Market Craft, a Newberg, OR commercial interiors and retail display manufacturer, has some extraordinary accomplishments. First, it's a start up a woodworking industry in one of the worst downturns in the U.S. economy. And second, it is a pioneer in adopting an industrial inkjet printing system.
The establishment of its business, which opened January 2011 in an industrial corridor on the edge of Newberg - an hour's rive
|MarketCraft has woodshop (here's the planer to prove it) but uses software to drive much of its unique business proposition, including its Anderson Cojet inkjet printer, loaded with electronics.
| The Cojet prints simulated wood inlay on MDF panel, driven by Illustrator files (below).
from Portland, OR - follows a different model than would have been the case in an earlier era. Market Craft established its production plant entirely with lightly used equipment, acquired for cents on the dollar.
Second, the plant is very software intensive. That may sound like a familiar refrain. Any woodshop centered around computer numerically controlled cutters, moulders or routers can make a similar claim.
But Market Craft has moved a step beyond that, integrating production of interior retail signage across multiple software platforms. It uses Onyx, for instance, to drive a vinyl sign cutter. And Market Craft employs Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to manage its latest addition: an Anderson Cojet industrial inkjet system.
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