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Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) has worked with Amari Digital Supplies to deliver an Apollo 2216WW flatbed printer to UK graphic display specialist, Key2 Group. The £90,000 installation marks one of the first joint implementations arising from the GPT and Amari Digital partnership, with GPT delivering hardware and Amari Digital providing printing consumables.
The 2.2 by four metre Apollo 2216WW will enable Key2 Group to offer printing directly onto a range of substrates, including wood, glass, metal, plastics, paper, composites and corrugated materials.
Managing director of Key2 Group, Mike Keating, said: "The machine is not only equipped with 12 colour print heads for six-colour print technology, it also has four white print heads to print a dense white. This means that white and colour are printed in one step and that we can print white in-house, ensuring we are totally self-sufficient with our capabilities."
UV ink jet technology also offers advantages. The inks are formulated to be flexible, making them ideal for Key2 Group's exterior projects such as mesh, banners and signage, where the inks are said to resist cracking or crazing in the wind. Furthermore, the ink will adhere to rough surfaces, including Velcro, fibreglass and painted metals.
Mike concluded: "The services we are able to offer allow our customers to maintain a high point-of-sale and marketing impact at a very challenging time."