Ten Herkel Invests in Benelux’s First VK3220T-HS Next-Generation UV Flatbed Printer

Brixen, Italy – Ten Herkel has chosen to spend money on Benelux’s first Vanguard VK3220T-HS flatbed printer to raised anticipate buyer requests and reply flexibly and cost-effectively to broader utility calls for.

The Netherland enterprise was established in 1982 by Bart ten Herkel as an offset printer. 5 years in the past, he was joined by his son Thijno and collectively they started their first steps into large-format roll-to-roll digital printing.

This paved the best way for the Vanguard Europe funding that’s supporting a service growth into signage. Thijno says: “Now we’re making the transfer to direct printing on sheet materials. That saves an operation in sure functions and subsequently money and time. This high mannequin provides us plenty of flexibility. And on sure substrates you get a a lot nicer impact from direct printing. Assume white printing or enjoying with spot varnish.”

Bart and Thijno first noticed the press when it was launched at FESPA 2023 in Munich and the funding was made after an intensive evaluate. “All in all, I feel we spent a 12 months and a half engaged on that,” says Thijno.

The ultimate determination adopted a go to, along with distributor Pixia BV, to Vanguard Europe’s European headquarters, in Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy, next-door to the Durst Group headquarters, the place the VK3220T-HS was put by its paces.

Bart explains: “We had introduced print information from frequent work and the outcome was excellent. It’s also a protected feeling that Durst Group stands behind this subsidiary, as is the truth that we are able to fall again on Durst Benelux’s service group.”

The three.2meter x 2meter flatbed Vanguard VK3220T-HS might be geared up with as much as 15 Kyocera printheads (three rows) to supply as much as 360 sq. metres per hour. Ten Herkel selected the configuration with 2 x CMYK plus white and polish.

Ten Herkel’ Vanguard VK3220T-HS contains a compact, user-friendly product design following collaboration with multi-award-winning Zanzotti Industrial Design, to supply a extra intuitive, ergonomic and optimized expertise for machine operators. It’s managed by way of Durst Workflow and Analytics enabling data-driven selections.

It was chosen to finish Foreign exchange, Dibond, corrugated board and Reboard, however Bart and Thijno are additionally contemplating producing functions on plastic substrates resembling acrylic. Thijno provides: “That is additionally why we selected the Excessive-Flex Adhesion ink; it’s additional versatile on the one hand, but additionally has good adhesion on troublesome substrates. This offers us alternatives to create distinctive POS supplies. You possibly can monitor the standard higher, change sooner, and supply a wider portfolio.”

Pixia director Jeroen van Dortmont mentioned: “We’re delighted to announce this take care of Ten Herkel which underpins our confidence available in the market that was so obvious at FESPA the place we had a lot nice suggestions. The funding for Vanguard VK3220T-HS flatbed printer is one other instance of how prospects are in search of prime quality, industrial pace manufacturing eco-friendly machines which can be competitively priced available in the market.”

Fabian Sottsas, Managing Director of Vanguard Europe, feedback: “Following our excellent success at FESPA 2024, we’re delighted that our strategic regional partnership with Pixia has resulted in a number of gross sales. It continues our unwavering dedication to partnering prospects like Ten Herkel to develop enterprise profitably collectively as we proceed to make vital inroads into new markets as we proceed our growth.”

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