Queensland-based print media company Spot Productions has added a second Agfa press as increasing workload pushed up the need for further capacity in its wide format department.
The purchase of the six colour H1650 LED hybrid printer follows the investment 12 months ago in a Anapurna H2500i and Agfa Acorta cutting.
Spot Productions managing director Simon Carmody said after weeks of research, the team decided to go with an Agfa again.
“I have seen our new wide format division grow at an amazing rate due to the continued support of our loyal client base, so it was decided that more capacity was needed,” he said.
“Once this decision had been made, we started our investigations to find a new platform that would complement our existing range, but more importantly assist with our growth.
“The quality from our first Anapurna LED platform was of such a high standard, we needed something that could match the output, so we decided to purchase the latest H1650 Six Colour LED Hybrid printer”.
The Anapurna H1650i LED device is the latest edition to the Agfa family of printers with speeds of up to 63m2 per hour and the ability to deliver photorealistic images.
It switches from board to roll and by utilising the latest LED curing technology, enables the operator to print on coreflute, composite panel, acrylics, foam PVC, banner, paper, SAV and heat sensitive stock.
“Also in our thought process was the need to keep a high level of support, which Agfa has in abundance. Having experienced sales and engineering staff on call to react to our needs makes a massive difference, especially as a number of potential suppliers continue to shed heads,” Carmody said.
“Wide Format started out as a hobby shop for us to add value to our existing client base. Now, it is a very important productive part of our business as it adds tremendous value, especially on cross media campaigns, utilising offset, cut sheet digital and sign and display items.”
According to Agfa Oceania inkjet manager Michael Culver, the company is looking forward to their continued partnership.
“It is a pleasure working with Simon and his team. Being asked to supply another machine was a great success story for all involved. When you gain multiple orders, you must be doing something right. Spot is a loyal and dynamic customer, and we are excited about their continued expansion,” he said.
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