Slam Signs boosts capacity with Epson printer
To boost the capacity and variety of signage products it produces, Slam Signs has invested in a 64-inch Epson SureColor SC-S80600 large format printer. The new printer, supplied by Papergraphics, joins a SureColor SC-S40600, which was installed two years ago.
Based in St Albans, Slam Signs, which is headed up by business partners David Jorge and Jodie Banfather, provides a complete design and print service, producing a variety of products including vehicle wraps, shop fascias and signage, window graphics, banners, POS and pop-up displays.
The company’s new SureColor SC-S80600 features permanent Epson PrecisionCore TFP printheads with variable size ink droplet technology to deliver up to 1440 x 1440 dpi output. It enables Slam Signs to print on a variety of substrates including clear film, vinyl, canvas and photographic paper.
“In my view, the SureColor SC-S80600 is probably the best printer on the market today in terms of quality, versatility and engineering,” said David. “The 10-colour UltraChrome GS3 inkset, including metallic, red and white, means we can achieve accurate and consistent colours and hit the majority of Pantone colours. We don’t need to produce test prints to check colours – they are always spot on, which saves us and our customers considerable time. The special red ink really delivers a bright, punchy effect which designers and advertising agencies love.”
Alongside its wide variety of signage products, Slam has developed a reputation for its vehicle graphics service.
David continued: “On average, we wrap about two vehicles a week and the SC-S80600 is the perfect printer for this because of the stunning quality graphics that it produces. We use vehicle wraps to protect body work as well as using them for advertising purposes and to create fun effects. We have some customers who will re-wrap their car a couple of times a year! While the graphics are long lasting, they like to have a bit of fun.
“The design and build of this printer is impressive, Installation and set-up was quick and simple and since then, because it is so reliable, it has been in almost constant use. Wallpaper and wall coverings are growing in popularity as retailers, designers and events firms see the potential and the quality of the results. The advanced auto-tension control system on the SC-S 80600 prevents substrate stretch and means that we can print drops that align with each other perfectly. That’s very important.”
Phil McMullin, Sales manager, Professional Printing Solutions, Epson UK, commented: “Slam Sign’s experience with its new printer shows why it has become Europe’s top selling eco-solvent technology in its class. It is a powerful solution for companies looking for technology that delivers quality, productivity, flexibility, ease of use and rapid ROI in one complete package.”
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