Basildon based printer, Jaguar Design & Print move into the 'fast lane' with their recent purchase of a Fujifilm Acuity LED 3200R from Mayday Graphic Products.
Jaguar are not new when it comes to wide & large format printing, after starting the business in 2004, they quickly expanded once word of their expertise in print & design got around. Today the business boasts an impressive plant list capable of producing a variety of items from; business cards and letterheads to exhibition stand graphics and personalised wallpaper, with much else in between.
Costing £55,000, the LED 3200R is additional to the company’s existing portfolio, which also includes roll-to-roll printers from Epson and Mutoh, a Canon Océ Arizona 1260 flatbed, and a Summa cutter. Jaguar decided on the larger Acuity after getting an increasing number of enquiries for wider printing, said Director Ray Taylor, who established the company in 2004 with fellow director Michael Kenny.
“A lot of companies around our area have only got maximum 2.5 metres and we can do up to 2.2 metres at the moment so we feel that this will allow us to go into different markets.
“We will also be able to do roller banners on their side, or even do three in a row, so our productivity will be a lot faster and we’ll be able to get more work out.”
Taylor added the six-staff business, which turns over £500,000 and serves trade clients, print management companies and end users, will also now be able to print on a wider range of materials and take on bigger jobs that require fast turnarounds.
“We’re hoping for a bit more growth. We’re also starting to interview for an apprentice because we are getting busier and busier,” he said.
“We lose out on quite a few of the big jobs that are wanted urgently, and we do get some nice enquiries sometimes. It would be nice to build up slowly and build the staff up a bit.”
Jaguar Design & Print, Basildon, Essex | 01268 534 885 | www.jaguar-design-print.co.uk
Notes to Editors
Mayday Graphic Products have been established for over 35 years and are one of the top ranked, leading suppliers and distributors of Solvent & Aqueous inkjet media, Litho Supplies, Pressroom Products, Large & Wide Format Printers, Media & Supplies, Digital Printing Presses and equipment throughout the UK, operating from the company head office, warehouse and distribution centre in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.