MX Display ups capacity with EFI install
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
MX Display has increased its capacity by 50% after taking on an EFI Vutek h5 superwide-format hybrid LED printer.
The machine, which was supplied by CMYUK and installed last month, has replaced an existing Vutek GS3250LX Pro and joins HP Latex technology plus Mimaki and Epson dye-sub printers at the Derby-based business.
“The h5 was always the front runner. We toyed with several flatbeds and roll-to-roll machines, but our other hybrid worked well for us,” said MX Display sales director David Lister.
“We wanted to increase capacity, up production speeds and become generally more efficient.”
The Vutek h5 is 3.2m wide, can print at a resolution of up to 1,200dpi, has eight colour modes plus white and offers a nine-layer print capability, all in a single pass.
According to a Fogra study, the machine drives down operating costs with up to 82% less energy consumption and fewer consumable parts. For MX Display, this eco consideration was very important, in line with its increasing environmental focus.
The company is also currently evaluating new materials from CMYUK’s Eco range.
“We’re pushing people towards products made from recycled yarns where possible,” said Lister, who believes it is only a matter of time before eco-responsible products become the mainstream.
“The more we can make people aware of these materials, clients will specify it. If we talk to end clients rather than the margin-driven middle men about the benefits of these materials, the take-up would be faster.”
During the initial coronavirus lockdown MX Display was focused on creating large volumes of floor graphics, safety signage and acrylic screens. However, the company’s normal work levels have now resumed.
“At the moment we’re seeing many business sectors preparing to reopen,” said Lister.
“We’ve come out of this leaner and more efficient thanks to our new equipment. We are ready for all the new positives out there.”
MX Display has been in business for more than 25 years, evolving from a photographic house into a high-end design, producer and installer of printed graphics and signage.
The company produces print including floor, wall and window graphics, fabric displays, portable displays, signage and wayfinding. It works with blue-chip companies and creative agencies in sectors including leisure and tourism, heritage, exhibitions, events, corporate branding, construction, retail, education and healthcare.