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Grangeprint installs the UK’s first Roland Texart RT-640M

Grangeprint installs the UK’s first Roland Texart RT-640M

Grangeprint has installed the UK’s first Roland Texart RT-640M dye sublimation printer at its Nottingham-based facility in order to facilitate the production of soft signage solutions to its corporate customers.

Founded a decade ago and now employing 20 people, Grangeprint offers a one-stop shop for all of its clients’ printing needs. Servicing both the consumer and corporate markets, the company offers a wide gamut of print solutions, ranging from printed canvases, posters and contemporary wall art to personalised gifts, signage, banners, exhibition stands and window displays.

The company, which prides itself on the provision of excellent print quality and fast turnaround times, expects that the Texart printer, which can be used to print directly onto polyester-based fabrics, including flag, mesh fabric, backlit, voile, block out, banner media and more, as well as onto dye-sublimation transfer paper, will enable it to further expand its offering to include a number of new printed products.

Grangeprint purchased the machine from Lancashire-based QPS, a wide-format print specialist reseller and an authorised Roland dealer for dye-sublimation and UV applications. QPS is also the main distributor of Nazdar digital inkjet ink products and has recommended that Grangeprint use Nazdar NDT600 series sublimation inks. These water-based, dye sublimation inks have been formulated specifically for use on a wide range of wide format digital printers using Epson print head technology and the DX4, DX5 and DX7 inks and are available in one-litre bottles or two- litre ink pouches for MBIS systems.

Commenting on his investment, Paul Evans, Director at Grangeprint, observed: “We’ve worked with Chris Bailey and his team at QPS for many years now and when I outlined what we needed and the budget I had available he immediately suggested the Texart printer. The installation process itself was straight-forward and QPS also supported us with training.

“We are really happy with the machine so far and we are looking forward to using it to produce soft signage and external feather flags, products that will help boost our turnover significantly when we expand our business early next year.”


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