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EFI sells 100th VUTEk GS Series grand-format printer

Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM


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Foster City, CA-based EFI VUTEk (www.efi.com) has scored a swift century with Leeds, England-based Quarmby Colour’s decision to purchase a GS3200, 3.2m, UV-curable flatbed and roll-to-roll hybrid printer. This company, which already owns two VUTEk QS2000 machines, opted for eight colors plus white ink to extend its existing production capabilities and grow its position as a leading UK display producer. The GS3200 offers maximum speeds of 233 sq.m/hr. and photorealistic quality at a true resolution of 1,000 dpi.

A family owned and run business that was formed in 1994, Quarmby Colour produces a diverse portfolio of display applications ranging from outdoor and indoor retail and event advertising, point-of-sale, exhibition graphics and wallpapers. Additionally, the company specializes in the creation of bespoke sets and backdrops for film and television, all of which are printed digitally using only its VUTEk grand format printers.

“We were looking for reliability, versatility, high-quality and high-speed in our search for our first 3 meter printer, says Damian Quarmby, director of Quarmby Colour. “It also was vital for us to have a solution where changing from flatbed to roll-fed and back again was quick and easy, enabling us to move from one job to the next swiftly and smoothly. The GS3200 was the logical choice in terms of capability, quality and productivity. We expect to meet our customers’ demands for wider-format capabilities to produce television and movie backdrops, for example.”