GM Nameplate Announces Significant Upgrade to Capabilities with Addition of New Printing Press and Router

GM Nameplate, a leading custom manufacturing solutions provider, has announced the installation of a new printing and fabrication system to better serve its customers’ needs.

These additions are installed at GM Nameplate’s North Carolina division. The new systems expand the company’s digital printing technology and CNC fabrication expertise; now offering our customers the option to receive the benefits of digital printing on metal, wood or other rigid or flexible materials and substrates up to 1.2in thick. In addition, the press can print up to 126in by 63in allowing our customers to take advantage of large-format printing capabilities as well as POP materials and programs.

These new capabilities include an eight-color print head that allows precise matching of an extremely wide range of spot colors, as well as a four-color process. “Printing on most any substrate, even metal, glass or wood, provides new options to our customers as solutions to their graphic product needs that have not been available in the past,” stated Jack Sharrett, president of GM Nameplate’s Monroe, NC Division.

The unit features a full bed vacuum table that enables accurate printing on rigid materials weighing up to 178lbs and a bed size of 60in by 120in. It performs edge-to-edge and double-sided printing, allowing the efficient interchange between digital and screen-printing processes, and produces exceptional lenticular 3D imaging, while featuring an impressive print speed.

The fabrication system does not require tooling but only programming and utilizes optical registration for improved fabrication on plastics, vinyl, acrylics and aluminum from as small as .011in in thickness up to 1.2in thick. Multiple bit sizes and shapes provide an increased range of finishing options and improved workflow for GM Nameplate customers that are in need of a quick turn.

“This new equipment combines the durability of screen inks with the efficiency of digital printing, eliminating several labor steps in the process,” continued Sharrett. “Digital printing will not fit every opportunity, but this capability brings great value to our customers for fast, small volume, brilliant products we could not produce in the past. It also allows us to provide our customers the option of either low or high-volume production runs for quick turn, high-quality digital printing on parts that were previously only available through traditional print methods.”

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