LumaMedia is an international company that manufactures electroluminescent light sources to backlight signage. They also specialize in vehicle wraps, exhibit properties, and architectural elements. LumaMedia's headquarters, located in Grants Pass, Oregon, currently owns a Speedy 300 60w to create custom acrylic signage solutions.
Before purchasing a Trotec laser system, LumaMedia experienced limitations regarding customization. Initially, the company was operating with vinyl plotters, but had difficulties when it came to acrylic requests. Because they were receiving multiple inquiries that required a laser, they began to outsource all of their acrylic cutting. Dave Lennon, owner of LumaMedia, decided to research purchasing a laser in order to bring their outsourcing in-house to improve turn-around times. He was also interested in owning a laser to increase LumaMedia's product offerings and expand their customization abilities. After speaking with Universal Laser Systems about their machine options and using a demo unit for a few months, Dave reached out to Trotec.
Initially, LumaMedia contacted Universal Laser Systems to find a solution to eliminate outsourcing. After using a ULS system for a few months, they found that the laser was unable to keep up with their production schedule. Because of this, Dave Lennon reached out to Warren Knipple, president of Trotec Laser, Inc. For a time, LumaMedia was using a borrowed machine from Trotec to see how the laser would integrate within their business before purchasing. LumaMedia found that the Speedy 300 was much faster and produced a higher quality end product than the ULS system. Eventually, LumaMedia decided to purchase that machine as well as additional laser systems for other locations. After purchasing a Trotec laser, LumaMedia has been able to eliminate outsourcing, accept more intricate customization requests, and has begun to fulfil laser jobs for other companies – bringing in revenue from an unanticipated market.
In addition to speeding up production times and producing a higher quality product, LumaMedia claims that owing a Trotec has brought in more international interest. Once work on their Trotec system began, LumaMedia started documenting their laser work and posting it to their YouTube page. Because of these videos, LumaMedia has been receiving customization requests from all over the globe.