Brooke Graphics Timeline
Sheila & TJ Bednarke launch Brooke Graphics as a home-based business.
Purchased our first HP5500 (60" inkjet printer) and began our in-house printing all from the basement of our home.
Brooke Graphics leased a 3,500 square foot facility, purchased additional 60" inkjet printers, a solvent inkjet printer, and added a 64" thermal laminator.
A full-time production staff was put into place. Later, Brooke Graphics relocated to a larger 10,000 square foot facility, acquired an HP Scitex FB6100 UV Direct To Substrate printer, and a second 64" thermal laminator.
iCut capabilities were added by acquiring the Kongsberg iCut Router for custom-cut shapes and large, accurately cut production runs.
An AGFA 126" solvent inkjet printer was acquired to enable us to produce beautiful, high resolution, durable outdoor graphics on heavy-duty banner vinyl, fabrics, and adhesive vinyl.
A second Brooke Graphics facility was opened. We acquired a second iCut router system, adding significantly to our routering capabilities. We also installed the new Gandi Innovations 3148™ Direct To Substrate printer, substantially increasing our production capacity and speed.
We expanded our capacity with additional staff and equipment and continued our tradition of great products and services.
We're celebrating our tenth anniversary! We've just added the Vutek GS2000™ flatbed printer with white ink technology.
WE'VE MOVED! Our new facility combines all our production into one larger location. We've also added the Vutek GS3200™ flatbed printer to increase our direct to board production capability.
Upgraded our Vutek GS2000 to Vutek GS3250LX for speed and quality. Added Vutek 3250R for roll-to-roll printing and added sewing equipment to further expand our capabilities.
Changed out Latex printer for Epson Surecolor to stay on cutting edge of quality and increase productivity. Upgraded one of the Kongsberg to 10'x10' Zund cutter with conveyor belt. We significantly increased capabilities in our finishing department by additional staffing, a Guillotine cutter, shrink wrapper, and tape machines.
- 2015Continuing our growth we added a D-Gen Teleios G5 Dye-Sublimation printer to enter the fabric print sector. We began fabricating our own SEG frames and increased our sewing capabilities to allow affixing of silicone edging for the SEG frames internally. In order to increase our speed, but not sacrifice quality, we purchased an Inca Q40i. The Inca allowed for output to increase by 600%. 3rd purchasing 10’x10’ icut router with laser cutting capabilities allowed for us to cut acrylic up to 1/4" thick and heat seal fabric.
Brooke Graphics continues the culture of reinvestment in the business. Applying additional resources in areas of software for efficiencies, staff for increased creativity and customer experience. Purchasing a second D-Gen dye-sublimation fabric printer to shorten customer timelines and keep up with increased sales. With 35+ employees, continuing equipment upgrades and creative solutions Brooke Graphics is uniquely positioned to offer customers a strategic marketing partner to support them in significant growth within their organizations. Whether it’s a custom solution, or executing a production run, utilizing multiple print platforms, Brooke Graphics looks forward to working with you now and on future projects.