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Ebbsfleet halves production time with Summa F1612

Finishing Solutions

Kent based Ebbsfleet Printing Solutions has significantly boosted its production turnaround and entered new markets since installing Summa F1612 flatbed cutter.

The company has praised the impact its Summa F1612 has had on business, revealing the machine has enabled the company to significantly reduce finishing bottlenecks and half its production time.

Based in Gravesend, Ebbsfleet Printing Solutions offers a host of both small and large format print services. The company has more than 20 years' experience in sign making and works with a wide range of customers across a host of industries and markets. Demand for its services is extremely high, with the business seeing huge interest in its wide format print in recent years.

This spike in demand created a finishing bottleneck which was resolved by the installation of a Summa F1612 – a decision that Ebbsfleet Printing Solutions director Sam Cherry described as ‘instrumental' for the company and its success.

Installed by authorised UK reseller Adapt, the versatile Summa F Series cutter combines robust construction, accuracy and flexibility. Its multifunctional head enables users to install up to three tools simultaneously from a wide range of options, making countless applications possible. Since the tools and modules can be added at any time, upgrades are easy and cost effective. Automatic tool recognition, combined with digital and mechanical depth and/or pressure control, ensures precision cutting on a wide variety of materials.

Sam said, ‘The Summa cutter was purchased due to the growth in our direct to board business. Wide format print was growing for us, but that created a finishing bottleneck which caused a few issues for the team.

‘We had worked with Summa equipment for a number of years. It has always been a trusted brand for us, so we had no hesitation in purchasing the F1612 model.’

Sam continued, ‘Using the Summa F1612 to produce packaging work and mock ups for various projects has helped us to significantly grow our customer base, while at the same time allowing us to save money on off cuts.’

He continued, ‘I don't know how we worked without a Summa flatbed in the first place. The amount of time saved with this machine has allowed us to half our production time.

‘We have not looked back since its installation; it has had such a massive impact on the business. Having the Summa cutter is like having four members of staff that don't go on holiday or drink tea or coffee! We absolutely love it!’


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