Kala KalaXY increases productivity for UYR
Sourcing the right equipment to facilitate increased productivity is always a challenge for companies such as the UYR Group. The company was initially established as a graphic design agency but soon realised that due to the size of its clients and the volume of print they required, there was an opportunity to take more control of the production process.
Accordingly, In 2006 UYR invested in its own print facility and naturally evolved into a full-service organisation that offers everything from litho and digital print, plus custom built online print management tools to social network aggregation feeds and anything else in between.
As the company’s business increased, and with it the throughput from its line-up of wide format digital printers, it needed a more efficient trimming mechanism in order to keep up with the scale of its production. UYR produces posters for many well-known brands and it was in this area that it was experiencing a bottle-neck when it came to finishing.
Previously all trimming was done by hand, but this was inevitably slowing down the print process and output volumes. A solution was sought via Litho Supplies, which recommended the KalaXY X-Y Trimmer, a 65″ wide automatic XY trimmer that quickly cuts prints from a roll into sheets, thus providing a significant time-saving in poster finishing. It can cut substrates up to 1mm thick, including photo paper, vinyl, laminated media, light PVC banner and more, while its simple, robust design and ease of use ensured that it was easily integrated into UYR’s workflow.
Joe Canning, UYR’s Production Manager pronounces himself delighted with the Kala KalaXY. He said: “It now takes just 15 minutes to trim a 50m roll of printed medi,a which previously took a day to do manually. Furthermore, this significant time saving has subsequently led to a considerable reduction in costs as well as improved efficiency and, above all, a quicker turnaround for time-conscious customers. We’re a year on and the Kala hasn’t missed a beat – we couldn’t be more satisfied with its performance.”
For further information on the URY Group, visit: www.uyr.co.uk
For further information on Litho Supplies, visit: www.litho.co.uk