INX expects more franchise owners to convert to them after the 2022 FASTSIGNS International Convention is held February 10-11 at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, near Dallas.
More than 75 independent owners and franchisees have switched to HFB since it was first introduced to FASTSIGNS members at their convention four years ago. FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is North America’s leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise.
The popularity of HFB is a flexible, quick-drying and high chemical resistance type of alternative ink. It provides reliability while reducing chipping and peeling, and outperforms OEM inks in many comparable categories.
HFB also offers immediate cost savings to users of HP Scitex industrial printers, as it is optimized for the FB500, FB550, FB700, FB750, FB900 and FB950 series models.
“HFB has many benefits, but the most important thing for most people is the money it saves them. The average cost savings over OEM inks is 36%, and that adds up to a 15% reduction in ink usage,” said Evan Lyons, INX Western Region Sales Manager. .
Lyons says there are more benefits to using this premium ink. He reported that sign makers who use HFB experience excellent adhesion to a wide range of digital graphic media.
Since it’s formulated to meet GRACoL standards and G7 targets, the ink’s flexibility limits chipping when used with three common types of outdoor signage – Rigid Coroplast, Dibond and Sintra – and is die-cut with industrial cutters. HFB is also sustainable because the eco-friendly bag-in-box packaging limits waste.
“Every time we go to this convention, it’s the side-by-side comparison where people see the stark difference,” Lyons said. “When you compare HFB to OEM products like HP’s 250 ink, you’ll see how cleaner it is and has a wider color gamut with high magenta and yellow density levels.”