MGi Technology, Hemel Hempstead, the UK’s main front-line distributor for MGi digital printing equipment, has announced details of the first DP8700XL digital press to be installed in the UK at Print Select, East London. The machine has been selected to replace an aging HP Indigo system and to further compliment the company’s B1 Komori offset press.
The recently launched MGi DP8700XL was supplied with the “Super XL” option enabling Print Select to output a 1020mm long sheet and for the production of short-run six-page landscape A4 jobs – work that is currently runs on the Komori offset machine. The addition of this feature means that the company is one of only three printers that can offer the long sheet format in the UK.
In addition to its litho and digital print production, Print Select has added a new “web-to-print” system to enhance its services to clients.
“The service we received from MGi Technology was extremely professional,” said Pete Nelson, director, Print Select. “After a long evaluation process we made the decision to purchase an MGi press. We were confident that we had made the right decision due to our extensive research, which included conversations with a number of existing MGi users both in the UK and in mainland Europe, as well as thorough reviews of competitive product from the likes of HP, Xerox, and Kodak.
“In the main, they are all offering more of the same. MGi brings something different to the party: the quality is excellent, and the extended format allows a wider range of work to be produced. The ability of MGi to handle a wide range of materials is also a key point of difference. Yes, printing on plastics might open some doors, but even just the wide range of standard paper products that can be printed on the DP8700 sets it apart from other digital products.
“Print quality is critical to our business and with the MGi press we are now able to offer litho-quality digital print with no restriction on format. An upgrade to our online systems will take place over the next few months to accommodate the expected increase in business.
“Colour and print quality is of the utmost importance to our customers. We can now offer the same standards of quality for a short-run digital product as for a litho printed product with a high-volume print run. The MGi DP8700XL, with its traditional style of feeder, enables printers to run the substrates we need to when other solutions would struggle,” said Nelson.
David Evans, Managing Director, MGi Technology said: “Having developed a good understanding of Print Select’s requirements we are comfortable that this is the best product available on the market today for their needs. Much of the testing focussed around high-quality six-page A4 landscape property brochures that were being produced on the B1 Komori. Installing the MGi will give Print Select the option of printing these jobs, plus never turning away requests for plastic products too!”
UK distributor MGi Technology is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The company was founded to sell, distribute and maintain the entire range of MGi digital printing and finishing solutions in the United Kingdom. With its own MGi certified engineers, fully supported by the manufacturer in France, MGi Technology can provide professional services, including after market software solutions that enhance the MGi printing solutions.
MGi Digital Graphic Technology (the manufacturer) was founded in 1982. The company designs, manufactures and markets an innovative range of multi-substrate (paper, plastics and envelopes) 4-colour digital presses, as well as a complete line of versatile finishing solutions, including the revolutionary JETvarnish® digital inkjet spot UV coater, as first seen at Drupa 2008, and JETcard® digital inkjet 6-colour plastic card press.
A key player in the global market, MGi Digital Graphic Technology has a portfolio comprising of several thousand customers in a wide range of sectors, including graphic industry professionals, Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, plastic card manufacturers, silk screen printers and photo labs.
MGi is a leader in the professional graphic equipment market and is registered on the Euronext Paris Alternext stock exchange (symbol: ALMDG). They received the prestigious GRAND PRIX SIEMENS of the Innovation in 2010, also the company is OSEO EXCELLENCE ANVAR “Innovative Company” Label in 2010 in recognition of their expertise and innovation in the graphic & finishing industry.
Established 20 years ago as a lithographic printer, serving wide range of customers, Print Select prides itself on producing a quality printed product with value for money service for its customers. The company currently employs a team of 13 personnel at its East London factory, situated just 15 minutes from the centre of the city.
For further information on the company see the http://printselect.co.uk web site or call Print Select on 020 7538 3448.