Digitalpress has installed a brand new HP Indigo press and wide format printing equipment as it prepares itself for full capacity post COVID-19.
Digitalpress founder and director of sales Theo Pettaras told Sprinter that the company has installed its first HP Indigo kit as it is an important part of the company’s strategy to complement existing equipment.
“It will be our flagship press. We want to offer a vast range of digital print options to customers of our existing Fuji Xerox Iridesse which can print with any metallic pantone colour and a much longer sheet size. We also have the Konica Accurio Press so there is no shortage of press power,” he said.
“The HP Indigo allows our customers to choose this press as an option particularly for uncoated work. Our existing agency and fashion clients will find this particularly beneficial.”
The company has also installed wide format printing equipment, which includes a Fujifilm Acuity LED wide format printer and Kongsberg cutting table. The installations follow the sale of Digitalpress to Bridgestone Investments in February.
“We have been in the wide format market for some time and with the new wide format kit, this will allow us to produce a much wider range of innovative products and services,” Pettaras said.
“Our Fujifilm Acuity LED wide format printer is one of the most adaptable printers on the market. We chose it over others because of the propriety LED printing system, and eight colour capacity which includes clear, white, light cyan and light magenta inks. Being a roll fed printer we can easily convert it to a flatbed system, and therefore, print on any substrate.
“The Kongsberg cutting table will further offer our customers more products and services, and enable us with the versatility to utilise a wide range of cutting applications in both 2D and 3D cutting, packaging, signs and displays.”
In a joint statement, Pettaras and Bridgestone Holdings CEO Jahangir Khan said that the company decided on the installations as it is “making the most” of what is a trying period.
“Despite these trying times, we are making the most of it with the installation of our brand new Indigo press and wide format printing equipment so we can be well prepared when normal life returns,” they said.
They also mentioned that with the Federal Government deeming printing as an essential service, its production facilities in Waterloo is and will be up and running.
“Our contingency plans allow our production facilities to remain operational and can therefore assure you that we continue to operate business as usual, allowing us to supply our clients with the excellent print requirements they have always been used to,” they said.
“Our production facilities times in Waterloo are from 8:30am 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.”
But the business will be taking the necessary precautions against COVID-19.
“It’s been a tough few weeks for the world as we navigate a new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic.
From a personal standpoint, most of us are practicing social distancing, staying inside changing plans and avoiding crowded spaces,” Pettaras and Khan said.
“Professionally, some people are working from home with an indefinite timeline for when they can return to work.
“We are all experiencing day to day interruptions due to supply chain issues, changes in demand, retail closures and event cancelations. These are just to name a few of the challenges businesses are currently facing.
“Digitalpress are certainly not immune to this. We have implemented a number of measures to ensure the safety of our team, suppliers and customers alike and will always be our first priority.”
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