Burscough, UK; November 15, 2018: Quality Print Services (QPS) has installed the UK's first Roland Texart RT-640M dye sublimation printer at Nottingham-based Grangeprint. The new multi-function printer - which enables direct-to-textile and indirect sublimation printing - was installed mid-October 2018 and will enable Grangeprint to boost its turnover significantly by offering soft signage solutions to its corporate customers.
Founded a decade ago and employing 20 people, Grangeprint markets itself as a one-stop shop for ‘all your printing needs'. Servicing both the consumer and corporate markets, the company offers a wide gamut of print solutions - from canvases, posters, contemporary wall art and personalised gifts for the consumer market through to business signage, banners, exhibition stands, signs and window displays.
Grangeprint prides itself on excellent print quality and fast turnaround times and relies on the very latest technology to deliver its high-quality print solutions to its ever-growing customer base. The recently-installed versatile Texart digital dye-sublimation printer will enable Grangeprint to expand its offerings with a number of new printed products.
The Roland printer can print directly onto polyester-based fabrics - including flag, mesh fabric, backlit, voile, block out, banner media and more - as well as onto dye-sublimation transfer paper.
The printer was purchased from Lancashire-based QPS - a wide-format print specialist, and an Authorised Roland Dealer for dye-sublimation and UV applications. QPS is also the main distributor of Nazdar digital inkjet ink products and has installed on the machine. These water-based, dye sublimation inks have been formulated specifically for use on a wide range of wide format digital printers fitted with Epson print head technology, DX4, DX5 and DX7 and are available in 1 litre bottles or 2 litre ink pouches for MBIS systems.
On the new printer, Paul Evans, Director at Grangeprint, explains: "The new Roland machine will enable us to offer our corporate clients soft signage and external feather flags. We are confident that it will help boost our turnover significantly when we expand our business with the launch of our flags and banners offerings early next year."
Paul Evans continues: "We've worked with Chris Bailey and his team at QPS for many years now. I spoke to him and outlined what I wanted - and what budget I had available - and he immediately suggested the new Roland Texart machine. The installation process itself was straight-forward and QPS supported us with training.
"We did look at other options, but the Roland Texart RT-640M perfectly fitted the bill."