Graphics Universal Continues on Growth Path – Adds Latest in High Volume Digital Label Printing Technology

Greencastle, PA – May 16, 2017   Mid-Atlantic based Graphics Universal Incorporated, a high-quality, best cost provider of pressure sensitive and cut & stack labels announced today its purchase of the Domino N610i digital label, 7 color printing press.

“We continue to experience solid year over year growth in our label business”, remarked Garon Gembe, Owner and President of Graphics Universal Inc. “We chose the Domino solution due to its impressive track record for up-time and consistent high quality output. We’ve set a high bar in our region for quality and service, it’s imperative that the new print technology we add can support our high demands.”

A leader in the ink jet printer industry, Domino brings its proprietary i-Tech intelligent print jetting assemblies and Kyocera technology to deliver the highest UV curable ink jet native print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi. In addition, the Domino N610i combines its high quality output with the flexibility offered by rapid job change, digital technology. With printing speeds of up to 246 ft. per minute, the N610i print engine delivers over 7,300 feet or 64,400 four inch labels running 3 up in the 30 minutes it takes a flexographic press operator to complete the needed set-up to run a new job.

“The N610i not only delivers high production speeds to meet tight deadlines but it does so while producing superior quality and in the most cost effective manner. “ Gembe continued, “Industry leading value … it’s what our client-partners have come to expect from us and what we enjoy delivering.”

For more than 50 years, Graphics Universal has supplied industry-best design, commercial and label printing and fulfillment services. Contact us today at 717-597-3108 to learn how your organization can benefit from Graphic Universal’s growing arsenal of leading edge digital print technology.

Purple Deck Media is an all-in-one solutions provider that specializes in a cloud based software that bridges the gap between the physical and the virtual world. Their leading mobile product – MobileDeck™ – provides the fastest way to quickly create and deploy native mobile applications. Their cloud management platform for NFC (Near Field Communication) and IoT (Internet of Things) – TapLive™ – provides a way to streamline content delivery, information gathering, and much more. Purple Deck’s platform provides a way to develop custom solutions tailored to a variety of industries. As a company they strive to see a future in which access to information can be available easily and effortlessly without the need to search. They believe that in the near future, all objects that we come across will be NFC enabled.

NFC technology complements today’s contactless technologies. It makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. In a world of interactivity, the power of Purple Deck Media enhances each marketing vertical and tools to achieve solutions. Areas such as data assembly and exchange, access control, health care, loyalty and coupons, transportation, payments, consumer knowledge, and so much more are more accessible and simplified with NFC technology.

Purple Deck Media is announcing their partnership with Graphics Universal and the creation of interactive paper products through NFC (Near Field Communication). By connecting print and digital media to one another, there are infinite possibilities for content delivery through NFC. Purple Deck Media’s content delivery and management system allows you to have full control over the experience a user has when they tap their NFC enabled device. This technology can be used to deliver a website, file, video, contact information, and more. NFC will allow print media to tie videos to marketing collateral – it will enable consumers to be prompted to a videos, extra information, and so on with a simple touch of their cellphone to any paper product. NFC can turn a simple label into an interactive video. It will also add security to different paper products. With this technology, print media is quickly evolving and becoming a bigger part of today’s society.

Garon Gembe, President of Graphics Universal, stated that, “I think it’s a great opportunity between our two companies to work together and be a part of this cutting edge technology. We are able to incorporate both of our industries – print and electronic – to bring value to the end consumer.”

Mark Witman, Director of Key Accounts & BD, expressed his excitement for NFC-enabled print media by stating that, “We’re excited about the convergence between print and digital media and the way that NFC provides that opportunity. Specifically with regards to labels; NFC allows us to bring that label to life.”

Nathan Neil, COO of Purple Deck Media, stated that, “At Purple Deck Media we imagine a world where all objects are interactive and our partnership with Graphics Universal is part of that. In having labels, paper products and catalogues become interactive, we can bridge the gap between what we physically have in front of us and the virtual world.” 

Graphics Universal Incorporated To Celebrate its 50th Anniversary

Greencastle, PA August 26, 2015:  Graphics Universal Incorporated, a leading provider of innovative print solutions to the quad state region and beyond is pleased to announce that it will commemorate 50 years of providing quality printing services on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Incorporated in 1965 as The Morrison Press on North Carlisle Street in Greencastle, the business was acquired by Gary Gembe and rebranded as Graphics Universal Incorporated in 1977. The company relocated to its present 30,000 sq. ft. facility at 25 Commerce Avenue in 1983.

Garon Gembe (Owner and President) remarked, “Our 50th anniversary is an important and exciting milestone for both our employees and customers. It speaks to the value of our print solutions that have evolved and weathered the test of time and to a loyal and ever growing customer group.”

Well known for customer service excellence and high quality printing services, “Graphics” has grown significantly in size and scope since it was launched as a small, quick printer in 1965. Today it serves clients from the mid-Atlantic states north to Massachusetts, west to Wisconsin and California, and south to the Carolina’s and Georgia. It’s capabilities are well diversified and include complete design and prepress services, digital, wide format, offset, flexographic printing and finishing services. In addition, Graphics also provides its client-partners with innovative solutions such as direct mailing, branded storefronts, fulfillment and inventory management.

Mr. Gembe also commented, “We are planning quite a celebration to commemorate this special occasion. We’ve invited current and former employees, customers, vendors and local dignitaries to our open house and anniversary celebration on September 1.” Gembe continued, “We’ve been hearing of the demise of ink on paper for some time and we continue to grow and expand. Its obvious to me that our good fortune today is the direct result of the hard work of current and former staff, a dedicated & loyal customer base and the great foundation of faith that my parents established this business on.”

Celebrating  50 years of service to the quad-state region and beyond, Graphics Universal provides industry-best design, commercial and label printing and fulfillment services. Contact us today at 717-597-3108 to learn how your organization can benefit from Graphic Universal’s growing list of high value print solutions.

Graphics Universal Announces Installation of Leading Edge Technology

Greencastle, PA March 17, 2015:  Graphics Universal Incorporated, a leading provider of innovative print solutions to the quad state region is pleased to announce the latest additions to its growing list of leading edge digital printing technology.

“We’ve been very busy updating our equipment list the past several months,” stated Garon Gembe, President, “Since January we’ve installed an Esko Automation Engine Workflow, an Esko CDI Spark 2530 computer to plate, platesetter and two Ricoh 7110 full-color digital printers.

The Esko workflow and platesetter are key technology enhancements to our pre-press workflow that enable us to maintain our high quality and consistency levels as we scale our operation. The Ricoh 7110’s are the first to be installed in the region. They provide offset level quality and a range of variable printing and finishing capabilities, including a square backed, saddle stitch binding that simulates a perfect binding at a fraction of the cost.

Gembe continued, “I must commend my production management team for the level of due diligence they provide me when we make these investments. Truth be told, it is one of the primary reasons we have been able to consistently make sound technology investments and maintain our leadership position for so many years.”

For more than 50 years, Graphics Universal has supplied industry-best design, commercial and label printing and fulfillment services. Contact us today at 717-597-3108 to learn how your organization can benefit from Graphic Universal’s growing list of leading edge digital printing technology.