Sign & Digital Graphics

March '20

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Paula Aven Gladych is a writer based in Denver and has been covering the sig- nage and graphics industry since 2014. P roduction tables, worktables or finishing tables, are a critical part of any sign or graphics shop. They allow shops to trim prints, weed vinyl letters and complete the lamination process. Most tables haven't changed much in the past decade, but most manufacturers say that certain features are a must when shops consider purchasing one. Finding the perfect table for putting the final touches on your graphics 5 4 • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S The Inventor edition of the Rollsroller. A key feature of the Rollsroller is an anti- static system. Production tables, work- tables or fin- ishing tables, are a critical part of any sign or graph- ics shop. They allow shops to trim prints, weed vinyl letters and complete the lamination process. Image courtesy of CWT Worktools USA. The Gfp FT 60 portable finishing table from Graphic Finishing Partners combines a 60" wide by 48" deep roller ball transfer table with a cutting surface. Finishing Moves B Y P A U L A A V E N G L A D Y C H "A worktable is especially needed by wide-format printers who routinely handle oversized prints and long graphic output," says Mitch Noble, market- ing consultant with Graphic Finishing Partners, LLC, in Maryland Heights, Missouri. "The problem becomes floor space for many production and sign shops. After installing the computer, plotter, printer and, of course, lamina- tor, there is little room for a table big enough to layout the wide-format jobs. Yet nearly every shop has a table of some kind and they are forced to arrange their equipment around it." Many shops build their own out of wood so they can mount any surface they want on top of it. Other finishing tables are so large that smaller shops wouldn't even be able to consider them. Graphic Finishing Partners recently introduced a portable finishing table called the Gfp FT 60 Finishing Table that combines a 60" wide by 48" deep roller ball transfer table with a cutting surface, both in one space-saving accessory. One

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