Keeping up with demand
As part of its ongoing expansion plans and in response to increased demand for wide format print, Preston-based Lustalux has recently added a Mimaki CJV300-160 printer/cutter to its machine line-up.
Coupled with the recent expansion of its business premises, the window film and commercial graphics company has also taken on new staff to ensure its service offering continues to meet the expectations of both current and potential customers.
“The business has gone from strength to strength throughout 2015,” reported Richard Lancaster, Director of Lustalux. “Due to an increase in client wins, we were struggling to keep up with the surge in demand for printed graphics, murals and wallpaper, but the CJV300 has enabled us to really improve our service and maintain our growth.”
Purchased through authorisedMimaki reseller, Granthams, the CJV300 is an integrated printer/cutter capable of delivering high quality outdoor durable print at speeds of over 100sq m/hr onto vinyl, banner, canvas, paper and other substrates. It offers a print width of 1.6m and uses Mimaki’s SS21 low solvent inks.
Richard continued: “We work closely with the education sector, but also supply graphics to some household names and now we are perfectly placed to offer not only our core window and wall graphics, but also to capitalise on the growing demand for vehicle liveries and event branding too.”
To this end, the company has also recruited new staff for a number of hands-on roles in the studio and print room and Richard is looking forward to further expansion. He concluded:, “It’s extremely rewarding to see how far we have come over the last 24 years and to now be able to offer a much wider and diverse range of skills – all of which will be even further enhanced by our latest acquisition!”