StickerGizmo invests in used Xeikon
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Redditch-based StickerGizmo has installed a refurbished Xeikon 3030 digital label press to help drive growth.
The press was bought from Xeikon via the manufacturer’s REX factory refurbishment programme and installed in August. This is the first Xeikon machine for the company, which had previously relied on other toner-based printers and cut-sheet labels.
StickerGizmo is the B2B operation of School Stickers, a school rewards specialist, and was set up around 18 months ago to break into new markets.
“We were keen to invest in a machine which would help us expand and keep pace with our aggressive growth plans. A Xeikon machine was always near the top of our list but when we found out about the factory refurbished REX machines, we knew we had found the right solution for us,” said executive chairman Alistair Tillen.
The company had undertaken a period of research prior to the purchase, assessing several different options including outsourcing. “In the end we decided it was important to own the whole customer experience and be solely responsible for quality and delivery times,” adds Tillen.
The 3030 REX can print 1,200dpi on substrate widths of up to 330mm at up to 9.6m/min, equating to 190sqm/hr, according to Xeikon. It can print on standard substrates with no need for pre-coating.
“We are already seeing the benefits of the Xeikon machine with improved productivity helping us cut delivery times to our customers,” said Tillen. “We are also delighted with the print quality and have started to benefit from lower substrate prices as we move away from pre-cut sheets.”
Duncan Sargeant, UK Xeikon sales manager, added: “Every Xeikon REX digital press has been updated to the latest revision of both hardware and software, making it ready for years of production. Then, only after going through extensive testing, is the product boxed and shipped to the customer.”