Printed and foiled in an hour: ‘amazing!’
‘It is possible for a customer to come in off the street and we can supply a top quality 32 page brochure printed, stitched and foiled in an hour – amazing!’
This is how Bexon trade printers described its service with the MGI Meteor DP 8700 XL+ digital press plus in line foil unit supplied by Printbyte.
A trade printer with over 50 years experience, Ernest Bexon & Co is a family run printing company operating from its site in Daybrook, Nottingham.
Until installing the MGI Meteor, Bexon was ‘litho loyal’ but now finds that having added digital and expanded its service to ‘no click’ shorter run work, it can run its digital press in the same way as its B1 and SRA2+ litho presses and be very competitive with new services like personalised printed wedding stationery, envelopes and foiling.
Denise Perry, one of the directors at Bexon, said: ‘Printbyte’s MGI Meteor solution with no click charge, iFoil unit and inl ine feeder is more robust than ‘copier type’ digital machines and complements our B1 size press perfectly.’
As a trade printer, colour matching different types of work is essential between the two types of presses and Bexon find the Meteor’s Fiery RIP bridges the gap between digital and litho.
But the best aspect of this solution is the foiling. Through a revolutionary digital process, the iFoil eliminates the need for films and dies, producing hot digital foil stamping jobs from one to a thousand sheets with very high quality, profitability and ease of use. From magazine covers, books, brochures, labels, to invitations and packaging, the Meteor with iFoil offers new services and exceptional benefits to customers. Spectacular and unique effects are now available within a 100% digital process including variable data printing.
Andy Fisher of Printbyte said, ‘After three years working with our ‘no click’ digital solution, the Bexon team is reaping the benefits of bridging the gap between litho and digital and also managing its costs.
‘Together with our authorised resellers we help printers combine the latest Printbyte products with established systems and processes to create new opportunities and improve business performance.
‘Our experience in the commercial printing marketplace, and our background in digital, means we are uniquely placed to deliver innovative commercial printing solutions that will deliver results both now and in the future.’
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