Premier gets a rocket!
Fine Print has recently installed a new Zünd G3 L-2500 cutting machine to expand the capacity of its display department, an addition that certainly impressed Rime Minister David Cameron when he visited the West Oxfordshire print company during September.
The Zünd G3 is part of the company’s major investment programme that also included the purchase of a Heidelberg XL75 and HP Indigo 7800 printers and the appointment of three new apprentices.
The Zünd G3, which is a modular, flatbed digital cutter designed to automate all cutting and trimming processes in the graphics sector, is a heavy-duty machine that is constructed to meet the specific requirements of each user and their customers and exceeds all safety standards, while alsominimising waste and energy use.
Fine Print’s G3 L-2500 was installed this summer to take the business’s display department to ‘the next stage’, with Managing Director Dan Bakewell explaining:“Previously, the team had been hand-cutting posters, panels and stickers, which saves no end of time and, additionally, our Litho Department is also using the G3 to produce prototypes, something that we used to out-source.”
He added: “Out of all the kit we’ve acquired, the Zünd is the one that has really been a game changer as it has opened up new business areas, while also helping us to significantly reduce our turnaround times.”
Fine Print invited David Cameron, who is also the MP for Witney, to its premises to discover how it was managing to succeed despite the recession. The company ran a demonstration on the Zünd G3, cutting pre-printed pieces of three-dimensional rocket centrepieces made specifically for the visit.
Dan Bakewell continued: ” In person, David Cameron was very charismatic and surprisingly knowledgable about print and what’s more,he now has a permanent reminder of his trip in the form of the rocket cut on theZünd!”