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Bapsfontein-based Colourtech Design & Print is the first company in Africa to purchase the latest technology in inkjet web printing with the installation of the Screen Jet520 HD. The company uses the press in combination with an Ibis book-on-demand machine and Hunkeler cut-sheet line, all purchased from Ipex Machinery, to process a range of educational and publishing materials.
Sonja Groenewald, Colourtech CEO, first saw the Screen Jet520 HD at drupa in 2016, and made a site visit to Silhouet Digital Print in Belgium, where she saw the press in action. “We looked at a range of machines, but Screen stood out from the rest. I did a year’s worth of research on suitable presses, but took a day to decide on the Screen. What attracted me was the exceptional quality.”
Groenewald was also impressed with the speed, low printing costs and ability to do variable data, a feature which they plan to use in the future. “Usually with traditional web presses you need to print high volumes but the Screen allows us to process small and large volumes, with no click charges and overhead costs,” she said. “This is ideal for publishers who need quick ‘top-ups’ of materials.”
She further added, “Because we are the first in Africa to install the Screen press, we needed to ensure we had a knowledgeable and reliable supplier, and we are very impressed with Ipex, who always goes the extra mile. Installing the new Screen press in our busiest time of year.”