The press arrived at the Wolverhampton operation in mid-November and has taken over from a 2m-wide EFI Vutek H2000 Pro and an EFI Quantum 3+ UV printer.
The Vutek h3 was supplied by Reading-headquartered CMYUK and has already been used on a number of fruitful projects by DIS, including an interior job for the City of London. Its speed has allowed DIS to add trade services to its roster for the first time, having previously run a client book of 60% agencies and 40% brands such as Rolls Royce, Volkswagen and Virgin Active.
DIS managing director Mark Bradley said: “We deliver so much more than just a sign company, we’re unique because we act as partners working in collaboration with agencies and clients. Our customers have the creative vision and we guide the application. We bring as much as we can to the equation.
“Whether it’s huge wall wraps, anamorphic graphics, projected imagery or digital screen installations, we want to create the best job without compromise, always meeting the tightest of budgets to deliver unique impactful work. The addition of the EFI Vutek h3 complements our values exactly.
“We’ve had numerous machines, but never once have we stood back and said, ‘Wow, this is something different’. When clients were walking past the City of London installation, they were literally stopping in their tracks. The output on the h3 is amazing.”
The EFI Vutek h3 is a 3.2m-wide system with a nine-layer print capacity in a single pass and production speeds of more than 220sqm/hr at 1,200dpi resolution.
Following on from the addition of the h3, DIS now has its sights on growth with a £5m turnover target by 2022 looking “very realistic”, according to Bradley. The company has been buoyed by its recent win of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award.
Currently turning over £1.8m with 21 members of staff, DIS Group has overseen a number of high-profile projects including entering a season-by-season partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC last year as part of a full rebrand at the club’s Molineux stadium following similar work with Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC.