Two-year old WA sign shop, Beyond Solution, has installed a HP R1000 rigid latex digital printer, purchased through Perth supplier Artref.
The company says it picked the printer for its environmental suitability, and it will be the main production press moving forward, supplemented by a HP Latex 280, and HP Latex 335 for its sign printing. Beyond Solution also has textile print capabilities, with two Mutoh direct-sublimation printers.
Vincent Liem, owner, Beyond Solution, explains, “We wanted to be able to do something different, that other people can not do. We offer signage, exhibition display, and fabric printing, across as many substrates as the customer wants.
“We will be adding more applications. We promote to our customers the benefits of using the right inks and substrates for the right environment, especially sensitive places like children’s areas and hospitals.
“With the R1000 the environmental factor was key. We want a healthy printing environment, and a healthy product for the customer.
“We used to run UV, but personally I am not 100 per cent sure that it is toxic free, or safe, so I prefer latex.
“In our textile print, we also use water-based ink.”
The new installation is one of several that Artref has completed in WA for the new HP rigid latex series, following Discus Print, and Signhere Signs, with the R1000 and R2000 proving popular on the west coast.
Liem says, “Artref and its team were easy to deal with, and gave us great information. We have been with them for years now, since the first latex printer came out.”
Liem is planning on more growth, and investment, with Beyond Solution having installed its HP Latex 280 only two months ago, now targeting a flatbed cutter to pair with the R1000.
He says, “We have four staff currently. With digital equipment, and automation, it is easier to run a small staff.
“With the flatbed cutter alongside the R1000, we plan on having it by mid-2020.”
Jeremy Brew, applications specialist, HP large format, says, “Print Service Providers worldwide are reinventing rigid printing with the HP Latex R Printer Series – the first hybrid printers to use our water-based, environmentally friendly HP Latex inks. With six colours and a new white ink that doesn’t yellow over time, the R Series produces prints with amazing image quality and vivid colour, whilst preserving the look and feel of the substrate. HP congratulates Beyond Solutions on their purchase of the HP Latex R1000 Printer, and on choosing Artref as their partner in this exciting investment.”
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