EgoPrint invests in iGen 150

High end commercial and packaging printer EgoPrint has invested in a Fuji Xerox iGen 150 digital printer to meet its customers’ demands.

Graeme Lidgerwood, commercial printing sales and marketing manager at EgoPrint says, “We chose the iGen 150 because it has more grunt. It is a bigger printer, so instead of doing two A4 you can do three. This gives us more productivity.”

Lidgerwood says this new press has increases the number of customers, “Digital growth has risen from 2 per cent to 10 per cent. We have picked up a dozen or so customers because we can hit the market quicker. EgoPrint has always been two years ahead of the game and we seem to make the right decisions at the right time."

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Lidgerwood says, “In order to maintain our competitive edge, we needed a solution that was faster, something that was suitable for packaging, and something that would enable us to get to the high level of digital. That is why we made the decision to implement the Xerox iGen 150.

“EgoPrint started as a fairly normal suburban printer, and if we did not make the changes we did we would be disappearing. Over the past five years, the business has been particularly strong as we have moved into different offerings like UV printing, packaging and digital.” 

Lidgerwood says with the installation of the new printer he has seen a reduction of heads and automotive tasks, “The Xerox iGen 150 has also saved the business quite a bit of money with the Bourg BSF/BME finishing equipment.

“Not only can we now print, crease and fold without sending jobs externally but we can now complete jobs that would traditionally require two days to now only taking two hours. In addition, we are saving a lot of time on processes with the Xerox iGen 150’s capabilities like stitching in-line, folding in-line and creasing in-line.”

Lidgerwood says the company also has a Fuji Xerox Colour 1000 that prints metallic or varnish, which it has been using for the past three years and now used a backup. He says it prints just as good as the iGen 150.

EgoPrint has been running for 30 years and specialises in high-end commercial, packaging and security printing. It is based in Keysborough, south east of Melbourne. Ashley Tomlin owns the company, which has 50 staff. 

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