FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chip Valentine
[Atlanta, Georgia] October 10, 2011 — National signage and graphics company Signs By Tomorrow celebrated the opening of its new Atlanta North center located at 2030 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 340 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday, September 22, at 11:30 a.m.
More than 40 guests attended the event including Signs By Tomorrow founder Joe McGuiness, Signs By Tomorrow president Ramon Palmer, members of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, clients and vendors. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed lunch and tours of the new center.
Guests at the ribbon-cutting had the opportunity to view the center’s environmentally-friendly interior and cutting-edge equipment firsthand. Bamboo flooring, 100% recycled rubber matting and low-impact fluorescent lighting is used throughout the center, and carpeting was selected from remnants slated for disposal. Equipment at the new center includes the energy-efficient HP DesignJet L25500 large format printer which uses recyclable, water-based inks that do not contain any volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) or hazardous air pollutants.
Atlanta North is also the first Signs By Tomorrow center to open with the state-of-the-art HP Scitex FB700 flatbed printer, one of only three printers in the metro-Atlanta area that can print the color white. It can also print directly on hard pieces of material such as boards, glass, PVC, cork and acrylic, which can all be recycled unlike vinyl, the only option previously available. The new center also features a Zund cutter, the fastest and most versatile in the industry, which can be used on flexible or rigid materials and perform a variety of functions including creasing, cutting, smooth finishing and more.
According to Atlanta North Signs By Tomorrow co-owner Chip Valentine, the new center combines the franchise commitment to ground-breaking technology with a strong focus on sustainable operations. “By working with partners such as Hewlett-Packard, who is committed to advances in manufacturing equipment that utilize environmentally-friendly inks and recyclable materials, we are able to offer our customers graphics solutions that are efficient, kind to the environment and cost effective.”
Valentine says Signs By Tomorrow of Atlanta North plans to become the first Georgia-based company to earn the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership certification, a rigorous certification program designed to reduce environmental impact and increase social responsibility of the print and graphic communications industry. He adds, “Sustainability was a trend five years ago. Today it is imperative to profitable businesses.”
For additional information on the new center including directions and hours of operation, visit www.signsbytomorrow.com/atlantanorth.
About Signs By Tomorrow
Since it was founded in 1986, Signs By Tomorrow has been providing its customers with high-quality, cost-effective signs. With convenient locations, fast and friendly services and affordable prices, the company has grown into a national network of 170 locations in 34 states. Known as an industry leader in technology, Signs By Tomorrow carries a commitment to innovation that ensures that each store is equipped with state-of-the-art sign-making printers. For more information, visit www.signsbytomorrow.com.