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Inca Spyder 320 drives home the message for Concept Displays

Thursday, 23 August 2007
By Print 21 Online Article

The Central Coast company which provides printing, die cutting, fabrication/assembly and design services to the advertising industry first started thinking about purchasing the Inca Spyder 320 when in Germany. "I saw first-hand the emerging movement of flatbed digital printing on a recent overseas trip," said Stephen Wallis, director.

"After seeing the screen printing industry analysis out of Germany it really got me thinking seriously about the technology and how it could benefit the business."

Pictured: Robert Wilson (left) and Stephen Wallis (right) with the Inca Spyder 320+ White at this year’s PrintEx.

Wallis said that the decision to go with Fujifilm Sericol’s Spyder came down to three key factors: the need for the best technology; the requirement that new technology must be compatible with existing screen printing technologies and a good relationship with Fujifilm Sericol.

Spyders can be temperamental creatures and while the 320 doesn’t bite, it did require Concept to build a temperature-controlled room for it to be housed. The benefits have soon become apparent, Wallis says.

"The Inca Spyder 320 has opened up niche markets for Concept by allowing the company to now print directly onto almost any surface up to 30mm thick. It has improved the resolution on cardboard printing and can even print directly onto glass."

Generally used for shorter runs under 255 quantity and traditional screen printing for larger runs, Concept has big plans for drawing new business and future growth. "We can offer the market more than when we were traditional screen printers," Wallis said.

"Our partnership with Fujifilm Sericol has become one where we trial new things together. It’s put us in the driving seat."

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