Port Melbourne-based printers The Print Centre and Resolution Imaging have formed an alliance to bring the first Inca Digital Eagle H very-large format flatbed digital printer into the country, and will operate at of The Print Centre’s new site under the name of Flat Bed Imaging.
The Print Centre is primarily a screen printing company, but has recently upgraded its prepress, printing and finishing equipment, and with the Eagle H, has moved also into digital printing, bolstering its point of sale, outdoor advertising and pressure-sensitive label work.
“We chose the Eagle H machine because of its similarity to a screen printing machine, not to mention its exceptional speed and quality. The Eagle exemplifies cutting edge technology and can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” says The Print Centre managing director Jon Davis.
“The Eagle will replace some of the screen printing and digital work that we do now, but what’s really exciting is the new businesses we can win, some of which can’t be done profitably any other way,” adds Resolution Imaging director David Mudford.
Although this is only the first Eagle H to be sold in Australia, distributor Sericol Australia is confident of its future in the country, with chief executive Jeff Hand predicting that it will “eat into some of the traditional domain of screen printers” as well as open up new market opportunities.
The Eagle H is capable of printing at over 100 square metres an hour on substrates including wood, glass, rigid plastics, as well as the typical range of printable substrates, and can handle print sizes up to 2.44metres long by 1.6metres wide.
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