PressOn have announced they will be taking delivery tomorrow, 7 June 2013 of an EFI VUTEk QS2 Pro 3.2m wide-format flat-bed and roll-fed UV-curable printer.
PressOn have enjoyed a period of growth in their large format digital printing business in the past 24 months, and have seen exceptional growth in particular over the past 12 months. As a result of increasing demand they have made a number of substantial machinery investments over this time including a Kongsberg XPi 24 digital cutter in August 2012 and a Supracoater 1600 liquid laminator in December 2012.
The VUTEk QS2 pro will add to their UV-curable printing arsenal and help them to satisfy increased customer demand for the highest quality, fast turnaround graphics and display materials.
Joint founding MD of PressOn, Mr Andy Wilson commented today on the new purchase, “Our customers have always insisted upon high quality print from us, but the demand for the absolute best image quality has become more and more evident. To continue to satisfy customers in this higher premium market we needed a machine that was flexible, could print on any substrate even on heavily textured materials. Any addition needed to be guaranteed to always produce the quality print that PressOn are trusted to deliver. With the tight deadlines our customers need, high production speeds were extremely important too.”
The VUTEk QS2 Pro was chosen after much research by PressOn as it demonstrated some compelling features. It was supplied by UK specialist CMYUK. The VUTEk’s in-line multi-layer print capability and greyscale technology with variable droplets was a feature that will help PressOn to offer their customers premium quality print. This technology offers solutions to the increasing challenging project requirements PressOn are receiving such as printing pure white ink on coloured substrates. The machine will be linked through to PressOn’s existing GMG Colour Management software, to ensure colour critical print remains accurate from one off jobs through to multiple items of printed media on different substrates.
Joint MD Mr Nigel Webster commented, “The VUTEk QS2 Pro will perfectly complement our high quality print offering at PressOn. Our retail customers will love the quality and flexibility it will offer, enabling us to print straight to wood, board and even aluminium. It will also help us with the very creative bespoke work we are seeing more frequently from the fast moving retail display market.”
“The installation of this machine at PressOn reflects the company’s desire to increase productivity and quality with a true hybrid printer that benefits from EFI’s latest technology,” states CMYUK’s Mr Robin East. “Combining true greyscale capability with a very wide colour gamut is complemented by the VUTEk QS2 Pro’s versatility on rigid and flexible materials, plus its optimised ink usage for lower costs per print.”
PressOn is one of the UK’s leading large format digital printers and began in 2000 when directors Nigel Webster and Andy Wilson decided to combine their knowledge of digital printing. Based in Rochester, Kent, PressOn specialise in the production of high quality imaging for both indoor and outdoor advertising purposes. They currently employ 25 people.
Wokingham based CMYUK is the authorised UK distributor of EFI VUTEk wide- and superwide-format printers, plus Zünd CNC finishing solutions and A Berger digital textiles. The company’s highly skilled team includes colour-management and technical support specialists, and its customer base embraces offset litho printers and screen process businesses as well as start-up and established sign-makers and digital display producers.