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Buying top quality graphics production equipment and consumables just became much more rewarding. Thanks to the new CSAF finance initiative from CMYUK, the UK’s leading independent supplier of digital print technology and materials, customers can now potentially save tens of thousands of pounds over the duration of their equipment finance contract.

Glasgow-based SPD Design & Print Ltd. purchased a Mimaki UJV55-320 superwide format printer from CMYUK during Sign & Digital UK this year and benefited from the new initiative. Called CSAF (Consumable Supported Asset Finance), the reward scheme is closely tailored to the needs of the client.

SPD’s Chief Operations Director, Shevy Kapoor, comments: “The CSAF rewards scheme on consumable spend was key to us buying the printer through CMYUK. Our spend on materials and ink is currently in the region of £800K per annum, so the projected rebates we will earn made CSAF an obvious choice when looking at return on investment. I would recommend both the new CSAF rewards initiative and the CMYUK service.”

The Mimaki UJV55-320 LED UV printer purchased by SPD delivers high quality output for the rapid volume production of signs, banners, windows and retail displays, exhibition graphics and other similar applications up to 3.2m wide, with the added versatility of twin-roll simultaneous printing.

“Our strategy at SPD this year is to further improve the great quality of services and products we offer our customers,” continues Shevy Kapoor. “Investing in the Mimaki will not only help us achieve a terrific quality of output and speed-up productivity, it will also open new market opportunities for us, such as exhibitions.”

With a turnover in the region of £4 million per annum, and 38 staff working in some 18,000 square- metres of floor space, SPD Design & Print Ltd is one of the leading graphics providers in its field, able to create a broad range of outstanding projects including banners, signage, event displays, and building wraps for many blue-chip clients. The Mimaki UJV55-320 3.2 metre roll-to-roll UV printer will help increase productivity in its busy print shop.

Thanks to a special CMYUK show deal during Sign & Digital UK, SPD also benefited from a full second year’s warranty worth £6,000.

CMYUK’s Senior Digital Sales Consultant, Sue Hayward, explained how CSAF works for the customer: “SPD were looking at a similar printer from another manufacturer but the benefits of CSAF won them over to us. They quickly understood the financial gains of the scheme and saw how fast they could earn a return on their investment. Potentially, over the term of the finance contract, customers like SPD can save tens of thousands of pounds.”

Sue continues “CSAF is a very simple purchasing solution that CMYUK has exclusively developed with Paragon Finance. The customer switches some or all of their material spend to CMYUK, and we will contribute a monthly amount directly into their finance agreement, reducing their monthly payment. The more you purchase from CMYUK, the more you save.

“Who wouldn’t want to save money while using top-quality media on the leading production equipment in the business? It’s the perfect win-win scenario.”

Shevy Kapoor at SPD agrees: “It wasn’t a difficult decision to go with Mimaki, CMYUK and CSAF. We’ve bought an outstanding 3.2m wide printer from a reputable supplier that will look after us, got an additional year of warranty free, and over the course of the finance agreement we will make substantial savings on the printer purchase cost.”

CSAF: How it works

So how does CSAF work? It couldn’t be easier. Tell CMYUK what materials you buy on a monthly basis, they then analysis the data, and quickly let you know how much CMYUK will contribute towards your monthly finance agreement. CMYUK guarantees to price match or beat your current purchase rates and supply you with either the same products or equivalent products of the same quality.

The highly competitive finance is simple too. Your finance agreement with Paragon will have two direct debits every month. One from you, and one from CMYUK. There is no limit to the level of contribution, so you could reduce your monthly finance cost literally to zero. The contribution from CMYUK will continue for as long as you keep purchasing.

To find out how CSAF can work for your business, log onto www.cmyuk.com/CSAF and try the online calculator.