Hybrid Inkjet Printer targets sign making shops.

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Capable of printing either roll-to-roll or as flatbed, SOLARA UV2 prints on variety of materials up to 60 in. wide, including rigid materials up to ½ in. thick. It uses UV inks, which allow maintenance with low odor and without ventilation requirements or harmful VOCs. Inkset and multi-drop technology allow unit to produce broad range of colors that are critical to production of signs and specialty graphics.

Original Press Release:

Gerber Scientific's Sign Making and Specialty Graphics Business Segment Launches New SOLARA(TM)UV2 Inkjet Printer

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Dec. 22 -- Gerber Scientific Inc.'s (NYSE:GRB) Sign Making and Specialty Graphics business segment, Gerber Scientific Products, has announced the launch of the GERBER SOLARA UV2 hybrid inkjet printer. The GERBER SOLARA UV2 is versatile and intelligent-capable of printing either roll-to-roll or as a flatbed, and on a variety of materials up to 60" wide, including rigid materials up to 1/2" thick or 13mm.

According to Greg Wolf, President, Gerber Scientific Products, "The SOLARA UV family represents Gerber Scientific's initial thrust into the rapidly growing inkjet market for durable graphics. The SOLARA UV2 extends the capability of the SOLARA platform and can print directly to both rigid and roll-to-roll materials, providing enhanced productivity versus competitive inkjets."

Wolf continued, "The unique properties of UV inks allow easy maintenance with low odor, without ventilation requirements or harmful volatile organic compounds. This offers an ideal solution for sign shops struggling to solve problems presented by solvent ink technology. Gerber's exclusive inkset and multi-drop technology also allow SOLARA UV2 to produce a broad range of beautiful and vibrant colors that are critical to the production of stunning signs and specialty graphics."

As noted by Brad Ward, production manager for The Sign Shop, Birmingham, Alabama, "The colors we are getting out of the SOLARA UV2 are amazing -- we are printing reds and other colors that our solvent printer couldn't even dream of hitting."

Marc T. Giles, president and CEO of Gerber Scientific, Inc. added, "Gerber Scientific is committed to launch several new products that support each of our business units. The introduction of the SOLARA UV2 is a major step towards this effort."

About Gerber Scientific, Inc.
Gerber Scientific, Inc. (http://www.gerberscientific.com/) is a leading international supplier of sophisticated automated manufacturing systems for sign making and specialty graphics, apparel and flexible materials, and ophthalmic lens processing. Headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut, the company operates through four businesses: Gerber Scientific Products and Spandex Ltd., Gerber Technology, and Gerber Coburn.

CONTACT: Jay Zager, +1-860-644-1551, for Gerber Scientific, Inc.

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