Perfect Colours is set to add major new products to its line-up of printers and finishing machinery at Sign and Digital UK 2016. As well as formally taking on the popular and cost-effective Esko Kongsberg flat-bed cutter range, the vendor is also expanding its textile print offerings significantly while demonstrating its usual array of Latex, aqueous and UV-curable wide-format engines, plus related equipment and software.
The UK-wide reseller will focus on inspiring visitors with the ‘Bigger Picture’ of all that can be created using the diverse range of equipment it offers. Its stand, D10, is some 42sq m larger than last year’s event, when it provided customers new and old with more than £1.5m in technology orders. A multitude of graphics and CAD printers from HP, including the PageWide XL8000, will be running on the stand, as will the 2.5 x 3.0m Jetrix KX7 UV-curable flat-bed from InkTec and software from Caldera and GMG, plus HP’s WallArt Suite.
Joining the Perfect Colours line-up for the first time is the GoTx direct-to-textile printer series. The GoTx2600FX is a 2.6m engine able to print using sublimation, reactive or pigment inks at speeds ranging from 32 to 95sq m/hour, opening up markets in soft signage, furnishings or garment production at a low total cost of ownership. This is achieved through innovations unique to the GoTx range – now supplied in the UK by Perfect Colours – such as its patented media transport and alignment systems, which eliminate common errors and costly reprints.
Visitors looking to accelerate their finishing throughput should head straight for the Esko Kongsburg XP24A, a 3.2 x 1.68m flat-bed cutting table, at the stand. Its high-power motor for cutting and milling even thick materials gives consistency of finish across numerous sign and display materials, while the precision of its interchangeable cutting heads allows for expansion into applications that use wood, environmental board, foam and packaging materials.
“Over the last year there’s been undeniable growth in the Latex and PageWide area, which shows rebuilt confidence in graphics and technical print,” comments Jon Telling, Sales Director for Perfect Colours. “This year, we want customers to see the Bigger Picture: that there are huge opportunities in neighbouring markets, such as textile, that we can help them access.
“The GoTx takes our dye-sublimation customers into the web-to-print and mid-volume textile field at a surprisingly affordable investment point. With the inclusion of Esko Kongsberg’s universally recognised cutting tables, we believe Perfect Colours’s stand will again be the first port of call for forward-thinking printers in whatever type of production at Sign and Digital UK.”
Attendees to the Birmingham show can also pick up the latest copy of the company’s Bigger Picture graphics magazine, which explores a host of relevant technology topics for wide-format print houses, and expect a full demonstration of any machinery of interest. Allocated times can be arranged via the dedicated landing page at http://www.perfectcolours.com/events/sign-and-digital-uk-2016.html or by calling 0845 680 9000.
The full machinery line-up from HP includes the Latex L310, L330 and L360, the aqueous DesignJet X6200 and Z6800 for poster and CAD printing, the 1.6m UV-curable Scitex FB550 hybrid printer and the much-vaunted PageWide XL 8000. The remainder of Perfect Colours’s broad portfolio can be viewed by appointment at its London premises before or after the show.
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