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Dome Goes ‘All In’ With Purchase of EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 and VUTEk 5r Presses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                                                               Contact:
David Lindsay
EFI
+1 404 931 7760
david.lindsay@efi.com

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) announced that Dome, a commercial print solutions provider headquartered in California, recently purchased EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 340 soft signage and VUTEk 5r roll-to-roll printers. The new high-volume inkjet printers are to be installed in Dome’s newly renovated, Sacramento, Calif., facility by the end of this year.

The purchase is part of a strategic re-invention of the company that also includes merging several locations into the new facility, as well as opening new company sales offices in Chicago and Southern California. The two new presses will replace three models from various manufacturers; once installed, Dome’s superwide-format inkjet graphics operation will exclusively use EFI printers.

A complete solution for high-volume out-of-home graphics
“We are going into uncharted waters for our company, and we don’t need a vendor, we need a partner to help us succeed.” said Dome President Misha Pavlov. “It’s a strategic move, for sure — EFI has invested in us, and us in them.”

Those uncharted waters include expanding Dome’s offerings into out-of-home (OOH) graphics work. “I think the 5r was compelling to get into OOH,” noted Dome Chief Marketing Officer Bob Poole. “It is a space we have demand in, but that we currently don’t occupy. This is our response to customer demand, and it brings new capability to the company.”

The 5-meter wide VUTEk 5r model is designed to be the industry’s most technically advanced LED roll-to-roll production offering, and has the highest speed and resolution in its class, offering superior quality using EFI UltraDrop™ Technology 7-picoliter print heads. Dome’s printer includes a complete, integrated production workflow with value-added options, including an inline finishing system for all-in-one printing, x-cutting, slitting and collecting; ID backprinting; double-sided printing; additional white and light colors; and a vacuum table for rigid substrates.

Sustainability, quality and value with reusable soft signage
Dome’s new, 3.4-meter wide VUTEk FabriVU 340 printer meets growing customer demand for textile soft signage. Dome is pursuing the print industry’s Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership, and soft signage also fits well with the company’s effort to expand environmentally friendly solutions.

“The VUTEk FabriVU printer gives our customers a greener option with graphics that can be re-used rather than displayed once and thrown away,” Poole said. “Fabric can be rolled into anything and shipped inexpensively where it needs to go, and then the customer can pop it in a frame on site.”

The new soft signage printer was developed with the advanced textile imaging technology knowledge base that EFI Reggiani – a global leader in industrial textile imaging – has established over the past 70 years. Printing in ultra-high resolutions up to 2,400 dpi using EFI aqueous dye sublimation inks, it also has the unique ability to print on transfer paper or direct-to-fabric with the same inkset, saving considerable labor and machine downtime compared to other printers requiring ink changeovers for different substrates.

New EFI Fiery® proServer digital front ends (DFEs) installed with the new printers provide the imaging technology needed for stunning, precise and predictable colors. EFI’s FAST RIP (Fiery Accelerated System Technology) included with all Fiery proServers, keeps printers running at their rated speeds, ensuring a maximum return on printer investments. In addition to its new VUTEk printer and Fiery DFE purchases, Dome is also a long-time user of EFI MIS/ERP workflow software.

“Dome has always been a great company, but we’re making bold moves right now which represent our metamorphosis into a world-class company,” said Pavlov of his company’s strategic new direction. “There is no other printer in our region—or even the United States—that’s doing what we’re doing. We’re making significant investments and setting ourselves up for a very aggressive growth trajectory. We rely on partners like EFI to bring to market best-in-class solutions that enable us to serve our customers and grow our business.”

EFI and Dome announced Dome’s new signage and graphics capabilities during the 2017 SGIA Expo in New Orleans, where EFI is exhibiting VUTEk roll-to-roll and FabriVU soft signage products along with its complete ecosystem of digital print production technologies. For more information on EFI products, visit www.efi.com or call 800-875-7117.
About EFI

EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)

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Big, bold and new! A new face on their brand identity.

September 14, 2017
Amy Labowitch, Marketing Specialist
800-343-3139
alabowitch@domeprinting.com

Sacramento, CA – Big, bold and new! Dome comes full circle with their strategic plan to revolutionize their business including a new face on their brand identity. Dome has a 103-year history and there are bound to be changes in such a great time span.

Since 1914, Dome has remained relevant by evolving with the market; from engraving to commercial lithography, and beyond. “Removing “printing” from our name and giving a fresh new look to our logo signifies the continuous evolution of our brand. The products and services that we offer today cannot be simply put into a box or just be about print,” remarks Tim Poole, CEO and Partner.

