SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, will use SGIA Expo (October 10-12 – booth 2749) to demonstrate how wide-format sign & display print providers can win new customers, shorten artwork approval time and ensure greater flexibility and cost control with its extensive added-value solutions. This includes time-saving mobile apps, cost-effective subscription packages, right through to membership in the company’s popular SIGN.com network, designed to direct online signage jobs to local sign & display companies using SAi Flexi.
Increased business revenues for sign & display companies
The newly launched SIGN.com 2.0 is designed to offer print shop customers a quick and simple process to create custom signs or banners, regardless of their complexity. For Flexi print providers registered to the SIGN.com network, it opens the door to greater business revenue through increased customers.
In the age of the internet-driven marketplace, the model works by capturing a share of online trade in North America and Canada and redirecting the business to the closest Flexi-user member shop within the SIGN.com network. This ensures that regional sign & display print shops can compete with larger online signage factories and offers customers competitive prices thanks to minimal distribution costs. With no registration fee or monthly costs, sign & display print providers can not only save money by eliminating the need to develop and maintain expensive e-commerce websites, but can also secure repeat business. For more information please email Dean Derhak, Product Director at SAi.
Wide-format and sign & display print providers can also benefit from SAi’s pioneering subscription-based purchasing model. Compatible with SAi’s industry-acclaimed Flexi and Flexi Design signmaking software packages, the option offers access to the full gamut of Flexi’s feature-rich tools and to the entire design-only Flexi features, respectively. The low-cost monthly model provides customers with greater flexibility and cost control with the capability to match supply to demand. During busy periods, print providers can purchase additional licenses and cancel them without incurring costly penalties when the demand deteriorates. This ensures business continuity throughout the year.
Additional Business-Enhancing Tools
Addressing the requirement for sign and displays produced on thicker substrates is +EnRoute for Flexi. Available as an add-on to Flexi 11 and 12 customers, +EnRoute for Flexi enables fast and simple output of Flexi-designed 2D engravings and signage to CNC machines. With built-in quality-enhancing tools, the add-on enables companies to enter a new profitable market with premium carved signs or channel letters.
Visitors are also invited to get first-hand experience with SAi’s two business-improving mobile apps for Flexi. The SAi Cloud mobile app is designed to provide sign and print business owners with greater production overview and productivity management while away from the office. The MyFlexi app is specifically designed to provide print shop employees with efficiency-enhancing tools to improve throughput and minimize overall job production time – from set-up to completion. This includes extensive training videos along with the ability to quote jobs on-the-road that can be viewed back in the shop, ensuring improved capacity management, smoother workflow and greater productivity.