Manchester based Plastic Formers has invested in an EFI H1625-SD SuperDraw wide-format printer from CMYUK for direct print thermoforming applications.
The company recently recognised that in order to expand its product range, an economical solution for the creation of filigree contours and smooth cut edges would be required.
“The suitability of the usual machining methods was very limited and involved expensive reworking,” says technical director Daniel Jepson. “We keep all areas of production up to date with the latest and best technology, and realised that our Digital Print department had to step up its game in order to maintain this high standard.”
Jepson and his team visited CMYUK’s Shrewsbury demo centre to see the machine in action, as well as giving them the opportunity to test a range of different materials to see how it handled them.
“It was fantastic to see the machine running, and how easily it changed from one job to the next. We decided to purchase one and have not been disappointed. The EFI H1625 SuperDraw is the Holy Grail with its white ink, instant cure and laser proofs.”
This is the first Super Draw EFI printer to be sold in the UK and has put Plastic Formers in a leading position to offer innovative solutions in large quantities, within short lead times. The digital efficiencies of the EFI H1625-SD wide-format printer mean direct print thermoforming is simple. It prints directly to a wide range of thermo formable plastics, eliminates costly and time-consuming screen or hand-painting processes, delivers near-photographic image quality with four colours plus white as standard and eight-level variable drop grayscale printing capability.
“It’s a great machine, CMYUK have been fantastic with their support, and we’ve been taking on jobs we didn’t have capacity to accept before,” concludes Jepson.