The UK’s number one choice for all parking management solutions – PCM – has taken ownership of a JETRIX LXi7 LED UV flatbed printer. In fact, the printer has proved so proficient that through the pandemic they have identified several additional signage opportunities and set up a new business called UK Signs.
PCM is known for providing full-service solutions for all types and sizes of parking areas, from enforcement, Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems, pay by phone through to permit management. They operate across residential, commercial, retail and leisure locations through-out the UK. The level of printing and signage requirements involved in this significant operation initially led to the company seeking a large format printer that could easily meet the variety of their demands and achieve their exacting needs. However, while this was the paramount reason for purchasing the printer, they have since found that it could easily manage this work and more. So, the senior team took the decision to invest and set up a sister business called UK Signs dedicated to producing indoor and outdoor signage using the JETRIX printer.
As the LXi7 is a direct to substrates flatbed printer, it easily stands up to their heavy production requirements. The size of the 2.5m x 3.0m flatbed also means that significant pieces of print and signage can be produced. When researching the options, specific areas of interest were exploring the ease of its use, particularly elements like the powerful zonal vacuum system on the flatbed which enables quick and accurate media placement. Manufactured using celebrated South Korean technology, the JETRIX has been developed to deliver rapid production of speeds of up to 78sqm/hr alongside a host of other premium abilities such as automated functions and safety systems - all designed to increase productivity.
As Ian Cordingley, Director at Parking Control Management says:
“This is a new era for us - welcoming the JETRIX LXi7 into our business. After reviewing what was available in the market, this just felt like the best fit for us both in terms of what it can achieve and it’s competitive price. It is now being used right the way through our business, doing everything from small scale information boards to large format signs.
In fact, the JETRIX capabilities surprised us so much! That is why we took the decision to set up UK Signs and increase significantly what we were producing on it. Since them we have produced several major jobs and are frequently tendering for more. It’s speed and abilities mean we have been able to be both extremely competitive on prices and also go for jobs that we would never have been able to look at before. We’re looking forward to continuing to put it through its paces!”
This is reiterated by Ben Woodruff, Head of JETRIX UK Sales, InkTec Europe:
“Interestingly we’re installing more and more JETRIX printers directly into businesses as many of the larger corporations are choosing to have an in-house creative and printing resource. In particular, the JETRIX LXi7 is perfect for fulfilling the requirements of these kind of environments, as it is relatively simple to use, delivers great printing results, but also competitive on price and engineered to last.”