StylePrint purchases second Agfa :M-Press Tiger after only five months
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Munich, Germany - Agfa announced that StylePrint, one of Australia's leading screen printing companies has purchased its second :M-Press Tiger. This comes only five months after the Melbourne-based company installed its first.
"Since the acquisition of the first :M-Press Tiger our customers like the quality so much that the demand for the high-quality prints has gone up to the point where we clearly see the need for a second engine," said Andrew Woodhouse, who heads production at StylePrint. "Our customers do not just ask us for print, they specify 'Tiger Prints.' A Tiger Print is becoming a new definition in Australia."
"StylePrint is a true digital pioneer in screen printing. Their success is so pleasing to us because it is additional confirmation that :M-Press delivers the results for which it was designed," said Tom Cloots, Agfa's business unit manager for :M-Press.
Developed jointly with Thieme, Agfa's :M-Press Tiger combines the printing expertise of both companies: screen printing from Thieme and digital inkjet printing from Agfa. The :M-Press Tiger can print up to 700 square metres per hour including loading and unloading, with no make ready, films or screens. It can handle substrates up to 10 mm thick. It features a colour gamut better than ISOcoated V2, the offset gamut. It also enables variable data printing.
"The ability to offer our clients photo quality as well as variable data is what our business is all about-opening up new opportunities for our customers," added Woodhouse.
Employing 60 people, StylePrint, which was founded by Terry and Elizabeth Woodhouse, is one of Australia's most respected screen printers serving advertising and retail clients with posters, point-of-sale (POS), indoor and outdoor displays and more. It was their sons, Andrew and Michael that took the company into the digital era.
"Agfa's M-Press Tiger is the first true production digital machine that really bridges the gap between speed and quality. It is economical and the quality is unbeatable," said Michael Woodhouse. "it's been designed in a way that mimics screen systems, so it suits operations like ours precisely."
The Woodhouse's also appreciate the "Green" aspect of the :M-Press Tiger. "Digital does not require screens, films, chemistry and water, so it is easy for us to be more environmentally responsible," added Michael Woodhouse.