Cheshire based print, design and mailing specialist, DDL Group, recently invested in new print finishing equipment from Vivid Laminating Technologies. The purchase included a Matrix MX-370P Lamination, Foiling and Spot UV Effects system along with the dedicated Omni-Flow Deep Pile Feeder. The system was installed, and staff trained by Vivid.
Prior to the purchase, DDL were regularly outsourcing lamination which tied-up resources in terms of transporting printed materials to and from the supplier, typically taking a day or two to turn around. Any delays at the supplier caused a knock-on effect on their own lead time that was beyond their control and which could negatively impact on their customer's experience of DDL. A decision was made to bring lamination services in-house to remove the reliance on a third-party and the search for a suitable system began.
“When we saw the Matrix we were impressed by how easy it was to use and how quickly it got up to temperature and stayed there. The deep pile auto feeder was great, we could see how this could really speed-up production time and, again, it was very simple to operate via the built-in touch-screen control” Said Greg Girard, Director and Technical Services Manager at DDL, he continued, “Having been recommended this system we knew Vivid would be a reliable partner and, now that the system is up and running, overall we believe the Matrix system will prove to be a sound investment allowing us to better serve our customers”
Lewis Evans, Product Manager at Vivid said “We thank Greg and the team at DDL for selecting Vivid as their lamination partner – we are sure that the Matrix will serve them well for many years to come. We believe, with the ever-expanding range of films, foils and spot UV effects Vivid now offer, that the Matrix opens up creative possibilities that really help companies like DDL to grow their businesses”
Matrix Pneumatic and Matrix Duplex systems offer fast and reliable laminating but are also able to create stunning foiling and Spot UV effects without the need for a die; making them ideal for short-medium run digital print. The Omni-Flow deep pile feeder with its 180mm stack depth allows easy swap-over of paper stocks and autonomous machine operation freeing up a print operative to work on other jobs simultaneously. The Omni-Flow can be retro-fitted to any Matrix Pneumatic or Duplex system as a cost-effective upgrade from manual to auto feed. Vivid recently released a new video about the Matrix system which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/6gc0lYp81cI
Northampton based printers, Twenty10 Digital, recently purchased a Vivid MATRIX MX-370P Foil and Lamination system along with an OmniFlow Deep Pile Digital Feeder.
The MATRIX MX-370P is part of the award-winning range of modular lamination and foiling solutions for sheets of up to SRA2 offered by Vivid Laminating Technologies Ltd. The new OmniFlow Digital Deep Pile Feeder can be retrofitted to any MATRIX PNEUMATIC laminator enabling the easy upgrade of existing manual fed machines saving thousands of pounds compared to replacing a complete system.
Twenty10 Digital had identified the need for an autofeed solution to help with increased customer demand for longer print runs. Having looked at other available systems, Twenty10 Digital staff visited Vivid's headquarters for a demonstration of the MATRIX MX-370P with OmniFlow feeder. They were impressed by how easy the MATRIX was to set-up and run meaning that any member of their team could operate it with minimal training. Twenty10-Digital also recognised not only how much faster they could laminate and foil using the auto-feeder but also that the system could be left to run autonomously, freeing-up operators to work on other jobs.
"We visited Vivid's showroom and they really took time out to show us the capability of the Matrix; we were impressed. The PNEUMATIC system on the MATRIX allows a fast run speed, whilst the accurate temperature control chip ensures a quality and consistency of finish that is second-to-none. The range of lamination, foil and Spot UV type effects the system enables in-house will help us add value to our customer's print requirements." said managing director, Paul Riley.
Speaking about the OmniFlow Deep Pile Feeder, Riley added "We really liked the long sheet capability and the simple set-up of the digital feeder. The efficiency savings the feeder offered were immediately obvious; not only could we complete customer jobs in less time, but we wouldn't need to stand over the machine whilst it was running either, it was almost a no-brainer"
To find out more about the Matrix range or the OmniFlow feeder call the Vivid team to book a showroom appointment or a visit from a representative.
We are pleased to have supported our French reseller, GSF- Graphic Systems France, at the recent C!Print event in Lyon, France. GSF had created a special sample sheet which they pre-printed and used at the event to demonstrate the exciting foiling and spot UV type effects possible using Vivid's Matrix Foil and Lamination system.
The new Matrix Omni-Flow Deep Pile Feeder also proved extremely popular at the event as customers saw the time-saving benefits this offered compared to hand feeding individual sheets in one at a time.
We thank GSF for their continued support and promotion of the Vivid range.