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plot-IT’s ‘exceptional customer service’ seals the Canon deal for ProTrade Printing

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Worcester, UK - Sheffield, UK-based ProTrade Printing has recently purchased a Canon iPF8400S wide-format printer from UK-based plot-IT to cater for the needs of its professional trade customers.

Founded in June 2014 by Andy Wright, ProTrade Printing produces wide format canvases and prints for professional photographers and artists.  All of the company’s output is now produced on a single Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400S 44” wide-format printer.  

The printer was recommended to Andy Wright by Stuart Bilsland from plot-IT, an online sales business offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of wide format printers, media and inks in the UK.  

ProTrade Printing’s Andy Wright explains: “I was looking at a number of different options available and the Canon printer stood out for its speed and ink efficiency. I was told by the guys at plot-IT that if I purchased the Canon machine I’d never look back – and that has certainly proved to be the case.

“Whilst I looked at a number of other wide format printers available on the market, the Canon proved to be the most efficient solution and the one that best met the needs of my business. I truly believe that it wipes the floor with other solutions at a comparable price-point.” 

Incorporating high capacity ink tanks for greater productivity and reduced downtime, the Canon iPF8400S printer hosts a 250GB HDD for efficient printing of complex jobs.  Canon’s LUCIA EX 8-colour ‘hot-swap’ inks provide a broad colour gamut, with outstanding black reproduction, and an inbuilt colour sensor ensures consistent and accurate colour reproduction.   Businesses can further manage their print costs courtesy of the iPF8400S’s in-built accounting tool.

Thanks to its speed, reliability and accuracy, the Canon iPF8400S enables ProTrade Printing to offer its professional customers a fast turnaround on wide format canvases, prints, posters, photographs and more – and at a competitive price.  

ProTrade Printing makes further efficiencies within its business - which it can then pass onto its customers - by using plot-IT’s high quality own-brand of matte cotton canvas which delivers outstanding results whilst remaining considerably cheaper than many other alternatives.  ProTrade also uses Xerox-branded satin photo paper sourced from plot –IT for its output to meet the exacting needs of its customers.

These media are complemented bystretcher bars - which Plot-IT sources from a UK manufacturer – offering a quality that is far superior to most of the imported bars currently available in the market.  Plot-IT also supplies its own-brand of giclée liquid laminate for finishing.  These add-on products and services make plot-IT an ideal business partner for the likes of ProTrade Printing.

Andy says he chose to purchase the printer through plot-IT because of the company’s focus on customer service: “I came across Stuart Bilsland and his team at plot-IT through personal recommendation and they have proved to be the best partner for us.  Plot-IT are experts in the wide format area and always have time to talk me through and queries I may have.”

He concludes: “Whilst I could have saved a few pence by ordering the printer from other companies, I genuinely believe that they could not match the exceptional customer service I receive from plot-IT. They are a customer-oriented business and it shows; they always have time to talk and help me however they can.”


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