Screenprint Productions buys Meital 302
As part of its investment in new premises and kit Yorkshire-based Screenprint Productions has bought a Meital 302 industrial UV flatbed printer and Esko Kongsberg cutting table.
Martyn Hicks, director of Screenprint Productions which is expanding into a new factory, said: "As a screenprinter, most of our work is spot colour. We needed a digital machine that printed large areas of spot and Pantone colours flawlessly. The ability of the Meital 302 to print the highest quality seen on the market at true productions speeds, with the addition of a gloss mode and white ink, all added weight to our decision to buy."?
Guy Spandler, digital print manager at Screenprint, added: "I looked at all the machines on the market, even those outside our price range. I visited Fespa Digital 2009 and narrowed down three machines that I thought might be suitable. We then spent the next three months evaluating all the machines but whilst all have a specific place in today's digital print market, the Meital 302 is at the next level of quality and production.
"We will improve production output as there is no need to over mount jobs. The Meital demonstrated to us that it can print direct to a wide range of rigid substrates and represents excellent value for money. We have also invested in a Kongsberg cutter which provides us with another major customer advantage."
The Meital 302 was developed by MTL, a company run by Moshe Nur, the founder of Nur Macroprinters, and Kobi Markovitech, who has 20 years' experience in digital R&D. The Meital 302, launched at Fespa Digital 2009, can run at up to 300m2/hr (in high quality production mode up to 150m2/hr). Screenprint's machine was supplied by Andersons, the wide-format division of Litho Supplies.