A major technology shift has also been made by Benefitz with the installation of the VUTEK EFI LED GS3250LX Flatbed Printer. This machine is the first in the New Zealand market, and with its innovative LED ‘cool cure’ ink-curing system, the machine is consistent with Benefitz commitment to green technology as it contains no VOCs, uses less consumables, produces less waste, uses less energy and has the ability to print on recycled and other materials with ease. The lower curing temperatures enable Benefitz to print to heat sensitive and thin materials without buckling or head strikes, adding significantly to its portfolio of applications. Additionally, the environmental benefits mean that less energy is required, with the extra benefit of the lamps having a longer life span. “There is the benefit that the LED curing lamps don’t need to
warm up before we use the printer, speeding up set-up times,” says Benefitz Director Mike Nolan. “As well as being able to handle very sensitive substrates, the GS3250LX will both increase our capacity while at the same time further reduce our impact on the environment through responsible choices in equipment and supplies. It also offers a leap forward in speed - being two times faster - and quality, over the machinery it has replaced.” The Benefitz EFI VUTEK GS3250LX Flatbed Printer boasts innovative digital advancements with signifi cant increase in production speed combined with true 1,000 DPI print capability. This enables Benefitz to quickly achieve consistent print photo-quality images, crisp text, vibrant colours and advanced three-layer white ink printing on an extended range of supported
substrates. VUTEk’s innovative LED ink curing technology delivers high quality and high adhesion in order to maximise the visual allure of promotional materials, including signage, retail POS, exhibition, display, billboards and fleet graphics. “We have taken some time to find the right machine that will future proof our business in this flatbed space,” adds Mike Nolan. “And we feel we have certainly found it with this innovative new machine. It is a thrill that we are once again leading the way by being the fi rst to adopt the LED ‘cool cure’ technology in the New Zealand market.” At 3.2 metres in print width capability, the machine also provides the perfect back-up for the Benefitz UviStar Pro8 5 metres wide billboard machine. Both machines also offer the flexibility of printing roll-to-roll or as flatbed machines.