Ink proves a winner

Craig has just finished trialing InkTec products and says he has found them “brilliant” with up to a 46% saving in cost to boot.

Trading under The Colour Guy, Craig uses an HP 5000 large format printer to produce posters, banners and point of sale material for a wide range of customers and says he jumped at the chance to trial InkTec inks because they were cheaper than the current alternative.

“Reliability of the print heads was our biggest concern because we push through a huge amount of work on our machine. We’ve only had it 18 months and we’ve used 175 litres in that time. It’s in use almost 24 hours a day – it’s a real production machine,” he says.

“We were concerned that over time some imperfections like colour variations would show up so we ran InkTec inks and the other brand side by side to benchmark them and there has been absolutely no difference except the cost.

“It’s actually one of the easiest systems to work with, there is no mess or spillage, it’s a very clean operation to use.”

Craig says that in the wholesale and retail market The Colour Guy operates in, it is vital that every aspect of the machine performs.

The company produces work for clients all over New Zealand, working for design and advertising agencies and Government departments. His clients include The Body Shop, Civil Aviation and the Department of Conservation.

InkTec was established in Korea in 1992 with a strong research and development philosophy. The company manufacturers and exports a range of inkjet and laser consumables with distributorships around the world. InkTec’s sole agency in New Zealand is owned by Ben Lee who operates from his headquarters in Mairangi Bay, Auckland.

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