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Business-changing Zünd G3 makes impression on David Cameron at Fine Print visit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

ST ALBANS, UK - Fine Print has installed a new Zünd G3 L-2500 cutting machine to expand the capacity of its display department – an addition that impressed David Cameron when he visited the West Oxfordshire print company in September.

The Zünd G3 is part of a major investment made recently by Fine Print which also includes Heidelberg XL75 and HP Indigo 7800 printers and the appointment of three new apprentices. The Zünd G3 is a modular, flatbed digital cutter designed to automate all cutting and trimming processes in industries including graphics, packaging and aerospace. The heavy-duty machine, constructed to meet the specific requirements of each user and their customers, exceeds all safety standards and minimises waste and energy use.

Fine Print's G3 L-2500 was installed this summer to take the business's display department to 'the next stage', Managing Director Dan Bakewell explains, as formerly the team had been hand-cutting posters, panels and stickers. Additionally, Fine Print's litho department is using the G3 to produce prototypes, a process previously outsourced.

"Out of all the investments we've made recently, the Zünd is the one that has really changed our business," says Dan Bakewell. "It's taken us into new areas and the throughput is incredible – we've significantly reduced turnaround times."

Fine Print invited David Cameron, MP for Witney, to its premises on September 19th to see how a local business is succeeding following the recession. Fine Print ran a demonstration on the Zünd G3, cutting pre-printed pieces of a three-dimensional rocket centrepieces made specifically for the visit.

"He was very charismatic and surprisingly knowledgable about print," says Bakewell. "And he (possibly) now has a rocket on his desk cut on a Zünd!"

"This is a great business success story," said David Cameron during the visit. "An example of a small business working hard, winning new business and creating jobs. This is the working success story of Great Britain. We haven't conquered unemployment yet but we're on the way. It's businesses like this that make a difference."

Peter Giddings, Sales Manager, Zünd UK, adds: "It's great to know Zünd cutting equipment is part of Fine Print's expansion – one that has even caught the eye of the Prime Minister. Mr Cameron was obviously impressed by the Zünd G3 as well as by Fine Print's successful growth."


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