AGS holds open house

Australian Graphic Servicing (AGS) held an open house in its new demo room last week, introducing the latest range of Kompac coating systems over three days.

Taking groups of six through in separate morning, afternoon and evening sessions, the team at AGS says there was a good response, and keen interest in the Kompac EZ Coat systems.

Ross Gilberthorpe, Equipment Sales & Marketing manager, AGS says, “It is a new demo room, so we serviced that for the event, and installed a Kompac EZ Coat. We did a bit of training too, so customers actually got a feel for the equipment.

“We had small, medium, and large printers all attending. It was a good mixture of digital printers and offset printers, and a good reaction to the Kompac. Without a doubt, everyone said the quality was outstanding and the results were excellent. The Kompac name sold itself without any problems.”

An American attendee noted that coating systems are very common in the smaller US print shops.

Gilberthorpe says, “In Australia lamination is a lot more common, so there is an opportunity to take advantage of being different by adding coating capabilities.”

For Gilberthorpe, as with any printer, the best part is getting a feel for new equipment.

“It is always nice when you take on a range of equipment. You are a little apprehensive as to how it will run, then when you feel it, touch it, run it, and have everyone comment on the quality it is great.

“Some printers who came in saw it just said ‘yep, we know what it does’ and went straight to asking about prices.

“Others that do not know as much about coating need to work out how to implement it into their business.”

This was the first open house held by AGS in a while, due to a previous lack of facilities. AGS says this will be the first of many now.

“Now that we have the facilities, people can run tests, samples, try out different coatings,” says Gilberthorpe.

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