Edge Imaging, a Canadian school photographer, has installed an MGI Meteor DP8700 S digital press (Booth 3623). It joins a suite of other MGI equipment, including a Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press, UVarnish offline UV coater, and two PunchCard Pro credit card format die cutters.
Edge Imaging added its first MGI press, a Meteor DP60 Pro, in 2009. The press had an immediate impact on the business, allowing it to expand its product offerings, improve productivity, and keep more of its print projects in-house. Student ID cards are one of Edge Imaging’s key applications, with over one million cards produced between August and December each year. Thanks to the Meteor DP60 Pro, it was able to reduce the turnaround time for ID cards by 50%.
As business grew, Edge Imaging added another digital press to meet customer demand. In May, it installed an MGI Meteor DP8700 S. With print speeds up to 4,260 A4/letter pages per hour, it was the perfect complement to the Meteor DP60 Pro, doubling total print production capacity.
The two MGI digital presses worked side-by-side in multi-shift operation during Edge Imaging’s busy summer production season, often combining capabilities on projects.
“The Meteor DP8700 S has been a great addition to our workflow and was a workhorse during the height of our production schedule,” says James Dunning, Production Lab Manager at Edge Imaging. “Not only is the print quality outstanding, the increased production capacity the Meteor DP8700 S affords has enabled us to keep all our work in-house for the first time.”