Wide-format digital print reseller Perfect Colours has won the race to become the first company to install the recently announced HP Designjet L28500 printer in the UK. The company has installed the new latex solution at Print Designs' Staffordshire-based premises.
Established in 1999, Print Designs is a full service print agency primarily focused on the wide format sector. It offers a full gamut of services – from planning and design through to output and installation – and its product portfolio includes internal and external signage, banners, pop ups, display products and vehicle wraps to name a few.
Print Designs invests heavily in new technology to ensure its Acton Gate production facility stays ahead of the game.
The HP Designjet L28500 is ideal for high-impact point-of-purchase displays, soft signage, bus shelters, vehicle graphics and more, as it can print on a broad range of materials, including eco-solvent compatible media and low-cost uncoated options. It produces 1,200-dpi output with outdoor display permanence of up to three years unlaminated or five years laminated for high-quality, long-lasting prints. The output also dries inside the printer, boosting productivity for double-sided print jobs, and allowing immediate finishing or use.
Standing at 2.64m (104in)-wide, the HP Designjet L28500 printer's green credentials were a key factor in its selection. The printer was installed in February 2012 and Mark Thompson, director of Print Designs, is delighted with the purchase. He comments, "The installation of the printer and the support we received from Perfect Colours has been great. We have already run fabric and a range of papers through the latex machine and are very pleased with the results."
"We will use the new Latex printer for fabric applications as well as traditional roll ups and self adhesive vinyl," adds Mark Thompson.
Jason Burroughs, managing director of Perfect Colours, comments, "We're thrilled to have scored this UK first by installing the HP L28500 at Print Designs' premises. The installation process was seamless and the printer is already proving its worth. We're confident that this will be the first of many L28500 installations!"