PressOn’s Managing Directors, Andy Wilson and Nigel Webster announce the purchase of a Kongsberg i XP24 digital cutting table from ESKO, which will revolutionise their existing large format digital print and finishing business. PressOn were pioneers in digital finishing entering the market in early 2004 with the purchase of a Zund cutting table.
Andy Wilson said, “Purchasing the new Kongsberg i XP 24 marks an exciting new era for PressOn. Increasingly our existing signage and POP customers are demanding a wide range of materials and innovative finishing solutions. Meeting this demand led us to the phenomenal Kongsberg i XP 24. We will now be tackling these complex jobs and then we’ll be encouraging our current and new customers to push their creativity even further as this machine is just so versatile.”
Nigel Webster added “The Kongsberg i XP 24 will enable us to improve our current finishing offering and work on an astonishing range of materials accurately and quickly. Twin this with our high quality large format digital print at PressOn and we are in a position to offer our customers some truly powerful solutions for their projects. We are also venturing into new markets with the high power Kongsberg router.”
Having investigated a range of digital cutting tables, PressOn chose the Kongsberg i XP 24 for its versatility and accurate handling of a wide range of materials. The new Kongsberg will be cutting; corrugated board, solid board, foam, MDF, wood, styrene, vinyl, Plexiglas, polypropylene and aluminium. Accuracy and versatility comes from a wide range of tools they have purchased 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 their existing set up. It also operates 24/7, with fast changeovers for tooling. PressOn have also purchased an optional high speed milling tool, (first showcased at DRUPA this year).
Andy adds, “The new machine is also user friendly. Changing tools is fast and easy for the team, which is really important to us at PressOn. We want our guys to work in the best environment possible. It’s also really quiet when operating which makes for a happier, safer workplace.”
Further information: 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.