The machine, installed at the Reading-based business in July, features a 3.2x2m print bed and can print at up to 304sqm/hr. It includes 10 colour channels and 1,350dpi resolution plus roll-to-roll as well as dual roll options.
The Kudu also has a variety of sustainability benefits, including an electricity consumption of only 2.2 KWh – equal to an average kettle, a UV printing process, and LED technology that ensures low emissions.
“The Kudu steps into a space, of both creativity and productivity, that really suits our broad range of clients. The quality of output and sustainability benefits, which we also expect, are clearly evident,” said VGL managing director Daniel Field.
On training, the company added that “with VGL’s flatbed experience combined with SwissQprint Kudu training undertaken pre-installation, VGL were operational within days of the Kudu arriving – it really was a seamless process”.