DIS in Wolverhampton has installed an EFI-Vutek h3 digital printer from CMYUK. The new printer will support this multi award winning company with industrial level productivity, superlative print quality, rock solid reliability and greatly expanded capacity.
The h3 is a significant addition to DIS replacing a two metre wide, EFI Vutek H2000 Pro, and an EFI Quantum 3+ UV printer. Its arrival coincides with the company being voted ‘Small Business of the Year’ at the annual Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards, renowned for its competitiveness and extensive judging process.
‘We were really delighted with the Small Business Award win because it endorses our approach,’ said DIS managing director Mark Bradley. ‘We deliver so much more than just a sign company – we are unique because we act as partners working in collaboration with agencies and clients. Our customers have the creative vision and we guide the application. We bring as much as we can to the equation. Whether its huge wall wraps, anamorphic graphics, projected imagery or digital screen installations, we want to create the best job without compromise, always meeting the tightest of budgets to deliver unique impactful work. The addition of the EFI Vutek h3 complements our values exactly.’
The h3 is an upgradeable, 3.2 metre wide, hybrid LED printer with the highest quality print resolution and a nine layer print capacity in a single pass. It is designed using ‘cool cure’ LED technology allowing owners to output more for less. According to a recent Fogra study, the EFI Vutek h3 significantly reduces operating costs with up to 82% less energy consumption and fewer consumable parts.
The printer has been immediately impactful. ‘The first job we did on this machine was for a huge interior project in the City of London. The imagery coming off the printer was so vibrant, with such a high print quality that it almost looked 3D,’ said Mark.
‘We have had numerous machines, but never once have we stood back and said, ‘Wow, this is something different’. When clients were walking past the installation, they were literally stopping in their tracks. The output on the h3 is amazing,’ he added.
DIS was one of the first in the UK to install an EFI Vutek PressVU UV 180 flatbed printer.
Left to right: Dave Purcell, DIS sales director, Sue Hayward – CMYUK senior digital sales, Mark Bradley, DIS, managing director.