CoverUp Invests in an EFI Matan 5m UV LED Dedicated Roll-To Roll Printer from CMYUK

Anthony Byrne, Operations Director, CoverUp.

CMYUK, Shrewsbury: Irish firm CoverUp has added a EFI Matan 5m UV LED roll-to-roll printer from CMYUK to its line-up. This transfer comes after the agency’s 2022 acquisition of an EFI VUTEk Q5r, additionally from CMYUK, which has considerably boosted its manufacturing effectivity permitting for quicker turnaround occasions and larger volumes. It joins a plant record that features a 3.2m UV LED digital flatbed printer, dye sublimation expertise, CNC router, and a digital chopping desk.

The Matan 5 replaces an older HP printer and is designated for all CoverUp’s mesh printing wants. “We determined to dedicate the Matan 5 to mesh as a result of it’s a difficult materials that tends to create a variety of overspray,” says Anthony Byrne, the Operations Director at CoverUp. “This manner, we keep away from exposing the Q5r to any of those points.”

Ending first
CoverUp started its journey in 1976, specialising in manufacturing and ending PVC and canvas covers for equipment, autos, boats, and industrial services. By the mid Nineteen Eighties, it had expanded its companies to incorporate banner ending.

In 2005 it ventured into the digital printing sector, and at this time, CoverUp supplies a big selection of functions from dye-enhanced textiles for mushy signage, inflexible signage, flags, banners, and constructing wraps. Working as a trade-only enterprise, it has services in two Dublin places: Sandyford and Clondalkin. It has grown to develop into one of many largest finishers of huge banners and constructing wraps in Eire.

CMYUK service
CoverUp was the primary within the World to buy an EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i in-line dye sublimation printer in 2018, when it changed an M-Tex printer. It had additionally established a trusted relationship with CMYUK for its supplies provide, so when it got here to buying a brand new EFI VUTEk Q5r there was by no means any doubt about the place to go.

When on the lookout for a printer devoted to mesh work, Anthony contacted Sue Hayward (Business Director, CMYUK) for some recommendation. He didn’t need a new mannequin as he didn’t have the price range for it however puzzled whether or not CMYUK had one thing to supply from its ex-demonstration, second customers or refurbished giant format printing gear. Sue quickly situated a refurbished Matan 5 printer from EFI and organized a web based digital demonstration for Anthony, given the printer was in Israel. After witnessing its spectacular efficiency with mesh Anthony instantly determined to buy it. A quick set up was essential for him, and CMYUK delivered and put in the printer in 5 weeks.

The on-site coaching went very easily. “We have been properly up with it because the RIP was the identical because the one utilized by the Q5r, so there wasn’t a lot new to be taught. We simply needed to get used to the loading and cleansing processes. By the top of the primary day, we have been operational and even began printing particular jobs. With regards to upkeep, mesh requires extra frequent filter adjustments because of its messier nature. Aside from that, the upkeep is just about the identical because the Q5r,” he says.

Matan options
The EFI Matan 5 is considered a powerhouse of a printer. It provides output as much as 353 sq. m per hour with a real decision of 600dpi. This printer helps a portfolio of Matan non-compulsory options and software program, which might rework it into an all-in-one multi-purpose printer. These embody in-line ending for chopping and slitting, vacuum plates for printing onto skinny sheets and inflexible media in a number of sizes, computerized backlit, computerized block out, and jumbo roll dealing with. Moreover, a singular single operator roll loader maximises effectivity by 300%, making certain that solely 40cm of fabric is wasted per roll, boosting financial savings and total productiveness.

With the set up of the Matan 5, mesh work is produced considerably quicker than earlier than. “After putting in the Matan 5, the velocity of our mesh output work has tripled. Beforehand we have been managing 2 rolls a day, however now can full 5 to six,” says Anthony.

The funding within the EFI VUTEk Q5r enabled CoverUp to broaden its buyer base and improve throughput velocity, to positively influence turnover. Says Anthony, “With the addition of the Matan 5 to our manufacturing, we anticipate this optimistic development going ahead. We’re happy to function a dynamic print provider to the commerce, working behind the scenes. Moreover, our in depth ending companies assure that we are able to meet all buyer necessities comprehensively.”

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