Bradford-based printer, Dominion Print, has further enhanced its manufacturing facilities with a £500,000 investment in additional printing and production technology.
The company has just commissioned a new Vutek Q5r super-wide reel-to-reel printer along with a fully automatic rolling machine and its second Zund G3 XL cutting system. With true resolution up to 1200 dpi, the Vutek Q5r will double Dominion’s output speeds to 672m2 per hour.
Verity Fox, Director at Dominion Print, said, “Back in 1997 my father, Dominic Clark, invested in the Vutek UltraVu 5300 which, at the time, was state-of-the-art wide-format digital technology. Twenty six years later, we’ve come full circle. Dad taught me from being knee high that in print you need to invest to stay ahead of the competition. We shared many double espressos discussing the various machine options and viewing samples prior to deciding on the Vutek Q5r and signing on the dotted line! With the extraordinary speed and quality, it seemed the right fit to be going back to Vutek after all this time.
“The installation and commissioning of the machine was bitter-sweet, as Dad passed away earlier this year and never got to see the machine in situ. Nevertheless, I’m excited to be adding the Vutek Q5r to our plant list and I intend to carry on his legacy of success through investment. The Vutek Q5r takes Dominion’s strength in large and super-large formats to the next level, raising the bar even further for our ability to provide high-end printing at lightning speeds. The machine provides UltraDrop Technology for high-definition image quality, outstanding smoothness in shadows, gradients, and transitions, as well as superb text quality and more clarity in all print modes.
“Just prior to the Vutek’s arrival we also invested in a second Zund G3 XL to ensure that our cutting and finishing capabilities were in step with our increased printing capacity. With its modular tool concept, no other cutting or routing machine is as flexible or adaptable. The machine will operate alongside our original Zund G3 XL and our other finishing equipment which includes a precision cutter for aluminium profiles and a Blackman & White blade and laser CAD system which gives us the largest single bed cutting facility in Europe.”
Dominion is one of a select number of printers with the ability to provide truly super-large solutions and super-wide digital applications. The latest investment follows a recent £1m investment in a Durst Rho 2500 modular UV flatbed printer along with an additional in-line welding and eyeleting machine and further in-line, fully automatic sewing machines. The company is preparing to target further growth in its core markets, including entertainment, retail, events and construction.