John E Wright has a history going back 120 years, but is looking to the future with fast new printing equipment - two HP Latex 570 systems installed at its Hull branch.
From its head office in Nottingham, Blue Print House, John E Wright has been providing copying and printing services to architects and engineers since 1900. In 2004, as digital technology evolved, a separate graphics operation was established to offer signage, exhibition and outdoor display graphics. The business now has two main operations in Nottingham and one in Hull, and branches in Derby, Leicester and Oxford.
Across its six locations, John E Wright uses HP Latex systems for printing outdoor banners, vehicle wraps, roll-up displays, wallpaper, retail window graphics and more, and HP Designjet Z Series wide-format printers with aqueous inks for indoor applications such as posters. In October 2019 it opted to replace two older HP Latex printers, as Tony Barnett, Managing Director, explains.
"Two HP Latex 570 printers replaced two older Latex 360 systems in Hull, where our flourishing vehicle wrap business needed more print capacity," he says. "The 570s achieve a good quality print with vibrant colours and the bulk ink option keeps our ink prices low."
"Thanks to the increased speed and ease of use of these machines we can achieve tighter deadlines, and at lower production costs."
Tony went to see the HP Latex 570 in action at Sign and Digital UK in 2019, where the HP team demonstrated its fast print speeds, quick and easy front-loading, workflow efficiencies including unattended printing, and excellent colour reproduction across numerous applications.
Since updating its Hull site with the new HP Latex 570 duo, John E Wright is looking to the future once more.
"We are looking to grow our graphics business throughout our Midlands and Yorkshire regions through the acquisition of local businesses and the development of local talent," says Tony Barnett, adding the print business is currently seeking new account managers in both the Nottingham and Hull/Yorkshire areas.
For more information on John E Wright, please visit: www.johnewright.com