Please don’t come to us looking for a burger and fries. Seriously, we even order out for company barbecues ever since one employee tried to sear a steak using the fuser in our Xerox C75.
Lucky for us, other people are better at the food-making process than we are. People who use quality, domain-specific tools and technologies like grills and ovens rather than repurposing copy machines. And lucky for those people, we make great signs and wall graphics, like the beautiful wood sign we created for Yellow Belly:
And the slick wall graphics we installed for Kyle’s Kitchen:
Lasers really get a bad rap.
Sometimes an evil empire uses them to blow up a planet. Sometimes they’re used against British spies, optionally in shark-mounted form. They’re used to aim everything from pistols to missiles. Cyborgs have them for… well, there’s probably a reason. And it’s probably bad.
Worst of all, these scientist-invented lasers are used by scientist-run planetariums to encourage our kids to do the drugs. There’s a science conspiracy here folks, and the laser is at the center of it.
But as it turns out, lasers can be used for good, too. Like cutting and etching beautiful wood boxes.
Let’s skip the pillow bit for now. It’s likely that most of us who aren’t Klingons understand the concept of pillows.
(Go ahead, imagine a Klingon pillow fight. The dishonor!)
So about the rotor thing. Those of us who have a passing familiarity with Earth languages might see the familiar word rotate there. Like going round and round.
(Klingons would probably assume you’ve insulted their mothers – anything for an excuse to get in a
(“Spinny” is a technical term that translates to you’ve inherited your mother’s undersized forehead ridges in Klingon.)
You might find a rotary engine in your favorite Mazda sports car, but what happens when you want to have a little Wankel in your bed instead of out on the street where your judgmental neighbors might start forming opinions?
This is where The Rotary Lounge and their rotor pillows come in handy!
We did the screen printing on these terrific pillows, so if you’re a rotary engine lover we’re sure you’ll love these pillows, too.
Not all of our giant graphics just sits there looking pretty. Some of it cruises around town looking pretty.
You see, some people think it’s ok to just putter around town in a vehicle as naked as the day it came off the assembly line. Other people drive with class. No, no, don’t even try to pretend that bumper sticker about your honor student counts.
The Pantry SB needed some help getting their Sprinter spruced up, and the results speak for themselves!
We’d say holy cow, but a cow isn’t anywhere near big enough for the comparison, be it a run-of-the-mill secular cow, a holy one, or even a genetically-engineered bovineosaurus. We’d like to shout out a big thanks to Eric and Brian of UCSB Housing & Residential Services for trusting us with this over-oversize job on the walls of two residence halls at UCSB!
How does this sort of thing get done? 3M Controltrac – the best material available – and 20 hours of very careful labor!
Window graphics? Check.
Wall graphics? Check.
Business cards? Check.
Customers? Well, once they see your beautiful signage – check! We just did all these things for Gadget Fix, and they’ve already had a 3,258% increase in customer walk-ins. Though maybe it was because everyone has been folding their giant new iPhones in half lately. Or possibly we sort of made that number up. But we’re thinking the graphics helped a little.
If you’ve got a new business, or an old business looking to update its style, or a new advertising campaign, or you’re just interested in seeing your own name plastered onto things, we can do that for you!
And if your new business hired a three-year-old to work under the table (possibly quite literally) and he just decided it was fun to see his work phone swirl around the toilet, Dan and Edwin at Gadget Fix can handle that for you. The broken phone part, we mean. The child labor thing might require a good lawyer.
In the past, when we wanted to print something 3D it meant gluing together a ream of paper into a cube, cramming it into the printer, and then dealing with the service tech chewing us out over our attempts to “exceed the printer’s well-defined capabilities with an unauthorized and out-of-warranty attempt at printing onto unapproved materials.” Hey techs, it’s job security for you, isn’t it?
But that’s all irrelevant now, because we’ve purchased a new top-of-the-line MakerBot Replicator to do some serious 3D printing. How serious? See that bunny? That serious.
Okay, so they put the bunny there because this model is called the Replicator. And bunnies, you know… Replicate. Using the wonders of modern technology – nanometer transistors, high-bandwidth digital wireless communication, precision motors, and complex mathematical algorithms – man has finally achieved what rodents have been successfully doing for a good 66 million years. But our way is more fun, right?
Specs? Don’t tell me you want numbers and things! Well, if you insist…
- Build Volume: 9.9 x 7.8 x 5.9 in [456 cubic inches]
- Layer resolution: 100 microns [0.0039 in]
- Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm [0.015 in]
- On-board camera and diagnostics
- Assisted build plate leveling
- Makes bunnies like there’s no tomorrow ×
× Disclaimer: Bunnies won’t be done printing until tomorrow.
There is no getting around just how awesome our new Anajet mPower is. Seriously – print right onto a shirt or hoodie! (And probably sweat pants too, if you really insist. Please don’t.) Not just light colored shirts, either – the machine will lay down a white base and then print onto that for darker colors, and it works beautifully.
We should emphasize these are full color prints. And this isn’t that sketchy iron-on process that results in a fragile image (some people might not care to wash their clothes, but we know our customers are a discerning lot). This stuff is nearly as durable as the more expensive screen printing process (and again, did we say full color?).
This beauty can print a 12″x10″ graphic in as little as 20 seconds. It’s astounding.
Come by and check out a sample if you find it hard to believe – seeing is believing OMG I totally have to get a shirt with a lolcat on it.
That awesome Xerox 700i we talked about last year… Yeah, that’s so last year. Xerox has replaced it with a new, top-of-the-line beast called the C75 – so we did too.
Now, you’re thinking to yourself, ‘But GraphicInk, isn’t 75 barely more than a tenth of 700?’ But we say to you – well, we say nothing, because we can’t actually read your mind. We’re both probably glad about that. But strange product numbering schemes aside, what does this baby do?
All the stuff the last one did, only better. Come in and check it out. Proof an order with us. You’ll see what we mean.
Yes… we got ourselves a brand new Xerox 700i Digital Color Press. Even though our last color machine was really nice, but it is time to upgrade so we can meet our customers’ needs even better.
Exceptional image quality with the highest resolution available – 2400 x 2400 dpi – produces smooth color sweeps, sharp, high-resolution photographs, crisp, clean text, outstanding gradients and fine detail. Certified by Fogra, PANTONE® Matching System, PANTONE GOE™, and PANTONE Plus to ensure accurate color matching. Adobe PDF Print Engine ensures accurate PDF processing. Create high value documents with a smooth, offset-like matte finish, outstanding shadow detail, and superior halftones with Emulsion Aggregation (EA) toner with low melt technology. Pairing it with our brand new EX Print Server (Powered by Fiery)…
Enough tech talk! What we are trying to say is that.. you would be a very happy customer.