August 15th, 2014

EFI H652 Case Study

First Print EFI H652 Case Study

First Print Digital have become the first print company in the country to install an EFI H652 wide format press. The press, was installed at the end of April. The EFI H652 wide format press can takes sheets up to 10 foot by 5 foot and can print on substrates that are almost two inches thick.


Why did you decide to install an EFI H652 Wide Format Printer? 


We installed the device for a number of reasons – its comes with cheaper inks than those available from our previous wide format machine, it is three times faster than our previous device that we were operating (Declan has traded his previous wide format against this new EFI model) and it gives First Print Digital great flexibility with its wide format printing operation'' says First Print Digital's Managing Director Declan Haughey


What features of the EFI H652 are you most happy with? 



I can re-register with the EFI H652 so it is much easier to print back to back, and the printer is very user friendly. Up until recently if we were printing an 8x4 sign we would print it on a vinyl material, put a laminate on top of it and attach it to corri board or aluminium or whatever the substrate was. With the new EFI H652 I can now put my substrate directly onto the machine so it saves me time and money. The other big benefit is that it can print white so we can print on perspex glass and on other clear substrates. In addition, First Digital Print is hoping to move into new, more specialised wide format applications with this new machine.



I'm very happy with the service that we have received from Neopost Ireland. They are always very helpful and at the end of the phone when we have any queries. Everyone in the Irish print industry has similar machines so this new EFI H652 model means I can produce something that 90% of other players in the market can't produce.


First Print Digital operate two other wide format printers – a 30-inch Roland VersaCamm and a 54-inch Roland Soljet Pro3. They also run a Datapress reel to reel machine for printing on rolls and screen printing facilities. “Despite the growing popularity of large format digital print, our screen printing operation hasn't declined and, if anything, it is growing slightly,” he says.



Since partnering with EFI in January we are delighted to have supplied First Print with the H652 wide format printer. 

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