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Cornish company scores a first

Cornish company scores a first

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Cornwall-based Contract Sign Systems has become the first UK-based company to invest in Canon’s ultra-high production Océ Arizona 6160 XTS wide format flatbed printer.

The Cornish company, which specialises in parking, town, street and prohibitive signage, as well offering other commercial applications, required a technology that was capable of producing higher volumes with a faster turnaround.

The package comes with a Zünd G3 digital cutting table which enables the company to create new shapes for bespoke signs, and allows them to enter new markets such as trade signage and retail.

“The core of our business is car park signage, which regularly needs replacing,” explained Leroy Fox, Sales Director. “As a result, we have to be flexible to adapt to this demand. Some of our customer orders have to be delivered within 24 hours.”

Contract Signs Systems’ have been using an Océ Arizona 550 XT wide format printer since 2011 and decided that Canon’s latest flatbed proposition – the 6-colour Océ Arizona 6160 XTS – should be their next machine. “The sheer speed, quality and reliability of the Arizona 6160 XTS made the decision a no-brainer,” said Fox. “The high-flow vacuum system was also a major factor, as a lot of our work is produced with aluminium composite. The investment will enable us to increase and improve efficiencies, enhance productivity and help expand our UK and global operations.”

Canon launched its new Océ Arizona 6100 Series – which also comprises the 7-colour 6170 XTS model – at FESPA Digital 2014 in March 2014.

“The Arizona 6160 Series was developed with customers such as Contract Sign Systems in mind,” said Duncan Smith, Wide Format Printing Group Director, Canon UK. “This investment takes the company to the next level and we’re looking forward to working with the team there to see their business flourish even further.”

For further information visit: www.canon.co.uk/for_work/business-products/large-format-printers/ or www.contractsigns.co.uk/ 

 

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