Signs Now opens new doors with an Arizona
The image shows: L-R Andy Rockall (Canon UK), Glen Fitzpatrick (Signs Now), Carlo Matarazzo (Signs Now), Dylan Jones (Canon UK)
Award-winning specialist Signs Now has installed a new Océ Arizona 1260 XT system after tasking Canon to provide the best way forward as part of a major upgrade to build business revenues.
After more than a decade using an Arizona 250 GT, Signs Now decided to invest again to keep it at the forefront of production. The deal for the new Arizona was confirmed at the last Sign & Digital UK exhibition, with the installation completed in May.
Signs Now Manager, Carlo Matarazzo said: “We did some in-depth research over six months. Whereas other vendors seemed to focus on speed, Canon took a consultative approach and really wanted to understand our business and to help us grow. We haven’t looked back. The machine has been brilliant in terms of speed, quality and the add-on features.
”It’s still early days but we know already it has seriously reduced labour costs and we feel sure it will open up many new business opportunities going forward.”
Signs Now machine operator Will Fallon added: “I absolutely love this machine – it’s a huge step forward. One of the real benefits for me is the automatic cleaning system, which means I don’t have to spend up to 90 minutes a day cleaning the machine and vacuuming.”
Signs Now has ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations for its environment management capabilities ad its health and safety system has been approved by CHAS, SAFE Contractor and Constructiononline. The company, which is a member of both the British Sign & Graphics Association (BSGA) and the International Sign Association(ISA), has also won various awards, which include the British Sign Awards’ Leisure Industry Award, Roll-out Programme, and Sign Business of the Year.
Important benefits from the investment for Signs Now include a further uplift in quality and a system that is four times as fast as the previous Arizona 250 GT system with printing of up to 35 sq m/hour.
It also offers the ability to print directly with white ink and automatically aligns work, thus saving operator time.
Signs Now, which operates from four sites, employs 35 people and has a £3 million turnover. It covers the UK and EMEA work that includes all kinds of signage for retail, leisure, corporate and municipal applications.
For further information on Signs Now, visit: www.signsnow.co.uk
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