Midcomp recently installed an HP PageWide XL 8000 at Bloemfontein-based Centrepiece Printing Solutions (CPS). The customer’s relationship with Midcomp spans some 18 months back, beginning with the purchase of a PageWide XL 5000.
The HP PageWide XL large format printing portfolio enables reprographic houses, print service providers and enterprise central reprographic departments to produce point-of-sale applications and posters as well as computer-aided design drawings, opening new business opportunities with geographic information system maps.
CPS owner Jannie Myburgh explained that the motivation behind the machine purchase was based on the print quality and simplicity of the PageWide XL 5000. However, as their client base grew, the demand for wide format digital prints grew with it, which required a machine that could deliver the same quality as the XL 5000, but in a shorter timeframe, ‘There was only one option as far as we were concerned, and that was to install an HP PageWide XL 8000.’
With the PageWide XL 8000 taking most of the work load regarding the company’s high volume runs and delivering work in a much faster time for its long standing clients, it allows CPS to focus on building its client base even further, while delivering smaller quantity print runs performed on the PageWide 5000.
‘We currently have three machines installed and maintained by Midcomp,’ continued Myburgh. ‘Their service is excellent, from installation to consumable sales and regular maintenance and services. They are always willing to help and provide fast and efficient solutions to any problems that might occur.’