Plant and Finishing at the Cutting Edge of Technology
We have a range of large format digital printing and finishing machinery and technology that ensure we can tackle indoor and outdoor advertising projects in house.From individually crafted bespoke items to vast hoardings and banners we have the cutting edge equipment to meet our customer’s requirements. We have recently worked with HP in Barcelona to develop the World’s first HP Latex 3500 printer, which we subsequently purchased
HP Latex 3500
PressOn was the first company in the World to purchase the new HP Latex 3500 having been instrumental in its development with HP in Barcelona. Printing up to 3.2 metes wide, the machine produces high quality graphics at high production speeds, giving PressOn the ability to meet extremely tight deadlines for high volume graphics.
It’s able to print fine details, offering a wide colour gamut and a flexible ink layer using 6 colours and upto 1200 dpi. Printing at 72 m2/hr for indoor graphics and 120m2/hr for outdoor, the speeds are incredible. Odourless printing and the high eco standards of the HP inks means that prints are suitable for indoor environments, schools and restaurants.
VUTEk QS2 Pro
The EFI VUTEk QS2 pro is a robust 2m UV printer with true greyscale variable drop technology. Printing 6 colours plus white with a 3 layer print capability it provides excellent colour consistency and accuracy across a range of media and substrates. This enables greater PMS colour matching essential for fine art and POP display graphics.
2 x HP LX570’s
The two HP570’s are known affectionately as the “twins” at PressOn, enabling short run, high quality, fast speed bespoke work to be printed. With fast loading times, the purchase of these machines bridges the gap between PressOn’s previous HP 360 machine and their more industrial HP LX 3500. The 570’s enable PressOn to produce short run, high quality images, whilst benefiting from cost efficiencies through increased unattended printing times.
Kongsberg i XP24 digital cutting table
PressOn produce a massive amount of printed material, most of which is bespoke. Most of this is produced on long rolls or very large panels which is very cost effective. All this material needs to be trimmed out and this machine does exactly that.
The Kongsberg i XP 24 offers versatility and accurate handling of a wide range of materials: corrugated board, solid board, foam, MDF, wood, styrene, vinyl, Plexiglas, polypropylene and aluminium. Accuracy and versatility comes from a wide range of tools including i-cut camera technology ensuring prefect registration when cutting complex printed graphics.
Traditionally the finishing elements of projects are blamed for bottlenecks in production but the high speed Kongsberg can deliver a wider range of products at four times the speed of other digitalcuters. It also operates 24/7, with fast changeovers for tooling. Press On have also purchased an optional high speed milling tool.
Crest 1600 Laminator
Hand built in Holland this machine applies protective coatings to rolls or panels of material. Typically it’s used for applying Anti Graffiti laminate to vinyl prior to its application to panels. We also have a second laminating machine that we primarily use for hot encapsulating film.
Rolls Roller Table Laminator
This machine enables vinyl to be mounted quickly and accurately. Until this machine came along all hoarding panels were applied by hand, now two members of staff can mount down up to 100 boards a day!
Summa Cutter 1600 S Class Vinyl Cutter
Cut vinyl is the mainstay of the signage industry. This machine is unique because it can cut printed self-adhesive vinyl not just plain coloured rolls, using the OPOS recognition system. This machine is considered to be the best in its class both in speed and accuracy.
Drytac AFC1600 liquid laminators x 2
We have two 1650 mm wide liquid laminators that apply protective coatings to vehicle liveries and wallpaper graphics.
Solent Texsew Pro Conveyorline
We have a high speed sewing line for finshing PVC banners and most fabrics. It is used to create pucker free seaming, hemming and for adding pockets to a range of textiles.
GMG Colour Server
This software manages the colour representation on all of the printing devices to an ISO standard of 39L. It enables us to achieve consistent colour across all of the different devices and ink types. In this way the same colours can be achieved regardless of whether it is printed direct to board, printed to paper or printed to vinyl. PressOn was one of the first printers in the UK to invest in this technology and demonstrates our commitment to achieving the optimum colour consistency available.
GMG Colour Management
The visual colour impression is preserved, regardless of the printing process, press and substrate. For a customer this means that you can print across a range of products, banners, lift graphics, Foamex panels, and hoardings and ensure that the colour (hence your branding) remains consistent.