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Vutek GS3250lx Pro LED cool drying wide format

Sunday, 19 October 2014
By Print 21 Online Article

Being able to print on almost every surface, with very low heat curing and negligible VOC emissions, is just one of the reasons for John Fisher Printing’s decision to upgrade its wide format to a Vutek GS3250lx Pro.

‘It’s kinder to the environment, better for the finished product and validates the customers’ green credentials and global corporate governance requirements.’

xWide format printing has proved a game changer for the 4th generation printing company in Marrickville. Recognising the changing dynamics of the packaging and signage printing market where the company specialised, Tony Fisher, managing director, bought his first Vutek from DES after a visit to the SGIA exhibition in Las Vegas in 2009.

“There had been a notable decline in print quantities in our current markets and an increased presence of higher speed digital copier equipment, eroding the lower run quantities. Strategies were required for the ongoing health of the business and recognising the technologies that would have the best synergies for our business was important,” said Fisher at a recent LIA tour of his plant.

“We also needed to recognise that he technology would continue to improve exponentially and that that meant investing in technology at level that would not be outdated quickly.”

“In other words, there are not many materials we can’t print on with the quality and turnarounds our clients require.” Tony Fisher.

The investment strategy meant the company was looking at an ROI of less than three years, while upgrading the equipment also during that time. It involved providing everything for customers from prototyping to direct print to substrate in the short run packaging and display services area.

”We could now offer a diverse range of products in A2, A1 and A0+. We had combined technologies that would complement one another. More campaigns could be completed and kept in-house,” he said.

John Fisher Printing has now upgraded its wide-format capability to incorporate the very latest LED ‘cool cure’ technology with the Vutek GS3250lx Pro. It enables the company to service the packaging industry’s requirement for short-run corrugated sheets and boxes.

“It also allows us to print to thin film plastics, mirror finish acrylics and even bubble wrap. We’ve increased throughput with the addition of continuous board feed and media rail guides to effectively handle the larger runs of lined corrugated boards, which are notoriously susceptible to moisture, heat and excessive curling,” said Fisher.




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