For nearly three decades, Summa has been a trailblazing innovator of equipment for the sign and graphic communication industries. Beginning with pen plotters in the early 1980s and later evolving into vinyl cutters and wide format printers, Summa products are now in use by over 160,000 companies and government agencies in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Summa's foray into vinyl imaging started in 1987 when the company began modifying pen plotters for use in vinyl cutting applications. The resulting evolution culminated in what Summa is today, a recognized global leader in vinyl cutting and graphic imaging equipment for the sign, label-making, outdoor advertising and aerospace markets.
Summa is committed to developing solutions which enhance the productivity and profitability of vinyl imaging companies and high-volume print providers. Every product bearing the Summa emblem is imbued with the unparalleled service and support users have come to expect from a Summa. As a proven technological pioneer in vinyl cutting and printing equipment, Summa relentlessly strives to develop innovative products and services that will meet customers' ever-expanding needs for years to come.
Proof can be found in the multitude of unique innovations Summa has brought to the print & cut industry. From the introduction of the DM/PL plotter language, the first of its kind to support curve data, to the revolutionary OPOS™ optical positioning system, the world's foremost contour cutting alignment system, Summa continually sets benchmarks in computer-aided sign making and outdoor imaging technology. Summa has also developed the industry’s most eco-friendly, fully-automated, and widest format thermal transfer printers available in the marketplace, the DC5 and DC5sx printer-cutters. Other premier advancements include the OPOS-CAM high-speed camera-based marker recognition system and the first die-cutting method available on friction-driven drum cutters, the one-of-a-kind FlexCut feature.
Summa Worldwide is a global group of companies that formed in January 2000 after the merger of AirMark, Inc., WestComp, Inc., and CalComp Display Products, Inc. (formerly Summagraphics). Summa is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with an Eastern U.S. office in Boston, Massachusetts and a European headquarters at the manufacturing facility in Gistel, Belgium.