Print & Display plans to exit screen printing after Kudu install

Level-of-sale specialist Print & Show has put in a brand-new SwissQprint Kudu 3.2m flatbed with roll-to-roll operate, serving to it to section out its display printing division.

Arriving in mid-March, the Kudu has already seen Print & Show take all remaining work off its four-colour Thieme display printer, which had been saved on for white and polish solely.

Garry Hatfield, director at Print & Show, instructed Printweek that if the Kudu can deal with all the agency’s white and polish work over the following six months – on prime of its customary printing duties – the agency will be capable to shut its display printing division.

Provided that the Kudu has taken on the whole lot Print & Show has thrown at it over the previous 5 weeks, Hatfield was optimistic about releasing up a considerable quantity of area within the firm’s 5,400 sqm website.

He stated: “We haven’t used the display press as soon as. So, if in six months I stil haven’t had to make use of it, the display press can go. It’s a large machine – actually round 15 metres lengthy by three metres large – so will create a whole lot of area.”

Print & Show produces a whole lot of work for the beauty and fragrance markets, which steadily want spot whites and varnishes – so folding that work right into a single machine, the Kudu, has helped streamline the agency’s processes, in addition to lowering waste and slicing electrical energy utilization.

The brand new press has likewise helped enhance the corporate’s print capability, shoring up year-on-year development that noticed the agency broaden from £6.5m turnover final monetary 12 months, to round £8m when it closes its monetary 12 months this month.

Now operating alongside Print & Show’s two HP Scitex 11000s, the Kudu has changed an older, smaller, Canon Arizona 1380GT; based on Hatfield, the Kudu is round 15 occasions sooner, which means that the agency has actual potential to tackle new work.

Successful new clients can also be on the playing cards, with the SwissQprint’s capability to print roll-to-roll, its 1,350dpi decision, 3D print results and layered transparency results all offering avenues for brand spanking new functions.

The Kudu can also be saving Print & Show vitality.

Hatfield stated: “The ability consumption is clearly a large plus, the sustainability – the inks are all GreenGuard Gold – and the reliability. It’s simply the most effective machine on the market for what we wanted.”

Print & Show employs 65 at its Nottingham website. 

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