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Screen Tech Graphics leans on Versafire EP from Heidelberg for labour-saving production

August 27, 2021  By PrintAction Staff

John Ioannides, Screen Tech Graphics owner, with Versafire EP.

A trade printer located in Austell, Ga., Screen Tech Graphics (STG) focuses on producing point-of-sale and point-of-purchase signage. STG started as a screen printer in 1995, and expanded to large and small format digital printing in 2017.

Two years ago, STG installed the Versafire EP from Heidelberg as a cost-effective alternative to its original digital print engine. Recently, while navigating the various staffing issues that COVID-19 has brought upon the print industry, STG has relied on the Versafire EP to maintain quality and affordability for its customers.

As a trade printer, STG runs a variety of materials that other printers are not able to produce themselves. With the expanded stock range of the Versafire EP, STG can run stocks as thin as 35 lb. text up to thicker 24 pt. in addition to a variety of synthetics, which is crucial to the signage business.


“This machine runs a similar range of materials as our previous machine,” said owner John Ioannides, “but the Versafire is just easier and cleaner to run.” With many employees working remotely due to the pandemic and now with companies struggling to find employees to work, STG has trusted the Versafire EP to produce jobs efficiently and effectively. According to Ioannides, “I can have an employee set up a job from home, and then someone in the office does a quick colour and registration check. The machine is so consistent; I don’t need someone there while a job is running. It’s great!”

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