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Peak Digital reaches new signage summit

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
By Print 21 Online Article

Peak Digital in Seaford, VIC.

Melbourne printer Peak Digital says its newly installed large format Epson SureColor SC80600 has delivered an amazing upgrade in speed and colour quality.

The solar-powered, Seaford-based business specialises in all aspects of design, pre-press, large format, screen printing, signage and installation and recently began looking for a new large format printer to cope with an increase in signage and décor jobs. Director Andrew Robertson says the machine had to meet some strict requirements.

‘The best printer in its class’: Andrew Robertson, director Peak Digital, with the Epson SC80600.

“We strive to deliver high quality printing, personalised service, competitive pricing and a fast turnaround but the emphasis really is on quality,” Robertson says. “Peak Digital required a printer that could very accurately match reds and orange as closely as possible – a near match just wouldn’t be acceptable for our clients so this printer had to be very, very good. After viewing samples, we made our minds up that the Epson SC80600 was the way to go. The SC80600’s ability to print either white or metallic silver was also a big contributing factor in our decision.”

The SureColor Solvent 80600 is designed to suit a variable workflow with low to medium production volumes and can be used with a wide range of media including paper, canvas, film and vinyl. It can produce an extended range of applications including large format photo and image printing, high-value high-impact indoor POS, durable outdoor signage, back-lit displays, window decorations, banners, vehicle wraps, wallpapers, surface finishes and labels.

Peak Digital uses its new SC80600 (pictured) to print vehicle signage, external shop signage, window and wall graphics, with the printer getting a full daily workout, often seven days a week.

“The SC80600’s ability to print a much wider colour gamut means we are able to consistently and accurately match corporate colours, a major bonus for our customers. The machine also continuously runs unattended, allowing operators to perform other tasks without the worry of checking the printer and despite its constant use, since we acquired it we have had no issues that have required technicians or operator intervention. Moving forward, it’ll be hard to find a better large format signage printer than the SC80600 as the fact that we can so consistently meet customer demands in terms of colour matching and turnaround times makes it incredibly hard to beat and in my opinion the best printer in its class.”

The forward-thinking company, which runs a 280-panel solar power system on its roof, prides itself on using only equipment that incorporates the latest environmentally friendly technology.

“The SC80600 incorporates Epson’s latest PrecisionCore printhead and UltraChrome Eco-Solvent ink technology,” says Robertson. “It produces durable prints that are bright and glossy with an unparalleled colour gamut and is designed to produce premium quality output, using minimum ink, with simple operation and fast job completion. The output speed and the ability of this amazing printer to so accurately colour match were unquestionably the main factors in our decision to purchase it.”

Robertson says the company’s solar system, installed about a year ago on the roof of its factory at Seaford in Melbourne’s south-east, has slashed its monthly power bill of $4,000-$4,500 by more than 50 percent.

“It’s been great and the reduction in power bills is pretty amazing. I’d recommend solar to anyone.”

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