Gerber Scientific Products will exit its flatbed printer business to focus on its industry leading range of thermal printing products. As such, the company will stop manufacturing its UV-flatbed printers, including the Gerber CAT UV and Solara ion.
A significant contraction in the size of the flatbed market during the global downturn of 2008, followed by a sluggish market recovery, has prevented the company from profitably manufacturing and marketing these products.
Gerber Scientific Products will continue to provide flatbed printer customers with access to service, support, parts and ink for a minimum of five years from the date of this announcement.
“This decision allows us the opportunity to put additional resources behind our core thermal printing products: EDGE FX printers, OMEGA Software, and specialty graphic materials,” says Stephen Lovass, president of Gerber Scientific Products. “These products provide our customers with a durable alternative for high-margin, short-run graphics in multiple industry segments.”