Zero Plus Printers Showcases New Technology At Open Day


Zero Plus Printers held a customer event at its Pretoria offices, where the company launched its wide format and finishing department, consisting of a new Esko Kongsberg V-24 and EFI H1625 LED printer.

Attendees were given a tour of the company’s revamped premises, which is part of its ‘Customer Experience’ business philosophy to create an environment where customer interaction and experience is unlike anything in the market, and which aims to grow and maintain customer relationships. ‘We’re selling an experience, it’s not just about the printed product,’ said Gary Van Dyk, CEO at Zero Plus Printers.

The Esko Kongsberg V-24 was installed at Zero Plus during September 2015, and was purchased from Graphix Supply World. The Kongsberg V-24 cutting tables deliver reliability, precision and ease of use for companies in the packaging and sign and display markets looking to complement their offerings with productive digital finishing.

‘It’s been a pleasure dealing with Zero Plus,’ said Peter Hargreaves, Sales Account Manager, Esko South Africa. ‘Esko believes in creating more value for customers that are looking to innovate, and the Kongsberg is the complete package – it eliminates the need for dies and die presses, which saves time and money. It gives Zero Plus the ability to be more flexible and compete with anyone, as they can now offer their customers short-run packaging, displays and signs and make their customers’ businesses really stand out from the rest.’

The EFI H1625 LED UV printer was installed at the end of October 2015 and was purchased from Ivyline Technologies and Bytes Document Solutions. This is Xerox’s first H1625 LED printer that it has sold in South Africa.

The EFI H1625 LED printer is for point-of-purchase, sign, banner and graphics printers, in-house shops, and commercial printers who require a printer capable of producing high quality images across the widest variety of substrates in widths up to 1.6m. The H1625 LED has 8-level variable drop grayscale heads for superior quality images, optimised ink usage, and LED UV cured inks including white ink for access to the greatest range of substrates when compared to solvent and latex printing technologies.

‘The LED technology gives off very little heat, allowing you to print on bubble wrap and cling film – a massive advantage. It also uses 82% less electricity than mercury lamps and can print more vivid colours,’ said Barry Hasleham, digital print specialist at Bytes Document Solutions.

‘We’re very excited about our new department,’ added Van Dyk. ‘It has opened up new markets like photography, branding and marketing companies and we can print on things like wood, glass, metals, boards, acrylic and more. Now we can step away from traditional print offerings like paper and create products where the only limit is our customers’ imaginations.’

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