Oscar Lagerstedt, Screenbolaget Production Manager, with the new VK300D HS series high-production LED UV flatbed printer.
Brixen, Italy – Changing market requirements and a need for fast job turnarounds with high volume digital production were crucial in Screenbolaget AB’s decision to invest in another award-winning system from Vanguard Europe GmbH. One of Sweden’s major suppliers of profile advertising and action marketing products, Screenbolaget has become the first European customer to invest in the new VK300D-HS series high production LED UV flatbed printer with 10 printheads.
Screenbolaget, a €12 million-turnover company organically growing by around 7% a year, employs 42 staff in Stockholm. It has now purchased five machines from Marabu. “Until this summer around 90% of our work was roll-to-roll and 10% was flatbed,” said Patrick Nermark, CEO of Screenbolaget. “But flatbed volumes quadrupled going into the Swedish elections in September, and these are still more than at least double since then.
“We could not have taken on all this extra work without investing in a Vanguard machine – our fifth through our partner Marabu, with whom we have a very long and strong relationship. Vanguard is a well-respected company. Vanguard produces high-quality machines and heads that have a large volume. It is a revolutionary machine that is rigid and stable. It’s at least five times faster that our old machine. Now we have a lot more business opportunities.”
Yiannis Apostolidis, Business Development Director of Vanguard Europe, said: “Vanguard’s printing systems have achieved significant global growth, which we are now delighted to be mirroring within countries such as Sweden and across Europe. We look forward to developing our relationship with Screenbolaget. Screenbolaget is one of our increasing number of customers that are able to take advantage of our state-of the-art systems which open new doors for business growth. We provide comprehensive service and support as part of the package.”
Vanguard Europe, which was founded in late 2021, is the European branch of Vanguard Digital Printing Systems Corporation. It has its headquarters in Lawrenceville (GA), USA. The company has its European base in Brixen, Italy, near to parent company Durst Group’s global headquarters from where it coordinates a distribution and service network through resellers, distributors, and other partners. Vanguard Europe is a flatbed and UV production company that serves entry- and middle-level markets.
VK300D HS UV flatbed machines that cover high and mid-range performance spectrums were launched at FESPA in Mai. Built on the multi award-winning VK300D series – winner of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year for four consecutive years – this fully featured flatbed incorporates a high-speed electromagnetic drive system that propels the carriage at speeds of up to 1.8m per second for 60 boards an hour.