Thick card labels for furniture and curtain sample books are produced on one Intec CP2020.
Innov8, the worldleading supplier of such books is based in the Sharjah free zone in the United Arab Emirates. It has already produced 100,000 prints in just two months on its Intec system.
“The heavy card labels, produced on the Intec, containing the batch number and pattern type, are stitched onto the back of each sample by a sewing machine and into each pattern book containing 30 to 40 samples,” explains Kerry Button, International Sales Director at Intec Printing Solutions Limited. “The company produces hundreds of sample books each week. They are distributed to customers around the world including the UK. It’s a great achievement for this small company, which employs 20 staff and the Intec CP2020 has quickly become an essential part of the process.”
Company boss Evens Mutikani adds: “The factory is as automated as the process of making the pattern books allows but there is still a heavy reliance on skilled labour to ensure each book is of the desired quality and meets the customer’s standards.”
Prior to one of his suppliers introducing him to the Intec, Mr Mutikani, who emigrated to the UAE from Leicester, UK, was having great difficulty printing onto different thicknesses of card.
Meanwhile just down the road in Sharjah, the Intec CP2020 at Al Jasim Printing Press L.L.C. sits next to a Xerox 700 in the firm’s graphics studio. Sales Manager Feroz Ali Merchant says: “We do all of our short run heavy stock printing over 300gsm through the Intec, which has helped us sell more to our existing customers and also find new ones.”
Kerry Button adds: “Feroz has shown me samples of envelopes and business cards produced on his Intec. The business has been so pleased with the results that they are now looking to purchase another system for their shop in Dubai. Another totally satisfied Intec customer.”