Hull, UK-based display specialist RMC Digital has taken delivery of its third printer in three years from EFI with the delivery of an EFI VUTEk GS3250LX 3.2m flatbed and roll-fed machine incorporating 'cool cure' LED curing. This investment follows the original decision by the company to invest in a VUTEk printer when the company was first formed in 2010.
RMC Digital specialises in producing multi-layered graphics as well as general wide-format displays, and the use of white ink plays a key role in the company's applications. Following the purchase of a VUTEk QS3250 for its first production machine, superwide-format, double-sided and multi-roll capabilities were added with the investment in a VUTEk GS5000r 5m printer.
The recent installation at RMC Digital of the VUTEk GS3250LX followed considerable research into the best machine for the company's purposes and, having visited EFI's customer experience centre in Brussels, the decision was made to opt for LED curing. Impressed not only with the greener benefits of moving away from mercury arc lamps, but also the new inks that proved to give greater elasticity and the white offering excellent opacity.
"We were thinking about upgrading and, although we looked at other machines on the market, it was an easy decision to stay with EFI. Not only are we familiar with VUTEk printers and Fiery XF RIP software, we also wanted the benefits of the company's 'cool cure' LED technology," states Nicole Spencer, operations manager at RMC Digital. "We also need to be able match colour across all our devices, and this is simple to achieve with our VUTEk machines. The LED curing also means we can print direct to materials that we haven't been able to consider before because the heat of the conventional lamps could cause buckling and surface damage."
The Hull-based company has a nationwide client base and provides a complete design, manufacturing and installation service for its customers. Specialising in double-sided block-out and 'night and day' graphics, RMC Digital also produces a wide range of general displays, wallpapers, floor graphics, scaffold wraps and canvas prints.