Brentwood, Essex – August 10, 2006 – Wide format digital print specialist DPI Print has become the first company in the UK to install a Jeti 3318/600 from Océ, in a move that will open up new markets for the Glasgow printer.
The company has invested close to £150k in the Jeti 3318/600 and the subsequent expansion that has seen its Glasgow premises double in size. The Jeti 3318/600 gives DPI Print the highest resolution super-wide format printer in the country, which means the company can expand into the hi-res graphics market such as vehicle livery and offer a further enhanced trade supply facility.
Geoff Hall, Managing Director, DPI Print, said: “We are delighted to be the first company in the UK to own a Jeti 3318/600 and it will become a key part of our trade supply facility strategy. There is a market for print jobs that companies like us can deliver at a lower cost than the printer that has won a particular contract. In these circumstances, we will undertake the work and return it to them without any of our own branding on it. The printer can then mark-up this service. We are keen to establish more partnerships with other printers so they and their customers can have the benefit of market leading technology like the Jeti 3318/600, without the significant investment.
“We have a high dependency on technology, which is operated by a modest, but highly skilled workforce 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is therefore vital that our printers are quick and reliable, and the Jeti 3318/600 meets both these requirements. It is the highest resolution super-wide format printer on the market and also allows us to do a variety of different sized jobs using different substrates on the same machine, allowing for a better consistency of colour.”
Jeti systems are quickly becoming popular super-wide solvent printers, and with an ability to print high quality images up to 3.2m wide at speeds up to 32m2 per hour, the Jeti 3318/600 is one of the fastest, high resolution, super-wide printers currently available. The Jeti 3318/600 has 18 Spectra print heads to give great speed and reliability and the C channel mesh adaptor on the machine allows printing on perforated media without ink bleeding through to the reverse side of the material.
The Jeti 3318/600 can print to a variety of substrates including reinforced vinyl, pressure-sensitive vinyl, canvas, fabrics, mesh and paper. The solvent-based inks offer ultraviolet (UV) durability of up to three years depending on the substrate and the environment in which the print is used, finishing will further extend the print life.
Powered by the Onyx PosterShop RIP, the Jeti has 80GB of storage allowing thumbnail previews of image files. The systems feature unique 4- and 6-colour combination printing at 600dpi resolution, using three-year durable inks.
Wilbert Verheyen, Strategic Business Unit Director for Wide Format Printing Systems at Océ UK, said: “The investment in the Jeti 3318/600 is a very positive move for DPI Print and will allow the company to further enhance its offering as a high quality, large banner producer. With the Jeti 3318/600, the company has a competitive advantage in the market and it is good to see they have plans to maximise its capacity by forming strong partnerships with other printers, a value we hold strong at Océ.
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