Event firm boosts production prowess with VUTEk

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GTMS’ production capabilities and client satisfaction are set to soar in 2010 thanks to the arrival of new printing and finishing machinery.

The leading event production company is kick starting the spring with the purchase of a Vutek Flatbed UV Printer set to ensure quicker turnaround time and greater throughput.

As the first flatbed printer at GTMS, the Vutek machine will allow printing direct to substrate up to 2m wide and printing 3m x 2m sheets in one piece is now achievable - a marked improvement on the firm’s former printing process of roll to roll printing.

The Hampshire based firm is complimenting the purchase of the flatbed printer with a Kongsburg CNC cutter which will also increase its efficiency. As finishing times can bottle neck the production process, this new cutting machine will speed up finishing times by 50-60%.

Dominik Short, GTMS’ Director said, “We are delighted with the two fantastic additions to our printing and finishing departments. Investing in equipment is essential in order to ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry and can consistently offer our clients a bigger and better service.”

The Vutek flatbed printer can print directly onto many substrates from foam PVC, foamboards, cardboard, dibond and acrylic. GTMS are also trialing a new plywood based material that will be advantageous to the building industry for hoardings.

“We decided that purchasing a used flatbed printer was a sensible option given the current climate. The Vutek printer will look after existing requirements and allow us to develop new business with a view to upgrading in 18 months’ time,” added Dominik.

In addition to offering branding and event production, GTMS provides exceptional print services for large scale and complex projects, in addition to offering branding and event production. With 25 years’ experience under its belt and a wealth of prestigious clients – including the BBC, Bacardi, Fat Face and an array of experiential, marketing and PR agencies, GTMS takes care of every aspect from the initial design through to the production and installation by its expert team.

GTMS’ forward-thinking team of 26 employees operates from under one roof – a 38,000 sq. ft purpose-built site complete with offices, print house, build workshops and warehouse.