As previously announced, Dome is merging their five facilities and expanding into a newly renovated 320,000 square foot operation in Sacramento’s McClellan Park. “We felt the move was the perfect opportunity for a refresh,” states Bob Poole, CMO and Partner. “Our marketing team has performed a masterful facelift on our branding that reflects the bold moves we are making. Bold as in color, having a strong and vivid appearance, but also bold meaning, confident and courageous. That speaks for itself.”

“A new logo is a sure way to show the world we are making serious changes,” affirms Misha Pavlov, Dome’s President. “Since the beginning of the year it has been our goal to revolutionize Dome, and lead the market. Our new logo is an outward representation of what we’re doing inside our business. Big, bold, new, and ready to dominate.”

Dome history: Founded as Dome Engraving by Byron Dome in 1914, Dome was a trade house supplying engravings for the local printers and newspapers. Ray and Arlene Poole purchased the company in 1969 and recognizing the potential in commercial lithography, they shifted the focus to offset printing to form Dome Printing and Lithograph.

To see previous press notifications outlining Dome’s continuing “big, bold moves” visit domeprinting.com. Dome serves a national client base. Providing retail in-store media, direct mail, commercial print, custom storefront technologies and fulfilment. www.domeprinting.com

DOME brings the KBA Rapida 205 and 106 to our operations

For Immediate Release, March 29, 2017
Amy Labowitch, Marketing Specialist
DOME, 800-343-3139

Las Vegas, NV and Sacramento, CA – DOME is excited to announce a partnership with KBA that brings the KBA Rapida 205, 81 inch and the Rapida 106, 41 inch UV perfector to their growing operation. With these purchases DOME is taking a bold step into the world of superlarge format and super speed sheetfed offset printing.  Misha Pavlov, DOME’s President explains, “The KBA Rapida 205’s XXL sheet size with 5-color UV printing, on substrates up to 48 points at 9,000 sheets per hour is the perfect addition to our business. This is a game-changer for Northern California, Oregon, Northern Nevada, and Washington, enabling DOME to serve customers and prospects in these markets better than anyone, as this is the only 81 inch press in the area. The Rapida 106, 10 color UV perfecting press allows us to do what we already do so well, but better and faster. Who doesn’t love that?”

The superlarge format Rapida gives DOME the versatility and speed that is essential to the in-store signage and display segments of retail marketing. The Rapida 106 is a 10 color, double coater, full-interdeck UV press, which makes ready all 10 colors in 60 seconds, and runs at 15,000 (perfecting) to 18,000 sheets (straight) per hour. This fully loaded press will bring increased quality, efficiency and greater productivity while offering high-end applications previously not offered in-house.

These new presses will be up and running by the end of this year and will not only enhance services to existing clients but open doors to new verticals. Tim Poole, DOME’s CEO and Partner states, “The new press acquisitions are in alignment with DOME’s core strategic initiatives. We are positioning ourselves to provide not only the highest quality products to our clients, but continue to drive down our cost by being the most efficient printing facility in the US market.”

The signing of the agreements happened in Las Vegas at the GlobalShop 2017 Store Design, Planning and Merchandising Expo. “Everything came together and we are here at GlobalShop, which is the world’s largest annual show for retail experts,” says Bob Poole, DOME CMO and Partner, “and this is the place to share our big news. Our retail clients are here and the enlarged print format of the 81 inch and the versatility of the 10 color adds creative options to their display designers.”

Sherwin Poorsina, EVP Sales affirms, “DOME continues to differentiate itself in our industry by offering software solutions to our retail clients, broad product lines, and a customer-centric culture. I truly believe that our clients understand what DOME’s value is — bringing total cost of ownership savings.”

**DOME, serves a national client base. Providing retail in-store media, direct mail and general commercial print. DOME operates ArrowClick E-Commerce and Custom Fulfillment services to assist retail clients with their business automation needs.  For additional information on DOME go to https://www.domeprinting.com

DOME delivers results with VeraCore fulfillment software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Sean O’Connor

VeraCore Software Solutions, Inc.

(860) 721-8929

soconnor@veracore.com

Rocky Hill, CT, October 7th, 2014

DOME Printing, of Sacramento, California is in the process of implementing The VeraCore Fulfillment Solution to support the dramatic growth of their fulfillment business.

One of northern California’s strongest privately-held commercial printing companies, DOME provides a wide range of services to a diverse client base. In addition to web and sheet-fed printing, DOME’s suite of integrated business solutions includes creative services, digital printing, finishing, mailing and fulfillment.

Order fulfillment, long a component of DOME’s service offering, has grown substantially in recent years. The firm now manages hundreds of their clients’ products and kits in their expansive 60,000 sq. foot climate controlled warehouse. The technology infrastructure that supported DOME’s fulfillment operation was composed of several different systems, some purchased and some developed in-house. Recognizing the increasingly important role that fulfillment played in their business, DOME’s management team set out to assess their fulfillment technology and, where appropriate, make investments in support of three key objectives – growing the business, retaining existing clients and improving process efficiency.

