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When Malcolm Cairns was faced with the prospect of redundancy from his managerial position at a print company, the entrepreneur took the initiative by setting up a print business from his garage with nothing more than a printer, a laminator and guillotine. Wind forward six years and Graphic Print & Sign (GPS) has found its niche as one of the UK’s few print specialists that can offer grand format as well as standard print and finishing services.

The drive towards increased productivity has led directly to Marshall Print’s most recent acquisition: a new Esko Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table with conveyor belt – sourced from and installed by CMYUK – which offers incredible versatility across a wide range of cutting applications and materials.

Just five months on from installing an Inca Digital Onset X2 from Fujifilm, Swedish printer Billes Tryckeri AB has seen a 30 per cent increase in wide format production output. With an offset printing heritage dating back more than 50 years and ten years of more recent digital print production experience, the company employs 125 people and turns over 250 million krona a year (nearly €26 million). Digital printing now makes up around 40 per cent of the company’s output and, in line with trends in the wider industry, this proportion is growing.

When Malcolm Cairns was faced with the prospect of redundancy from his managerial position at a print company, the entrepreneur took the initiative by setting up a print business from his garage with nothing more than a printer, a laminator and guillotine. Wind forward six years and Graphic Print & Sign (GPS) has found its niche as one of the UK's few print specialists that can offer grand format as well as standard print and finishing services.

Esko reports that Visix, a manufacturer of flags and banners based in Roeselare, Belgium and serving Belgium and France, has installed a Kongsberg C64 cutting table with Esko Automation Engine. These acquisitions have helped the company increase throughput and reduce waste through increased automation and elimination of prepress and production bottlenecks.

Spanish digital print specialist Master Rótulo has invested in a Kongsberg C64 cutting table from Esko to ensure it delivers unequaled finishing quality, boosting its overall production capacity and speeding time to market.

In the recent customer survey, “Perspective 2020”, Durst’s customers indicated that, in addition to technological innovation, customer integration has a particular relevance in working together to achieve commercial success. One example of what this type of commercial success can look like is illustrated by the development of roll-to-roll double-sided printing, which is available as a new option for the Rho flatbed printing systems. 

Pure Innovations Ltd, based in West Yorkshire, is using Easy Dot as its in-house digital substrate.