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Equipment investments soar at The Print Show

On day two of The Print Show 2016, the true impact of the event is becoming clearer as exhibitors reveal several sales of major pieces of equipment, demonstrating the investment printers are making despite uncertain economic times.

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There have been plenty of equipment sales at The Print Show, including Duplo, which sold a PFi DI-CUT 300

RGB UK has sold three wide-format print devices, including a new Canon Pro Series printer, resulting in a total of £25,000 of equipment sold on day one.

Grafityp has sold a Roland DG SG 540 to The Vinyl Guys, which will be installed at the end of November, and the company has also procured a few other positive leads too.

Neil Stevenson, sales director at Grafityp, says the company has had a positive show so far and seen a lot of interest in the Roland DG LEF-20 and LEF-300, the TrueVis range, as well as the new M Series of print media and overlaminates.

Stevenson notes: “What is positive is that people are not afraid to invest if it will lower costs down the line. They are looking at the long-term plan. Here at Grafityp, we see a lot of potential in the commercial print market which is why The Print Show is ideal for us. The organising team have worked even harder this year and if it continues I’m sure the show will go from strength to strength.”

What is positive is that people are not afraid to invest if it will lower costs down the line

Renz has sold a MOBI 500 to ESP Colour and Dermot Callaghan, sales manager at Renz, explains: “ESP Colour’s calendar production has shot up and the binding machine was the perfect solution for them. It’s really easy to use and there are possibilities outside of calendar season to do book work too, so it’s a versatile machine.”

Grafityp has sold a Roland DG SG 540 to The Vinyl Guys

Renz also showcased the AP 300 COMPACT, which was launched at Drupa, and Callaghan says there has been plenty of interest at both Drupa and The Print Show. Renz also displayed the Total Koil Binder (TKB) and the Total Cut and Bend (TCB), the latter of which is perfect for those looking to produce thicker plastic coil work.

Duplo is another company on a selling streak as it has sold a PFi DI-CUT 300 at the show, the exact one you can see on its stand. The company has also sold an iSaddle Pro Digital Booklet System and it is the first time this machine has been on display in the UK following a successful Drupa for the company.

Sarah Crumpler, UK marketing manager for Duplo, says: “We are bringing what we showcased at Drupa to the UK and highlighting the key technologies we provide. The Print Show is providing us with a great platform to obtain new business leads and we have managed to secure 14 already.”

The iSaddle Pro Digital Booklet System is ideal for brochures and catalogues, and now produces more books per hour, as well as being more efficient due to a software update.

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