Excellent quality is set in Motion
Leicester-based Motion, a POS and production company, has acquired its first Epson printer, a SureColor SC-S80600. “The accuracy is bang on, the quality is outstanding and it has not only allowed us to supply existing customers with almost photographic quality print results and we have already won new business in the backlit and stickers markets,” reported Managing Director Phil Highton.
Phil turned to Darren Walker at Perfect Colours, a company that supplies large format print solutions, for advice when Motion was experiencing issues with substrate and image distortion while using heat-based latex technology. Perfect Colours invited him to view the Epson SC-S80600.
Phil Highton continued: “I had never seen such quality on a roll to roll machine, irrespective of whether it was printing on to paper or vinyl. It is an eco-solvent printer so there is no stretch or distortion issue and its ability to print in nine or ten colours and achieve 98 percent of the Pantone range means we achieve a depth of colour that is exceptional. It has given us a stand out advantage with duratrans/backlit work and stickers, as well as our core business, POS.”
Motion offers large format, digital print, vinyl work, booklet-making and cutting services. The company’s business is 90 percent of the company’s is from customers in the Midlands but also comes from as far away as Leeds, Cornwall, Suffolk and Wales. It handles POS work for customers with high expectations, such as cosmetic and perfume suppliers, where lifestyle images are viewed close up, so printed results have to be 100 percent accurate and eye-catching.
Now it has the use of white on roll fed technology that matches the same capability on its Jetrix flatbeds, plus the addition of light cyan, light magenta, light black and orange and red alongside standard CMYK to ensure truly tip-top results.
The SC-S80600, which operates at speeds of up to 95.1m²/hour, uses Dual PrecisionCore TFP printheads and Ultrachrome GS3 inks that give added brilliance to images and durability, thus ensuring that its output can be displayed out of doors for three years without fading.
Phil Highton concluded: “There are faster machines and it is true that output takes a couple of hours to fully cure, but the big advantages are the great quality of the eco-solvent SC-S ink range and the fact that there is no substrate distortion, nor the poor quality results and waste that inevitably result. That makes the SC-S80600 absolutely the right model for our business. It was a really good purchasing decision and we would definitely look at Epson equipment again for future investment.”
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