Perfect Colours says it will be 'unmissable' at Sign and Digital UK this year, bringing a full house of new and established products to its largest stand to date. But, as well as the first UK outing for one of its new flagship wide-format machines, the award-winning sign and graphics supplier will be making the statement that it is personality that makes the difference when choosing a vendor partner in this fast-paced market.
Debuting in the UK at the show is the five-colour UV-curable InkTec Jetrix KX6. The 2.4 x 1.2m flat-bed – which the reseller supplies with two years' free warranty – attains speeds of up to 55sq m/hour using dual CMYK plus four white channels, making it an attractive option for the Sign UK audience. Able to produce fine art quality at low running costs, the KX6 is a robust and cost-effective option for those transitioning from analogue process or hoping to increase their throughput, being as it is the fastest true flat-bed in its size.
Precision-focused printers will be interested in the Durst Omega 2, the compact but powerful 1.6m hybrid which, despite its entry-level price point, can accommodate heat-sensitive media and produce high-quality prints at up to 1,728dpi. Perfect Colours will also present an array of machines from HP, such as the popular 1.62m (64") Latex 360, which prints at a top speed of 91sq m/hour and integrates a media cutter for vinyl, paper and polyester film, and the small but mighty Latex 310.
The HP Designjet Z6800 and the Epson SureColor F6000 are likely to appeal to display professionals looking to diversify in 2015. The eight-colour 1.52m HP engine is a lightning-fast photographic production printer reaching an incredible 140sq m/hour and sporting an on-board X-Rite I1 Pro spectrophotometer for superb replication of skin tones and solid colours. Meanwhile, the 1.1m Epson SC F6000 creates a viable entry point into lucrative dye-sublimation work. Supported by Perfect Colours's education- and customer-led approach, these machines are strong contenders for print houses to expand without breaking the bank. A range of high-productivity cutters from Summa – renowned for their accuracy – will also be paraded.
Powering and complementing this formidable line-up will be software from Caldera. Perfect Colours will show how the suite – which received a major upgrade towards the end of 2014 – can streamline the entire production process for businesses large and small with modular options and varying degrees of workflow management. Finally, the reseller's comprehensive range of media and ink options will also be on show.
"Perfect Colours is out in force at Sign and Digital UK this year to show how we always deliver for our customers on value, service and quality," states Jon Telling, Perfect Colours's sales director. "A business can have the best machine on the market but it has to be supported properly in the field to maximise its return on investment. We have the range, the expertise and the personal touch to ensure that success, and we invite visitors to come and see what we mean."