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Print Solutions
Lithotech Blesston's flexible print platform.
Thursday, 31st July 2014

With an established footing in the digital print market, the team at West Rand-based Lithotech Blesston, headed by Cilla McGinley, has recently replaced its original system with an HP Indigo 5000r sheetfed digital press, remanufactured in Israel according to HP Indigo’s strict reconditioning programme.

Equipped with a full warranty and HP Indigo’s liquid ElectroInk technology, the 5000r is capable of printing 68 full colourA4 images/min and comes complete with three paper-feeding trays, an advanced paper transport system that requires no adjustment when changing papertype, and a 600mm high-capacity paper stacker that enables unloading while printing.

‘The upgrade from our previous xerography based digital printing system to the HP Indigo 5000r was very smooth,’ asserts digital production manager, Cobus Rossouw. ‘Once the system was installed, Kemtek’s  application support & training specialist, provided comprehensive training for our team, ensuring we had a broad understanding of the equipment and its capabilities. Furthermore, we continue to be well supported by the rest of the Kemtek team and technical sales representative, Clive Upton. They are always happy to assist, should we have any queries or questions.’

Utilised primarily for short- to medium-volume runs such as promotional leaflets and labels, brochures and business cards, the 5000r is proving itself as a cost-effective, quality printing system. ‘The 5000r press is very compact, clean and easy to operate,’ states Cobus. ‘With no ink mess and minimum waste, it takes just a few minutes to set up each job and start achieving top-class print and perfect registration.’

In terms of versatility, the HP Indigo 5000r’s wide digital colour gamut, including special effect inks, can be used on more than 2 500 certified substrates, from uncoated and coated papers, to recycled/ eco-friendly papers.

‘With the varied features available on the 5000r we’re definitely looking forward to extending our product offering such as variable data printing for promotions, POS materials and more,’ concludes Cobus.

Cobus Rossouw (digital print production manager) and Paul Ecroignard (senior consultant) with Blesstonís versatile and cost-effective HP Indigo 5000r.


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