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Joe Martin

HP 10000 Digital Flatbed Printers

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Can you print on toast?

We are proud of the fact that we can produce all point-of-sale campaign items in-house; this is due to the versatility of the printing equipment that we have in our factory.  We also make our own packaging, guaranteeing that campaigns are delivered into stores undamaged.

Today we are going to focus on our two HP Scitex FB10000, flatbed printers. Did you know that we were the first people in the country to install them? In essence, these are massive inkjet printers with the added benefit that it can print on anything up to 25 mm thick; even toast!

The flexibility and versatility enable us to print any medium including Foam PVC, polystyrene (HIPS), fluted polypropylene, synthetic paper, paper, foam board, corrugated cardboard, compressed cardboard, and print up to 1.6 metres by 3.2 metres.  We can also print the exact quantity that we require; no run-through or waste!  This makes it perfect for printing onto expensive materials, producing one-off samples and the size enables us to put multiple items on at the same time.

It is mesmerising to watch the bed pass back and forth under the print heads with additional layers of ink being added with each pass.  With each one being able to print 650 m² per hour, these presses alone allow us to print over 11 million m² of campaign material per year.  It’s also surprising how quickly it can produce posters and floor standing display units (FDSU) ready for finishing.

An excellent example of these machines working to their full capacity was a recent pan-European campaign that we completed for Monster.  We produced over 5,000 FSDUs and shipped them to multiple locations in seven countries.

Did you know that we were the first people in the country to install these presses?

Come and see these printers at work in our factory; you will be mesmerised watching the bed pass back and forth under the print heads with additional layers of ink building up with each pass.