The management team approached the process of assessing their fulfillment technology and evaluating their options the same way they approached other IT decisions. Whether building or buying, technology decisions are predicated on delivering “best in class” solutions for the task at hand. After evaluating several options, the management team unanimously concurred that The VeraCore Fulfillment System was the right choice for DOME, and for their clients. DOME’s CEO, Tim Poole, explains – “Technology decisions can’t be made based strictly on our own business objectives. We strive to truly understand how new technology will impact our clients. This is tricky with fulfillment because each of our clients has their own unique requirements. VeraCore will provide the operational efficiency required to support sustained growth and an extremely robust client-facing offering that will help to ensure growth”.

The VeraCore Warehouse Management System’s extensive support for barcode technology and process automation will ensure Dome’s pick/pack operation and kitting lines run at peak efficiency. VeraCore’s billing capabilities will save Dome’s account managers countless hours each month by eliminating the need to manually compile billing data. Each of Dome’s clients will benefit immediately from The VeraCore Order Management System’s real-time reports and dashboards, which will provide up to the minute information on all aspects of their fulfillment programs. In addition, VeraCore’s support for order restrictions, budgetary controls and order approval chains will provide DOME’s clients with greater control over their fulfillment programs and marketing spend.

A technology company in its own right, one of DOME’s central requirements was that any new fulfillment system be capable interacting with the technologies that DOME developed in-house as well as systems provided by other vendors. The VeraCore Fulfillment Solution will serve as the new foundation of DOME’s fulfillment infrastructure. For truly specialized applications, DOME’s developers and technology partners will be able to create real-time integrations via the VeraCore web-service which supports sophisticated two-way communications between VeraCore and external applications.

Denise Lunden, President of VeraCore Software Solutions, Inc. commented on the DOME implementation under way now. “We are really excited to be working with Tim and his team of professionals. The combination of Dome’s talent and The VeraCore Fulfillment Solution will be hard to beat and will ensure DOME continues delivering results for their clients”.

For more information about DOME Printing and their award winning services, visit: https://www.domeprinting.com

 

About VeraCore Software Solutions, Inc.

VeraCore Software Solutions, Inc., has been providing software solutions for commercial printers, fulfillment companies, and marketing service providers for over 30 years. Their flagship product, The VeraCore Fulfillment Solution, enables fulfillment service providers to manage all aspects of their clients’ order fulfillment programs.

For additional information on VeraCore, visit their website at http://www.veracore.com

 

DOME Printing Brings Wide Format Printing In-House

FREMONT, CA—August 11, 2014—EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that Sacramento, CA-based Dome Printing has purchased and installed a pair of 3.2-meter wide EFI VUTEk printing systems—an EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro UV inkjet pressOpens in a new window and an EFI VUTEk GS3250LX Pro LED inkjet printer.Opens in a new window The presses are the centerpieces of Dome Printing’s new, superwide-format graphics business.
 
Dome Printing, one of Northern California’s leading independent commercial offset print businesses, is attracting new customers with its equipment investment—clients that did not purchase offset before but had specialized superwide-format signage and graphics needs. Many of the company’s existing customers are also taking advantage of Dome Printing’s new inkjet capabilities, expanding their current print marketing efforts to include superwide-format graphics applications. In those scenarios, the high-quality imaging available with EFI VUTEk equipment and the EFI Fiery proServersOpens in a new window Dome Printing also installed with its new inkjet devices ensure accurate color matching between offset and inkjet print jobs.
 
The company, a long-time user of EFI’s MIS workflow software products, is effectively and efficiently expanding its business offerings with its new VUTEk purchases. Both machines are hybrid format devices that can print work on rigid substrates as well as banners, billboards and other graphics printed on flexible roll media.
 
“The white ink printing capabilities on our new VUTEk equipment was important, but the real deciding factors were the hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll capabilities and the fast throughput,” said Bob Poole, Dome Printing’s co-owner. “The quality is exceptional, especially with the EFI Fiery proServer and its superior color management capabilities.”
 
Inkjet graphics growing ‘by leaps and bounds’
 
Founded by Ray Poole in 1969, Dome Printing offers everything from creative services and digital printing to fulfillment and integrated business solutions, including custom client storefront solutions. Ray’s sons Tim and Bob Poole have now restructured and built a next-generation business since purchasing the company from their parents in 2004.
 
“We grew 20 percent last year and expect that same level of growth this year,” said Tim Poole, who is Dome Printing’s CEO. “Part of that is attributable to the technology solutions we offer customers, but we are seeing the VUTEk business growing by leaps and bounds as well.”
 
