Allied Printing Installs HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press

Detroit-based Allied Printing recently installed an HP T300 color inkjet web press and an HP Indigo 10000 digital press to reinvigorate its digital printing capabilities and address customer demand for more relevant, customized marketing materials. With the new presses, Allied Printing will be able to convert much of its work from static offset and commodity print to more high-value applications, offering its customers mass customization, exceptional color and faster turnaround times.

Allied, much like its hometown of Detroit, is experiencing a renaissance. The company is rethinking ink and producing more effective marketing pieces with HP digital printing technology. With the high-speed, high-quality HP T300 color inkjet web press and the B2-format HP Indigo 10000 digital press, Allied can cover all its clients’ printing needs, while delivering high-value work in a wide variety of applications.

“We are helping Detroit’s new pioneers lead the rebirth of our creative community by rethinking the craft of printing, and HP digital printing technology will be a huge differentiator to grow our business and meet our customers’ complex printing needs,” said Elly Chichester, chief marketing officer, Allied. “With the combination of the HP T300 color inkjet web press and HP Indigo 10000 digital press, we are ushering in a digital transformation in the printing industry and producing dynamic, impactful and high-quality pieces, while adding value and significantly improving our clients’ return on investment.”

Allied represents the 150th worldwide HP inkjet web press installation, and the company joins the growing community of industry leaders who have invested in the HP Indigo 10000 digital press. Armed with HP digital printing technology, Allied will be able to produce virtually any commercial job with proven quality, substrate versatility and production flexibility.

S&D targets growth and new markets with latest spend

Screenprint & Display (S&D) has invested almost $374,558.00 in new kit as it targets growth following the acquisition of an online sticker specialist.

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Production operator Andy Clarkson with the new press

The company invested £80,000 in a Dyss X5 digital cutting table, which is currently being shipped and £160,000 Durst P10 flatbed digital press installed three weeks ago.

The investments are part of a drive to explore new markets at the 18-staff York-based company, which has a turnover nearing £2m.

Managing director and owner David Willis said the Dyss provided the missing link between guillotines and die-cutters, and would reduce outsourcing costs and inefficient working.

He said of the Durst: “It’s faster, higher quality and increases capacity. Sales will grow with it. It will make us more efficient and help with lead times. We’re a very busy business and we’re looking to reduce lead times all the time.”

Both buys were purchased with cash reserves.

S&D, which is increasingly moving into large-format digital POS work, has a UK-wide reach of clients including retailers and manufacturers as well as some politicians – Willis said the company had done “quite a lot of election work” in the run up to 7 May.

In October, S&D acquired online sticker specialist Edge Stickers for an undisclosed sum, after Willis saw potential for expansion and cross-selling opportunities to Edge’s huge UK-wide customer base, as well as clear cost savings by merging the two operations at S&D’s 2,300sqm premises.

Willis said: “It was a small business and a good business. They did their own printing but they were doing it in a laborious way. But the website, edgestickers.co.uk, had got to the top of the Google rankings; it’s a really clever website. Traditionally we’ve worked on face-to-face referrals and good old-fashioned customer service. We didn’t have an online offering as we didn’t need one. Now we’re looking to take our other business online in a similar way so we can take advantage of online.”

He added: “We can now also offer the larger clients more helpful, personal account management, rather than dealing with a faceless online company.”

Willis has engaged Edge Stickers’ former owner Matt Cooke as a consultant and Cooke is now building a new website for S&D, which has been in business

The spend on both the Dyss digital cutter and Durst digital press will add to the company’s existing print and finishing fire-power, and give much needed extra capacity to the 28-year-old business.