Burscough - Quality Print Services (QPS) has launched the latest Longier grand-format printer model, the Longier Hunter RU3200, to the UK market.
The 3.2m UV LED roll-to-roll printer is fitted with state-of-the-art Ricoh Gen5 printheads to provide variable drop sizes of vibrant CMYK and optional bright white ink and varnish. This combination offers outstanding quality on the widest range of flexible display materials.
Able to deliver resolutions of up to 600 x 1,200dpi at speeds in excess of 80sqm/hr, the Longier Hunter RU3200 advanced printing system offers incredible high-resolution output, reliability and user-friendliness to a range of businesses across the sign and display industry.
The UK's first Longier Hunter RU3200 has already been installed at WAE Group, a sign specialist based in Leeds. The company added the new Longier – specially adapted to print unbacked mesh banners and fabric graphics – to its existing Longier Hunter FP-3750 LED flatbed printer, which was installed by QPS in 2015.
Commenting on the original Longier Hunter FP-3750, WAE Group's Managing Director Paul Austin says: "Out of all our machines, the Longier flatbed's quality is the best we have; we use it when we need a really high-end finish. It offers a smooth print with no banding, it's good on fine print and the coverage is nice."
Ahead of the brand-new RU3200's installation this autumn, Paul Austin said he was drawn to the energy-efficiency and sustainability offered by the new Longier's UV LED-curing technology, which has the added benefit of reducing power requirements and pollution associated with mercury vapour lamps.
In addition, Paul Austin noted the reliability of both the Longier brand and of QPS's service.
"We've had minimal problems and those have been rectified very quickly – which is refreshing after experiencing long waits to sort things out from other service companies in the past," he says.
Lancashire-based print specialist QPS is renowned for its expertise, in particular in installing and maintaining wide-format print systems and ink. As a leading supplier of Nazdar inks and a range of consumables, the company ensures each of its customers – located across the UK – have the ideal printing solution to meet their needs.
"We're delighted to bring the newest Longier Hunter model to the UK and have had positive feedback from its first user, WAE Group," says Chris Bailey, Managing Director, QPS.
"Longier systems definitely rival those of bigger-name brands in their incredible printing quality and reliability. We expect to install several more in the New Year, each supported by our advice and engineering support."