Thanks to the Fujifilm installation, QPS has also explored new markets such as interior decoration and packaging. The ability to create outstanding fine art applications on canvas and other premium materials, together with the opportunity to print on corrugated board and produce samples of boxes and prototypes had led this way.
“Today at QPS, out of 17 employees, five operators work on our digital equipment while four look after the screen printing machines. Since the integration of digital print within the work environment ten years ago, the company has moved approximately 70 percent of its business to this technology.“
“Wide format print has helped us to be profitable, and the purchase of flatbed technologies has given us an additional push. With the roll-to-roll machines we were able to reach up to 80m2/hr per day, now we can easily achieve 350 sqm/hr. In addition, our turnover in 2012 will be over £1 million and it’s fair to say that, if we hadn’t invested into the Fujifilm Acuity devices, this figure would have been considerably less.”
Jamie and Russ are nothing but satisfied with the overall service offered by Fujifilm. “The performance of the Acuity printers has been perfectly matched by the professional support of the Fujifilm technical and sales team. Fujifilm is a reputable brand that has always lived up to our expectations.”
Looking ahead, Jamie and Russ are assessing the opportunity to install a new flatbed printer to further enhance the company’s productivity, as the pressure for faster delivery times continues to rise. “While an investment in a screen printing machine has a longer life, digital is a fast moving business where technology developments are ongoing and necessary. We will be continuously looking into further technology progress to support the growth of our business,” they concluded.