Active Display Group orders Australia’s first hybrid M-Press Tiger


Active Display Group, one of the biggest screen printers in the southern hemisphere, expects the installation to complement its existing hi-res screenprint capability and significantly increase its production capabilities by utilising the Tiger on its short run work, enabling its screenprint production line to run uninterrupted. 

David Gittus, managing director of Active Display Group says, “We first saw the M-Press at Fespa in Munich and when the time came to invest in new digital equipment we made the decision to stay away from flat bed machines that you throw away after a few years.

“The M-Press has really come into the zone in term of running cost and speed and it has become a serious competitor in the short run market. It’s the biggest digital investment we have made but by using it for short runs of around 200 sheets it will enable our facility to run far more efficiently.”

Also commenting, Steve Taylor, Inkjet Manager at Agfa Graphics Oceania says the latest order is likely the beginning of a larger uptake of the Tiger technology in the Australian market, as printers and customers alike take heed of the benefits.

He says, “This is the second customer in Australia to take up the M-Press Tiger, but Active Display Group’s press will also include an in-line screen printing unit for high gloss applications.

“The request for further information regarding the Tiger is increasing each week as well as noticeable a rise in retail brands requesting Tiger prints which in turn is driving the uptake in this technology.”

Active Display Group, which has a combined staff of more than 300, has production facilities in Mulgrave, Chelsea and Keysborough, as well as sales offices in Sydney and Hong Kong, and a sourcing office in China.

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