We are really excited to announce that in March 2017 we will have a new printing press at Kingfisher Press!! The Jet Press 720S, Fujifilm’s high-quality B2 format inkjet digital press will be ready to rock at Kingfisher from mid March.
In simple terms the Jetpress means we can provide fast and efficient high quality personalised digital print. It’s has the latest in Ultra High Definition print processes and is a sound investment for Kingfisher Press going forward.
“We’ve been looking closely at the advances in digital printing technology for some time,” says one of the company’s co-directors Jon Doidge. “But until now we hadn’t seen a platform that we felt offered quality at a level that justified the cost of investment. That’s all changed with the Jet Press 720S, which we think is about to blow away its closest competitors.”
Following a visit to drupa 2016 and then to Belgium to see the machine in action we were very impressed with its capabilities. It can do big print or small print – and when we say small we mean really small – like 1.5pt text for security only readable with a magnifying glass and it can personalise whatever you want to personalise and as many times as you want on your document. Its also B2 – many digital presses are smaller – giving us the advantage on fast colour personalised print!
If you want to see the machine in action check out this video – we just know that you will have work which is suitable for this beautiful piece of engineering.
“Until now we just haven’t had the capability to compete for short run, high quality work – and given current trends this sort of work is going to become an increasingly large part of the overall marketplace. Run lengths will keep coming down as people don’t want their money tied up in stock and they like the flexibility of being able to make modifications and amends between runs. Then there’s the benefit of personalisation – another major string to our bow that the Jet Press will provide.
Because the Jetpress is a precious piece of kit we’ve let it have our offices and we will move into a new purposely built office which is currently being completed. It gives us the opportunity to redecorate our offices with some wonderful wide-format print and get air conditioning – at last !!!!!
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