Big Value Banners has invested in an EFI Vutek Pro 30h printer from CMYUK. The hybrid UV LED printer replaces a Durst Rho P10-160 flatbed, offering the business greater versatility to push forward with an increasing amounts of SEG work, whilst responding to demand for rigid graphics.

An online services company, was founded by Dave Quinn in 2008. Initially, the printing was outsourced and Mr Quinn managed sales. However, the need for more control and a faster turnaround lead him to bring nearly all printing in-house.

Over the past 15 years, a strategy of steady in-house investment has supported the business’ expansion into new service offerings, which now include banners in any size and material, wallcoverings, floor graphics, pavement signage, vehicle graphics, magnetic signs, contour cut self-adhesive, feather flags and flag poles.

‘The business has literally snowballed. We started out with Roland printers then invested in 3.2m UV LED Mimaki equipment also purchased from CMYUK, and now we’ve swapped out our Durst for the Vutek. We’re now also looking at adding dye sublimation technology to our plant list, which completes the last piece of our in-house production puzzle,’ commented Amy Quinn, who runs the administrative side of the business.

‘With our old flatbed, we were dealing with an engineer that had to come from France which wasn’t ideal. We really wanted local support, and we’d had a really good experience with CMYUK after buying our second Mimaki UJV55-320 from the company about two years ago,’ continued Ms Quinn. ‘The Vutek expands our in-house service offerings and enhances our throughput speeds and reliability. We can’t predict from one month to the next what type of work we’ll be producing as every day is different, but we are sure that the EFI Vutek Pro 30h will underpin the next stage of our business evolution, taking us towards onward future growth.’