Sydney’s Allprint Graphics is the new owner of a swissQprint Kudu, which it has purchased from Pozitive at FESPA Munich this week. This is Pozitive’s first Kudu sale in Australia, although there are about 30 machines on the field or in production globally.
Allprint Graphics managing director Grant Cunningham told Sprinter that the company, which specialises in retail point-of-sale, decided on buying yet another swissQprint machine as he believes in the quality and reliability of the brand, as well as the stellar service from Pozitive.
The company already owns a Nyala and an Impala.
“We started off our company 63 years ago as a screen printing business and have evolved over the years with the addition of digital equipment. About 15 years ago, we embarked on a journey to ramp up our digital capacity and about eight years ago we purchased our first swissQprint machine,” Cunningham said.
“We then bought another swissQprint machine about six or seven years ago with the view to retire some of our screen printing equipment.
“Our requirements for a machine that could handle more capacity also increased, and given that our experience with swissQprint has been excellent – both in terms of the quality of the equipment and the support from Pozitive – we decided on the Kudu.
“The machine is a good match for our business. It has got a good combination of quality output and speed. And the flexibility of the flatbed layout allows us to produce and print on some unique materials as well as our standard range of materials.”
The swissQprint Kudu is a high-end printer that features ten colour channels and up to 30 print heads. It prints at up to 304 m²/h – and that’s for both flatbed and optional roll-to-roll printing (3.2m).
The ability to print on neon inks is a standout of the Kudu, as it allows people to have a swissQprint machine that can really do something more than what is already in the market.
Pozitive managing director Phil Trumble said, “Grant has been a long-time user of swissQprint machines – he already has an Impala and a Nyala – and joining the family of machines is the brand new Kudu. This machine was just launched by swissQprint at FESPA last year and we’re very pleased that the first machine is coming to Australia.”
Allprint is looking to have the Kudu installed at its premises at the end of this year following some changes to its factory to accommodate it.