Merritt Graphics Big Color Division increases offerings with a new, 5-meter-wide MATAN hybrid printer.

Technology continues to revolutionize the printing industry. It seems every day there is a newer, bigger, better, or faster printer, workflow management system, color calibration system, or web-to-print program. These advancements raise the bar in terms of increasing production, lowering operating costs, and offering more diversity to printers and in turn their clients. MATAN recently raised the bar even higher, with a new, state-of-the-art printer that the company is calling “Super Wide at its Best.”

The MATAN 8QW is a high definition, 8-color (including white), hybrid printer (meaning it prints roll to roll or direct to substrates). It uses optical camera registration for perfect double-sided printing. The MATAN is versatile and suited for all types and sizes of applications, both indoor and outdoor. It produces top-quality prints, at superior production velocity, for products such as: point-of-purchase (POP) displays, indoor decorations, backlit signs, exhibition graphics, outdoor billboards, fleet graphics, and building wraps. The grand-format white printing capability further expands profitable printing opportunities.

Merritt Graphics, located in East Hartford, Connecticut, is the grand-format printing division of Joseph Merritt Company headquartered in Hartford, CT. The company currently serves markets including: Out of Home and Transit, POP, Indoor & Retail graphics, Vehicle graphics, Event Exhibit & Venue graphics and Custom Sign fabrication. Production in these areas can be demanding with over-sized projects and tight deadlines.

Merritt has been at the forefront of the print revolution and continues to lead in grand-format color printing. When the company found that their current equipment couldn’t manage all the types and sizes of incoming jobs, Merritt purchased a custom MATAN 8QW to satisfy these demands. It is currently one of two in the United States configured as a five-meter-wide hybrid printer.

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