Wide format service provider Macro Art started live printing this week with two more Durst machines as new customers come on board in continuing rapid expansion. Little more than four years after a management buyout, Macro Art’s turnover has shot up from £6 million to £11 million. Contract gains are being secured on the back of the new investments in Durst systems – now totalling four that have revolutionised its business.
The Durst Rho P10 250 HS-Plus UV hybrid system and Durst Rho 512R-Plus roll to roll UV printer have been installed at Macro Art’s base in Abbotsley, Cambridgeshire.
The Rho 512R, which includes fine art mode, will enable Macro Art to produce fine quality, backlit work. Macro Art, which specialists in larger project and dye sublimated textiles, will be using the machines across its core areas of business. These include events, exhibition and retail sectors where ever shorter lead times and higher print quality are demanded by customers.
Michael Green, Macro Art’s commercial director, who is based in its project management office near Waterloo in London, said: ‘Durst kit has revolutionised our business. The investments have enabled us to step into quality markets that were unobtainable before. We would not be where we are today without the Durst equipment. No argument. We could not have done without them.
‘As one example, the investments will help with backlit work commissioned by a major new retail client that requires top quality print in a very short lead time. And in another we could never have created 60% of the exterior printing for an international air show within the agreed timeframe without our 5metre Rho. Print requirements and delivery, even to Europe, are now as little as 48 hours. With the new investments, we are incredibly excited about the potential opportunities ahead.’
The company already has Rho 512R and Rho 322 production printers from Durst.