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Digipress makes money while sleeping with a Durst P5 350

Digipress makes money while sleeping with a Durst P5 350
Innovative and forward-thinking company Digipress has revolutionised its business following an investment in an expanded technology P5 350 hybrid platform from Durst.

The all-in-one hybrid solution for flexible roll and board printing has been a godsend, according to partner Steve Jackson (pictured above left) who reported that Digipress is now ‘making money while we sleep’ thanks to unattended overnight printing.

 Steve explained: “Since the machine arrived, we have fulfilled an unbelievable amount of orders that we would not have been possible without the Durst P5. It’s a machine that is extremely versatile and we are running it at very high speeds with great quality and productivity. The opportunities have come in thick and fast because everybody wants fast turnarounds.

“Quite frankly, I didn’t think there was a better machine out there than what we had before, but that meant four-pass printing to achieve the required quality. However, the Durst has proved me wrong and outputs in a single pass at even better quality at super-fast speeds. We have known Durst for a long time and thought the P5 350 might be out of our price range, but when we saw what it could produce we just said, ‘we’ve got to have one, no questions’. We’re glad we made the investment.”

As an example of one of the many orders won on the strength of having the Durst P5 350, Steve relates that Digipress won a significant contract to print on to clear roofing sheets for use as table dividers in restaurants.

Steve continued:“ When upwards of 1,000 sheets are needed in a matter of days, only the Durst P5 can deliver the volumes required, particularly when some jobs can be printed overnight. Unattended printing has been a huge thing for our business especially as it’s making us money while we sleep! This machine has sparked a revolution for our business. It just eats up the materials.”

The software and high levels of automation have also been important additional benefits, particularly while some of Digipress’s 23-strong staff was furloughed during the pandemic.

“We can just set it up and even an untrained print operator can operate the P5 – I could teach somebody to run within around 20 minutes,” enthused Steve.

Digipress is run by Steve and his business partner Ian Fitzgerald (pictured above right), who set the company up 15 years ago. It now offers a complete range of print and design services from its base in Didcot, Oxfordshire and, thanks to the P5’s versatility and flexibility new production opportunities are opening up all of the time.

Steve concluded: “At Digipress, we are always ready for a challenge, no matter how big or small and now we have the Durst P5, I don’t think there’s anything that we can’t tackle!”

Peter Bray, Managing Director of Durst UK and Ireland, commented: “It’s great to hear that innovative and forward-thinking companies like Digipress have transformed their businesses and enjoyed increased demand after investing in our technology despite these troubled times when we know it’s been hard for so many people. Driven by the mantra of innovation, we offer complete solutions from pixel to output and aim to continue our transformation into a highly integrated process service provider, which includes continuously expanding our software solutions.”

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