Suffolk-based Stylize Display Graphics has installed an Anapurna H3200i LED printer with a dual roll-to-roll option and flatbed capability to replace its Agfa Anapurna M2500i. It is the first Anapurna H3200i LED to be installed in the UK.
Along with the new printer, 25-year-old Stylize has also recently invested in a Kongsberg cutting table, enabling it to handle heat sensitive material and to finish a range of jobs it could not previously handle in-house.
Company founder Neil Saville said of the investment: “We first bought an Agfa Anapurna M1600 nearly ten years ago. That printer was still going strong several years later when we traded up to an Anapurna M2500i. Then, barely a year later, we heard that Agfa was about to introduce the H3200i LED and decided straight away that we just had to have it.
“We use a great deal of acrylic material and often print white on the reverse. This work tends to be produced at best quality mode but even so the output speed is still impressive. The LED lights will provide a cost saving on replacement bulbs and now there’s no wasted time waiting for the machine to warm up. Ink adhesion is excellent and there is no need for a promoter. Then, most importantly, the quality is fantastic.”
Now Saville has his sights on a further development for the business producing large textile graphics for a number of Stylize’s customers.