Nth Degree Imaging joins SignRacer UK suppliers
Monday, April 18, 2016
Nth Degree Imaging has been made a UK distributor in partnership with SSE Worldwide for SignRacer’s flatbed and hybrid UV printer range.
The Peterborough-based company signed the deal with one of Swiss manufacturer SignRacer's two main UK suppliers, SSE Worldwide this month. The manufacturer also works with Hatfield, Hertfordshire-based Image2Output.
SignRacer developed its hybrid UV printer range to twin good quality with a tempting price. Its models feature auto media thickness detection and reverse blowing for positioning of heavy media.
Adjustable UV LED curing allows the printing of temperature-sensitive substrates and enables print on to a wide range of materials and objects, SignRacer said.
Each printer can be configured with a different number of printheads to allow for a variety of ink configurations, including white and varnish, and faster running speeds.
The range comprises three hybrids, three flatbeds and one smaller flatbed model, is targeted at sigmakers and is suitable for use with rigid materials such as foam board, glass, MDF and some metals.
Nth Imaging sales director Ian Prosser said: “The good thing about these machines is that from the 2.5m-wide model upwards you can buy them with standard ink configurations for CMYK.”
“But if your workload grows and you need faster speed, you don't have to upgrade the machine, you can upgrade the heads to make it quicker, which is unique.
“This is great if you are a growing business. You can buy a machine budgeted for your workload then up the speed by adding further rows of heads. All the machines take up to eight heads.”
The SignRacer 1600 LED UV hybrid printer costs £53,000, runs at up to 18sqm per hour and has Ricoh generation five printheads for widths up to 1,600mm.
Nth Degree Imaging managing director Phil Dowson, who is also an England and Worcester Warriors rugby player, said: “We are ideally positioned to offer SignRacer into the UK market in partnership with SSE Worldwide.
“We already offer a vast array of inkjet hardware, digital media, colour management and software systems, all aimed at the graphic arts and sign and display sectors.”