Bumper sales on first two PrintEx days

Sales are coming thick and fast on the first two days of PrintEx15 as suppliers do deals on their stands with printers from across the country.

Fuji Xerox has made nine sales so far including a Nuvera144MX MICR production printer to Lamson Paragon subsidiary Cheque-Mates, which chief executive Rodney Frost says he will use to attract more cheque printing trade work.

“A lot of cheque printers have old machines that need updating, but with cheques declining so fast it might not be worth the investment, so we are buying the latest technology to offer it as a trade service,” he says.

Other Fuji Xerox sales include two Versant 80 Presses to Lexdata and one to D&O Printing; an Acuity LED 1600 to Pronto Direct, an Epson T7200 to Kwik Kopy St Leonards; a Versant 2100 Press to On Time Print; and Color 1000i Presses to Bambra Press and Fine Line Print & Copy.

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Currie is getting good return on investment for its monster stand, selling six machines including Scodix Ultra Pro digital enhancement presses to both CMYKhub and NZ outfit Fuzed.

CMYKhub managing director Trent Nankervis says the machine will allow the trade printer to bring spot UV work it had been outsourcing back in-house.

“We are launching next-day dispatch on some UV products so this will give us more control over the turnaround time,” he says.

CMYKhub also picked up a Jet Mira and Anapurna 2540i from Agfa.

Currie has also sold a HP Indigo 10000 to Port Printing and Horizon finishing kit to Twin Loops, Clarke Murphy Print, and NPS Corporate.

Ricoh has four sales so far – three C7100/110s to DNA Labels, Zipform, and an unnamed printer, and made its first Australian sale of the C9100, which it launched on Wednesday, to Inhouse Print & Design.

Konica Minolta is hot on their heels with three sales so far, a bizhub C1070 Press to Hobart printer Typeface, and a bizhub C1085 and C1070 to Ulladulla Printing.

Canon, which has its entire stand printed by Canon equipment including banners, posters, decals, coasters, tables and all its marketing collateral is keeping its sold cards close to its chest.

Wide format manufacturers and their resellers are moving kit too, Spicers has made at least eight sales including EFI Vutek GS325LX printers to ADS Australia and Imagebox, and the first Elitron Kombo SD+ cutting table in Queensland to Queensland Screenprints (QPS).

QPS manager Katie Ripper says it will consolidate three finishing machines, streamlining its operations and allowing it to expand its offering.

“We will now be ale to do more point-of-sale and bigger format jobs and save costs from having less machines but same capacity. We make simple things pretty,” he says.

Spicers says it has also sold four Mimaki JB400 LX and one JFX200 printers.

SwissQprint reseller Pozitive has sold one big Nyala 2 flatbed printer to Sydney firm Look Print, with more expected, and Epson says its various distributors around the show have sold eight T5200 and five T7200 wide format printers; six F2000 t-shirt printer; and two SureColor S5600 and one S7600 eco-solvent models.

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