Installation of the new printers and their color calibration went quickly. “We were already running a huge retail package on our VUTEk GS3250LX Pro the first week it was in our shop,” Bob Poole said, “and it went off without a hitch. We could hardly wait to get our hands on the HS100 Pro the following week. We already needed the capacity!”
 
Prior to the installation, many of the company’s local clients had to go to Southern California or out of the state to get the type of large-format printing they were seeking. “By adding that service to our mix,” Bob Poole stated, “we are able to bring that business into the Northern California economy.”
 
“We are very pleased that Dome Printing chose EFI as the partner it can rely on to get this exciting new business launched,” said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, EFI. “Dome Printing’s clients will benefit from the superior versatility, quality and productivity these two EFI VUTEk products offer.”
 
Powerful print solutions for roll and flatbed graphics
 
Both of Dome Printing’s new VUTEk investments feature true, variable-drop grayscale imaging for higher image quality and accurate spot-color matching. They also offer opaque white ink and a unique, multilayer printing capability for high-end visual appeal on backlit displays and other applications.
 
Operating at speeds up to 100 boards per hour, the EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro press gives Dome Printing a more-cost effective option to produce a wide variety of medium-run graphics jobs. The digital UV inkjet press represents a true alternative to analog equipment, offering throughput comparable to screen printing with print quality that approaches offset. The press features EFI’s Pin & Cure imaging technology, which offers precise ink lay-down, gloss control and greater imaging accuracy.
 
The EFI VUTEk GS3250LX Pro is a production-level LED inkjet hybrid printer. Its “cool cure” LED curing technology lowers operating costs and provides a greener alternative for graphics printing, with significantly less energy consumption and virtually no VOCs. LED also gives the VUTEk GS3250LX Pro the ability to print on heat-sensitive and less-expensive lightweight media that cannot withstand the heat of other drying or curing methods.
 
Complementing its installation of new EFI VUTEk printing equipment, Dome Printing also acquired an Esko cutting table for finishing flatbed-printed graphics jobs.
  
About EFIOpens in a new window
EFI is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, CA, with offices around the globe, the company’s powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, Web-to-print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.

Source: http://www.piworld.com/article/dome-printing-sacramento-ca-installed-two-efi-vutek-printing-systems/1?e=bpoole@domeprinting.com#utm_source=today-on-piworld&utm_medium=enewsletter_headline_story11&utm_campaign=2014-08-11 and EFI.

Get Inspired! Augmented Reality Examples

In one of our previous posts, we spoke about Augmented Reality and the ability to combine the digital and print world. Posted below are some sample videos portraying the use of AR and print together.

Augmented Reality Lego® Set

I believe Lego® utilized Augmented Reality effectively. Showing a 3D image of the product already constructed, allowing kids the ability to view Legos® in a 3D space.

NET-A-PORTER Allows There Customers to Window Shop

Fantastic example of interactive print and technology working hand in hand. Imagine using this technology on end caps on aisles and pop-up displays.

ABSOLUT Vodka Takes you on a Trip

Real cool example of size and scale the AR piece can be while providing information.

Tic-Tac Mints Offers up Trivia

Tic-Tac Mints provides some added content that you can thumb through on this creative bus stop add.

VW Takes you on a Test Trive with an Ad Space

VW has a lot of different examples of Augmented Reality ads. This one, for example, allow the viewer to watch advertisements come to life

So, what do you think is a creative way to utilize Augmented Reality in print? Feel free to post some more examples below!

Innovative Solutions at DOME

 

Letter from the President, Tim Poole:

DOME’s mission is to provide an exceptional buying experience and to create greater value by helping our clients achieve their goals through the utilization of our innovative solutions.

How do you define the many valued solutions that DOME provides? There is much debate within the printing industry on how to define the many value solutions that we provide our clients. Unquestionably providing services in graphic design, web page development and e-mail services define us as a Marketing Service Provider (MSP). On the other end of the spectrum, we provide complex data processing, secure fulfillment services with the power of web-store deployment and just-in-time deliveries to assist in meeting customers’ goals.  These solutions squarely put us in a strong business partnership with our clients.

As you can see, we have intentionally left “Printing” out of our name. Printing is only one of DOME’s capabilities and services that our clients are accustomed to. Printing is a core capability and many of the markets we serve clearly refer to us as their printer and we are ok with that. This is a new era and it is exciting to be part of the print evolution.

As you may have noticed from our internal print media and all throughout this website, DOME is removing the “Printing” tag line from the logo. Since we offer great services and new products to our clients, it was a move to show the growth of DOME as a company. With innovative solutions like, DOME Storefront, Email Marketing/Cross Media Marketing design, and the expansion of DOME Direct, DOME has evolved.

I am personally excited to see where our growth takes us.  With the additions of our Wide Format machines, DOME is adding more capabilities to our already awesome services.