uses a symmetrical print head alignment (ymckw-wkcmy). By placing the same dot pattern in each direction this unique technology practically eliminates bi-directional and cure banding allowing owners of the VR5D to print better quality at faster speeds than other UV flatbeds in its class. The VR5D can be configured with 2-10 print heads. This offers adopters of the base model future scalability. The VR5D can easily be upgraded on-site (up 10 print heads) for increased speed and productivity. “We have found this model of scalability to be well received within the marketplace. Print service providers would much rather upgrade their existing equipment than dealing with the hassle of selling a used machine and purchasing another in an effort to gain more productivity,” said Jim Peterson Co-COO at Vanguard Digital.

The VR5D flatbed is designed to accommodate a full range of rigid, semi-rigid and flexible media up to 49” x 99” and 4” thick. All VR5D machines come standard with CureGUARDTM, an LED curing system with adjustable curing that allows users to print on the most heat-sensitive substrates. Another standard feature of the VR5D is StaticGUARDTM which reduces static electricity on media such as PVC, acrylics, corrugated plastic and any other static prone media.

“We are excited to have Don and Theresa as our first clients. We take great pride in bringing a unique printing device to the UV market; designed to be adaptable, affordable and upgradeable, so as our clients’ needs grow, the Vanguard Digital VR5D can grow with them,” said Dave Cich, co-founder, Vanguard Digital Printing Systems.

About Vanguard Digital Printing Systems
VAN•GUARD /van•gärd/ (noun): “A group of people leading the way in new developments and ideas” is what we have always believed in. Now we are making that definition even more of a reality.

We have designed a fresh new product, have a strong belief in what we are doing and want to include as many people as we can to be part of our group and our growth.

With industry leading features and two different upgradeable printer platforms, your success with Vanguard Digital Printing Systems will be quickly realized.

We look forward to working with you and your team in developing a mutually beneficial long term relationship.

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Vanguard Digital Printing Systems
3000A Shawnee Industrial Way, Suite 120
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 4049157524
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