PressOn took delivery of an EFI VUTEk QS2 Pro 3.2m wide-format flat-bed and roll-fed UV-curable printer on 7th June 2013. The VUTEk QS2 pro will add to PressOn's UV-curable printing arsenal and help it to satisfy increased customer demand for the highest quality, fast turnaround graphics and display materials.
The company has enjoyed a period of growth in its large format digital printing business in the past 24 months - particularly over the past 12 months. As a result of increasing demand, PressOn has also made a number of substantial machinery investments over this time including a Kongsberg XPi 24 digital cutter in August 2012 and a Supracoater 1600 liquid laminator in December 2012.
On the new purchase, joint founding managing director of PressOn, Andy Wilson, comments, “Our customers have always insisted upon high quality print from us, but the demand for the absolute best image quality has become more and more evident. To continue to satisfy customers in this higher premium market we needed a machine that was flexible, could print on any substrate even on heavily textured materials. Any addition needed to be guaranteed to always produce the quality print that PressOn are trusted to deliver. With the tight deadlines our customers need, high production speeds were extremely important too.”
The VUTEk QS2 Pro was chosen after much research by PressOn as it demonstrated some compelling features. It was supplied by UK specialist CMYUK.
The VUTEk’s in-line multi-layer print capability and greyscale technology with variable droplets was a feature that will help PressOn to offer its customers premium quality print. This technology offers solutions to the increasing challenging project requirements PressOn is receiving such as printing pure white ink on coloured substrates. The machine will be linked through to PressOn’s existing GMG Colour Management software to ensure colour critical print remains accurate from one off jobs through to multiple items of printed media on different substrates.
Joint PressOn managing director Nigel Webster adds, “The VUTEk QS2 Pro will perfectly complement our high quality print offering at PressOn. Our retail customers will love the quality and flexibility it will offer, enabling us to print straight to wood, board and even aluminium. It will also help us with the very creative bespoke work we are seeing more frequently from the fast moving retail display market.”
CMYUK’s Robin East, concludes, “The installation of this machine at PressOn reflects the company’s desire to increase productivity and quality with a true hybrid printer that benefits from EFI’s latest technology. Combining true greyscale capability with a very wide colour gamut is complemented by the VUTEk QS2 Pro’s versatility on rigid and flexible materials, plus its optimised ink usage for lower costs per print.”
For more information on PressOn, please visit www.presson.co.uk