Budget Signs buys Seiko Colourpainter

Perth based Budget Signs is investing in a new Seiko Colourpainter M6-45 large format press, partnered with a Graphtec Plotter.

Bruce Henderson, owner of Budget Signs says, “With our old machine, the company stopped making inks for it. We were forced to upgrade two years before our business plan.

“It certainly makes things tighter, I just came back from having nine months off for shoulder surgery. I tore the muscle and ligaments off the bone, from years and years of work. It is not something you want to deal with when you come back.

“It is a high quality machine and it is matched up with the plotter, we no longer have to profile by hand which saves time. In terms of print, it prints brighter colours. It prints roll to roll and it is versatile. It can do everything, from high quality to work to everyday run of the mill jobs.

“It is up and running now, we had it installed last week.

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“Budget Signs is a small business. We only have two staff now, the business has had four staff at maximum, the economy has been tough.

“When I was away, our workload was cut and we used subcontractors, the business was working with the bare minimum. We are now hoping to let people know that I am back.

“We do traditional signwork, everything from brush work to large buildings. We have exported overseas, to Japan and other places. We also build large scale 3D models. We did the banners that hung in the streets for the World cup when it was here, we made a 15m crocodile for a restaurant once. We also do a lot of work for the mining industry. “

Henderson inherited Budget Signs from his father, Robbie Henderson, who had been in the sign trade for around 50 years.

“We are a family business, it has been running since 1975. I took over in 2000.”

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