Cheshire-based print, design and mailing specialist, DDL Group, recently invested in new print finishing equipment from Vivid Laminating Technologies. The purchase included a Matrix MX-370P Lamination, Foiling and Spot UV Effects system along with the dedicated Omni-Flow Deep Pile Feeder. The system was installed, and staff trained by Vivid.
Prior to the purchase, DDL were regularly outsourcing lamination which tied-up resources in terms of transporting printed materials to and from the supplier, typically taking a day or two to turn around. Any delays at the supplier caused a knock-on effect on their own lead time that was beyond their control and which could negatively impact on their customers experience of DDL. A decision was made to bring lamination services in-house to remove the reliance on a third-party and the search for a suitable system began.
“When we saw the Matrix we were impressed by how easy it was to use and how quickly it got up to temperature and stayed there. The deep pile auto feeder was great, we could see how this could really speed-up production time and, again, it was very simple to operate via the built-in touch-screen control” Said Greg Girard, Director and Technical Services Manager at DDL, he continued, “Having been recommended this system we knew Vivid would be a reliable partner and, now that the system is up and running, overall we believe the Matrix system will prove to be a sound investment allowing us to better serve our customers”
Lewis Evans, Product Manager at Vivid said “We thank Greg and the team at DDL for selecting Vivid as their lamination partner – we are sure that the Matrix will serve them well for many years to come. We believe, with the ever-expanding range of films, foils and spot UV effects Vivid now offer, that the Matrix opens up creative possibilities that really help companies like DDL to grow their businesses”
Matrix Pneumatic and Matrix Duplex systems offer fast and reliable laminating but are also able to create stunning foiling and Spot UV effects without the need for a die; making them ideal for short-medium run digital print. The Omni-Flow deep pile feeder with its 180mm stack depth allows easy swap-over of paper stocks and autonomous machine operation freeing up a print operative to work on other jobs simultaneously. The Omni-Flow can be retro-fitted to any Matrix Pneumatic or Duplex system as a cost-effective upgrade from manual to auto feed. Vivid recently released a new video about the Matrix system which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/6gc0lYp81cI.
The Matrix Omni-Flow Deep Pile Feeder allows up to 700 sheets of 250gsm to be loaded at once.