Erzurum, Turkey – Arkes Turism Co., Ltd. is located in Erzurum, a city with a population of 360,000, in East Turkey. Established in 2008, Arkes Turism brings modernity to the working environment with its young and professional design team. The company has broken new ground in the region with its corporate design solutions and consistently strives to improve its product portfolio.
"There is no limit to creativity. We have always believed in the importance of every single job. As a company, we always try to provide the easiest and most practical solutions for our customers," said Mr. Zeki Aricioglu, owner of Arkes Turism.
In addition to its advertising agency services, Arkes Turism provides high quality printing solutions to the entire East Turkish region with its array of digital printers. Furthermore, it has a fully equipped application workshop, including CNC routing machines.
The Roland grand format AJ-1000 was the first printer and first Roland machine for Arkes. "We had to be very disciplined and conduct thorough market research before making our investment," said Aricioglu.
"Our graphic artist, Osman, who has more than 10 years' experience in the sign and advertising industry, played a very important role in our decision. Along the way, we met with representatives from many different brands of printers. Alfanorm, our Roland representative, was the most impressive company. The information that Alfanorm provided was very helpful, and led to us choosing to purchase a Roland printer.
"Although our main requirement was a printer with a 3.2 m width, we chose the AJ-1000 as our grand format printer because of its high-quality printing. Since our aim was to obtain the best quality printer in a city where there is as much commerce as there is in West Turkey, we also looked for an affordable one. For all these reasons, the right choice was the AJ-1000."
In 2009, Arkes purchased a Roland XC-540 printer/cutter in order to strengthen their organization with a second Roland machine. They also established a workshop for sign production and mounting. Following their investment in a workshop, they bid for a large job offered by an organization named "2011 Erzurum Winter Universiade." The key factor in Arkes' winning the project was the print quality produced by their Roland machines.
"Our strength was the printing quality of Roland. Creative sessions at our advertising agency are conducted by the lecturers ofthe Graphic Design Department in Ataturk University, the third largest university in Turkey, located in Erzurum," said Mr. Aricioglu. "Our ability to offer the Universiade a complete, high quality solution for creating designs, as well as for printing, producing and mounting them made the Universiade choose our company."
During the Universiade, Arkes' staff ran the AJ-1000 non-stop for 24 hours and was very impressed that the printer had no special maintenance issues. Mr. Atalay Aktas, manager of Arkes, maintains the Roland machines and refers to them as his "daughters" because of the machines' ability to consistently provide quality prints.
"The AJ-1000 has had no maintenance issues
and always produces high quality prints. There
are many machines installed in this city, but no
one can compete with Roland's print quality
and the ability to produce perfectly matched
colors," concluded Mr. Aricioglu.