Keyboard invests in HP and Zünd wide-format kit

Display and occasions master Keyboard Group has gone up against a support of HP Latex 1500 wide-design printers and a Zünd G3 3XL3200 to restore and grow its advertising.



The two HP Latex 1500 printers supplant a 850 and a 3000 from a similar family

Swanley, Kent-construct Keyboard works with respect to a normal of 20 buyer and expos a year – by and large delivering all the printed presentations and signage for a whole show.

Already running two HP Latex machines – a 850 and a 3000 – the firm chose to supplant them with two coordinating machines that could give shading and quality consistency and genuine feelings of serenity.

“We complete a considerable measure of occasions that require consistency of shading,” said overseeing chief Grant Mahoney. “Basically the majority of our past unit has been HP and we are frequently with them in Barcelona adding to the improvement of new items.

“When supplanting our two Latexes, we ruled against introducing a solitary, costly machine as we would be snookered in the event that it close down. Along these lines, our 1500s can back each other up.”

The two all inclusive Latex 1500s were gone up against by Keyboard in mid-February and join two HP Scitex FB700 flatbed printers, which are fit for printing UV and white ink. The 1500s are intended for imprinting on materials including PVC flags, self-glue vinyl and texiles.

Both Latexes were provided by affiliate Papergraphics. The 1,200dpi, seven channel machines, which run CMYK, light cyan, light fuchsia and HP’s own particular Latex Optimiser, have a most extreme speed of 74sqm/hour.

Console’s new vast Zünd cutting table was accepted in March to supplant a 2.2m machine from Kongsberg. It helps the company’s turn into color sublimation, affected by the landing of a 3.2m Teleios Grande H6 material printer from D.gen in October a year ago.

The Zünd, which cost £175,000, will help Keyboard to spare cash as its running requires contribution from one minder instead of two, which means the firm won’t need to procure consultants to help its cutting work. Console’s machine was introduced with a jewel tipped piece for cleaning acrylics, a V-cutting sharp edge for thick cardboard, a wavering apparatus and 3.6kW switch.

All of £4m-turnover Keyboard’s new machines will upgrade the speed and limit at which the firm can turn over employments. Printing at present happens at its 1,672sqm premises from 7am-1am, enabling the business to pivot employments overnight if necessary.

Mahoney stated: “We are endeavoring to boost all that we have here, continually searching for key new individuals to utilize. The experiential commercial center is a gigantic one for us and we are continually searching for any pack we can use to fortify our portfolio.”

Console will next take a gander at bringing forms it right now outsources in-house, including metalworking and showering, as indicated by Mahoney. The firm at present utilizes 40 staff.

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