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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.
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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September 14, 2017
Amy Labowitch, Marketing Specialist
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
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Amy Labowitch, DOME
Sacramento, CA – DOME is embarking on a momentous transition that will consolidate their five facilities and merge the now 280,000 total square feet of production into one location. DOME will expand into a newly renovated 320,000 square foot facility in Sacramento’s McClellan Park.
“McClellan Park is excited to welcome DOME into our growing tenant roster. The buildings are structurally very well suited for DOME’s operations. We’re glad that we are able to accommodate DOME’s growth.” Ken Giannotti, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Leasing stated.
This move is the principal piece of an aggressive growth strategy outlined by DOME’s executive team. A previous announcement regarding DOME’s purchase of two KBA Rapida presses was the first step in DOME’s core strategic initiative to position their business to provide not only the highest quality products, but continue to drive down costs by being the most efficient printing facility in the market.
Misha Pavlov, DOME’s President, announced to their 250 employees, “This move will literally change the face of who we are. DOME is a great company and we are on a new trajectory to be world class. Consolidating into a single super facility will make DOME more efficient, while expanding our current capabilities.” Misha’s vision is unmistakable, “This is an electrifying transition that will be completed by the end of 2017 and it will strategically position us to grow exponentially and drastically expand our client base.”
The executive team researched and weighed all the options including looking at out-of-state possibilities. “McClellan Park is the perfect location for us to consolidate into one space, but more than that it allows us to stay in Sacramento where our roots are and where a majority of our family of employees live,” commented Bob Poole, CMO and Owner. DOME has a long history in Sacramento, beginning in 1914 as an engraving company, followed by the Poole family purchasing the business in 1969. CEO and Owner Tim Poole stated, “The opportunity we found at McClellan Park was extremely compelling and we are excited to commit a significant capital investment in our business; for our employees, and for our community.”
ABOUT DOME Printing:
Dome serves a national client base. Providing retail in-store media, direct mail, commercial print and packaging. 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
ABOUT MCCLELLAN BUSINESS PARK, LLC
The County of Sacramento selected McClellan Business Park, LLC, in 1999 to acquire and redevelop McClellan Air Force Base. McClellan Air Force Base was renamed McClellan Business Park (McClellan Park) in 2001. McClellan Park boasts a fully-operational airport, full-service hotel, fitness facility, rail system, office, industrial, retail and dormitories. The project consists of 3,000 acres with approximately 8.5 million square feet of useable buildings and 500 acres of developable land and is fully entitled for over 16 million square feet of commercial, retail, office and residential buildings. For additional information, please visit McClellan Business Park’s website at http://www.mcclellanpark.com.
DOME recently had a chance to promote our business with a cross media ad on the back cover of Visual Media Alliance’s (VMA) Storyboard magazine. We felt the ad was the perfect opportunity to promote our capabilities. The premise behind that ad was to explain to our viewers and the readers of the magazine how DOME can help leverage “Big Data.” The ad was set up to utilize Augmented Reality, by having our clients download the Layar app, scan the cube and watch the fantastic video we created.
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You’ve probably heard the term cross media being tossed around in your marketing meetings, but what is it exactly and how do you even begin? A cross media campaign uses targeted communication and delivers it across various multi-media channels. This can include everything from print and email to SMS text messaging. Every business, big or small, can utilize cross media campaigns to boost their client communication. In fact, you are probably using aspects of cross media in your 1 to 1 marketing without even noticing. A printed postcard containing a QR Code that directs customers to your webpage is a simple form of cross media marketing.
There is no one algorithm used to execute a cross media campaign successfully, but there are some great fundamental tips to help you with your marketing goals. These 8 tips have helped us at DOME create great marketing campaigns for our clients, and can help you get your campaign heading in the right direction.
Tip #1: Prepare your strategy
Your strategy is not just the technology or data. It also includes who are you try to target, what media outlets you want to use, and what goals you are trying to achieve from your campaign.
Tip#2: Know your client base
Your company is unique and so are your clients. They may respond to certain forms of media differently depending on their demographic. Understanding whether your clients respond better to print, email, PURLs and/or SMS messaging, will provide a higher ROI.
Tip#3: Track all your channels
Watch the response rates of each of your channels to get an idea of the best ways to reach your clients. You may find that more clients responded to your campaign from their mobile phone. On your next campaign you’ll want to make sure you include a well-developed mobile aspect.
Cross media marketing is most effective if all of the channels are integrated together. They should always reinforce the other channels in the campaign. Use common branding and similar messaging to tie all the components together.
Of course a printing company would love to tell you this, but it is true! Variable printing creates a more personalized direct mail piece and will improve your results.
Tip#6: Watch all metrics
Look at all of the metrics not just the response rate. Yes, it is fantastic to have great response to your campaign, but understanding the best time to contact clients, or where they are located will provide more variable metrics to your data. And you can use this information to refine your next campaign.
Tip #7: Make it easy to share
If you have a fantastic message, allow your client to share your content. The more viral your message goes, the more your business will thrive.
Tip#8: Always ask for feedback
A very important tip that often gets overlooked. Clients can provide you with the best feedback and help you create a better marketing environment for your business. Allowing your clients to fill out a survey can help you focus your attention and create a dialogue with your clients.
In a world where clients are looking for a more 1 on 1 approach and want to feel like they are important, cross media can provide be a very effective marketing tool. It’s funny how a simple direct mail piece that is personalized with the clients name and some personal information can have a greater impact than just a simple run of the mill piece. Cross media is your greatest friend for marketing.
Big Data! It’s the new hot term in the corporate world. But what exactly does it mean?
At it’s core, Big Data is basically a term the industry uses to describe an instance where your data set is so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using traditional data processing applications. This type of data is analyzed to show information like trends and consumer interaction patters.
Traditionally, the data companies and marketers collect standard information like name, phone, email and address. With big data, you are collecting lists that may contain social media interactions, search histories, buying trends, etc. Not the typical lists that many marketers and mailing companies are aware of.
So why collect this big data information? It’s data that matters. You can now successfully measure helpful data to leverage and optimize the best opportunities to market your brand. Also, with the increased influx of data, you can create customer profiles, test assets, and determine the success of your marketing campaigns. The idea is to use your data to create a better one-to-one marketing strategy, helping increase your ROI. It’s hard to do that with only a name and address.
So the big question to ask yourself or your company is….Where do you start with all of this Big Data? You want to start by educating your team on what data information you want to focus on. The report from 360i.com, asks a great conversation starter, “If I knew…”. For example, If I knew what blog topics our clients were interested, how could I use them to improve our conversion rate to for new clients? What questions will help your company gain traction with clients?
As a print solutions provider, DOME has help many clients with their marketing plans. From PURL and Cross Media Campaigns to VDP (Variable Data Printing), cross media is a great way to collect and analyze your data. Set up campaigns mixed with creative strategies like personalized 4 color print pieces and responsive email designs.
So, what is Big Data? It is your company’s greatest ally! Using data correctly can help you retain clients, identify new leads, create better marketing plans, and make your advertising budget last. Start thinking of better ways you can leverage your Big Data now.