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Hp Scitex Fb500

Robert Horne Group has helped ensure that Reading-based Glendining Signs is geared for future growth with the recommendation and installation of a new HP Scitex FB500 printer.

Glendining Signs has provided quality signage solutions for over 30 years and has enjoyed continued year on year growth throughout that time.  Continuous investment in its manufacturing facility has always been a key part of Glendining Sign’s strategy for growth. The firm is a major supplier of health and safety signage within the construction industry and has, over the years successfully expanded into other areas, such as the provision of freestanding sign frames and large format print services.

The latest round of investment involved a decision to move to ‘direct to substrate’ UV printing.  Prior to the new installation, signage production was  a time consuming and labour intensive process.  In order to improve on speed and quality of service, the service capacity needed to be increased.

Having worked with Robert Horne Group since 2003, the firm asked them for advice on UV printers. 

As part of its consultative approach, Robert Horne invited the team to its Manchester-based based Digital Suite. Glendining Signs was able to trial the technology using its own files and substrates to experience first-hand the value the HP Scitex FB500 would bring to its operations.  This approach - combined with Robert Horne’s expert knowledge - cemented Glendining’s decision to invest in the HP Scitex FB500.

The HP Scitex FB500 enables one employee to operate the printer to create finished signs, with fewer processes than solvent printers. Running costs are significantly reduced with cheaper inks, no vinyl costs, less labour and a better quality finish.  The new HP printer is helping Glendining Signs to manage its existing work remit as well as allowing the company to expand into new areas of sign making.

Chris Lake, Operations Director at Glendining Signs, comments, “Robert Horne has helped us find the perfect solution.  We will now be able to keep a competitive edge with keen pricing, supreme quality and turnaround, as well as exploring new avenues of business.”

For more information on Glendining Signs, please visit www.glendining.co.uk

For more information on Robert Horne Group, please visit www.roberthorne.co.uk