The Wimbledon Print Company took a trip to Ipex 2014 to finalise a deal with M Partners Wide, the South London-based wide format equipment re-seller and distributor, resulting in the signing of an order for a Canon iPF825 44-inch wide format solution.
The equipment supplier was stationed on a 48-square-metre stand at the centre of the World of Wide Format zone at Ipex, which took place from March 24 to 29, 2014, at ExCel, London.
Commenting on the purchase, Michael Woolsey, Managing Director and owner of The Wimbledon Print Company, said: “Having conducted a detailed review of our business, we decided that an upgrade to the large format printing kit at our retail site would be a real benefit to us moving forward. There is good business in producing large format CAD prints for architects and building companies, but they have moved beyond monochrome work. The full-colour, high performance capabilities of the Canon will allow us to expand this part of our business.”
The Canon machine is equipped with a scanning unit to allow the company to scan in existing drawings, plans and prints, whilst the five-colour dye-and-pigment reactive pigment ink system produces vivid colours and the sharpest, thinnest lines. With an accuracy of +/- 0.1% as well as a minimum line width of 0.02mm, precision is guaranteed. Images can be rendered at 2,400 x 1200 dpi for maximum impact, thanks to super-fine print heads using 15,360 nozzles.
Gary Doman, head of sales at M Partners Wide, confirmed that the iPF825 was the ideal unit for The Wimbledon Print Company: “This is a great machine for company in the CAD market. Exceptional image quality is combined with breath-taking productivity, with draft A0 prints in 45 seconds and A1 in just 24 seconds. High capacity 330ml and 700ml “hot swap” ink tanks are used, which can be replaced during production for non-stop productivity, as well as borderless printing to save time on finishing. The device also comes equipped with a dual roll unit, which enables users to easily print long runs of different types and sizes of media.”
The Wimbledon Print Company is a family-owned business established for over 60 years, and run by Michael Woolsey, the third generation of Woolsey’s to be involved in printing in Wimbledon and London. The offices are now based at 257-261 Haydons Road SW19, but in previous years have occupied different premises in the Morden and Merton area.
Further details on the company and the products produced can be found at www.TheWimbledonPrintCompany.co.uk or by calling 020 8540 5959.
The Canon reseller and DGI UK distributor is backing up its equipment focus with specialised servicing as well as service support, and a unique finance package. Keep in touch with developments at M Partners Wide by following the business on Twitter @MPartnersWide
The creation of the M Partners Wide division is the latest development from M Partners, as the company seeks to bring its unique distribution format to the wide format market. The company recently announced its distribution agreement with Korean manufacturer DGI.
In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for Mitsubishi Litho Presses in the UK and Ireland. This representation joins established products such as GUK folding and inserting equipment, and Steinemann laminating products. In 2011
M Partners offers manufacturers considerable marketing and business expertise across both the printing and packaging sectors and provides high-quality national coverage for sales, support and technical service.
The Joint Managing Directors established M Partners Ltd in 2006 after gaining many years of industry experience in senior management roles at a major press manufacturer and used equipment dealer. They were responsible for corporate and product marketing for pre-press, press, post-press and service, plus operational control for digital, consumables and used equipment divisions.