Louisville, Colorado-based Global Imaging, a value-added reseller and integrator of wide- and grand-format printing systems, announces that it has struck a deal with Belgium-based Summa, providers of Summa-branded vinyl cutters, flatbed cutters, thermal printers and related media and materials.
Under the arrangement, Global Imaging will become a reseller for the Summa L3214 laser cutting machine that the Belgian company recently unveiled at Fespa 2019 in Munich.
As the demand for textile printing has continued to increase in the U.S., so has the need for a dedicated device that would finish the end-product with a sealed edge, Global Imaging says, adding that until now, textile finishing has been done with additional cutting machinery or simple manual labor, using scissors or a hot knife—neither of which are clean, fast, cost-effective or scalable.
Summa has been making textile finishing equipment for 20 years, and as they moved into grand-format it was a natural fit for Global’s textile product portfolio, the Colorado company says.
“When we curate new products for our portfolio, we consider how the products will affect the top-line revenue or bottom-line profits for our customer’s businesses” says Greg Lamb, CEO of Global Imaging. “We felt that because of the cleanliness, the speed and the dedication to fabric, this product could dramatically lower the cost of textile finishing for our customers.”