Soon after the COVID-19 breakout, fine art printing studio POV in Los Angeles realised it had stock on vital material and equipment in its studio to rapidly cut large volumes of fabric, clear vinyl and more.
POV uses Summa cutting equipment, including the F1612 flatbed cutter with the High Torque Rotary Module and Electronic Oscillating Tool (EOT). By now, the studio has cut thousands of face masks, face shields and goggles to supplement shortages in the state of Los Angeles and beyond.
The company teamed up with local vendors and sewing contractors, as well as colleagues and friends. That is how they were able to set up a high-volume production area and manufacture PPE to help their community.
Jeremy Mora, the studio’s owner explained, ‘Given that our normal operations have been severely disrupted – and instead of laying off our staff and simply closing – we’ve taken it upon ourselves to continue to employ our staff, so they can help out where it matters the most at this very moment.’ The company published all three designs, as well as their entire supply chain. This way, POV hopes to inspire other companies with similar machines available to do the same.
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