Suffolk-based Stylize Display Graphics has installed an Anapurna H3200i LED printer with a dual roll-to-roll option and flatbed capability to replace its Agfa Anapurna M2500i. It is the first Anapurna H3200i LED to be installed in the UK.
Stylize is a versatile operation which, since it was set up some 25 years back by Neil Saville, has steadily invested in the latest technology. Along with the Anapurna H3200i LED Stylize has also recently invested in a Kongsberg cutting table, which enables the company to not only print on heat sensitive material but also to cut and finish a wide range of jobs it could not have coped with previously in-house.
“We first invested in an Agfa Anapurna M1600 nearly ten years ago. That printer was still going strong several years later when we traded up to an Anapurna M2500i. Then, barely a year later, we heard that Agfa was about to introduce the H3200i LED and decided straight away that we just had to have it,” explained Neil Saville, founder and managing director of Stylize Display Graphics.
The company now employs ten staff including Neil’s two sons, Kane who operates the new Anapurna H3200i LED and Damon who manages overall production.
“We use a great deal of acrylic material and often print white on the reverse. This work tends to be produced at best quality mode but even so the output speed is still impressive. The LED lights will provide a cost saving on replacement bulbs and now there’s no wasted time waiting for the machine to warm up. Ink adhesion is excellent and there is no need for a promoter. Then, most importantly, the quality is fantastic,” enthused Kane Saville.
Stylize has grown organically and the staff takes pride in everything produced be it banners, vehicle graphics, exhibition graphics or very large outdoor signage. This has been borne out by the fact that over the past 25 years the company has built a loyal customer following ranging from leading retailers, international pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and educational establishments.
“Each time we have invested in a new printer we have looked at all the options but I have to say that Agfa has always won the business. Added to this, we can rely on Agfa’s service and support, which is excellent. If space was not at a premium we would invest in another Anapurna H3200i LED, one as a dedicated flatbed and the other as roll-to-roll,” commented Damon Saville.
Now Neil Saville has his sights on a further development for the business producing large textile graphics for a number of Stylize’s customers.
[Image shows (l-r) Damon, Neil and Kane Saville]