QuickPrint Exeter is a family run business that have provided a wide range of high quality, print and design services since it was established in 1961. These include litho printing, digital production printing, personalised and promotional items that can all be ordered online giving this well respected company the opportunity to work with customers on a local or national basis.
Danny Frayne MD says: ‘Printing is a very competitive industry, so we are proud that our excellent customer relations and the quality of our finished products have enabled us to build a long list of loyal customers.
‘Our business is constantly evolving to keep up with the latest trends, so adopting new technologies that can add or enhance the services we provide is important to our ongoing success.’
Already utilising an eco solvent wide format printer and a HP Z6800 for outdoor, signage and photo work, QuickPrint were looking to replace their Xerox monochrome LED plan printer with a solution that would give them cost effective, quality colour and B/W printing from a single device.
After discussions regarding their requirements had taken place, Stanford Marsh who have a 20-year relationship with QuickPrint, arranged a demonstration for Danny and Richard to see the capabilities of the PageWide product range from Hewlett Packard which runs at 5 times lower energy consumption than LED models.
QuickPrint became the first printer in the UK to implement the HP PageWide XL5000 MFP Copy, Print and Scan solution very soon after.
‘The speed and quality required for the quick turnaround of CAD line drawings, rendered images, GIS Maps and high-res scanning for our customers was a factor when making our decision as these are normally linked to time critical projects. However, the added advantage of being able to provide the fast production of posters on a range of media from the same machine was also important, as this will open other markets to us. In fact one of the first jobs completed on the PageWide was for a large number of A1 colour posters.
‘The SmartStream workflow software which was installed with the machine not only enables the quick and easy submission of multiple print files, it also allows us to view an image of each file and highlights any errors within the file, which can then be corrected before printing.
‘This means that jobs are right first time and waste or misprints are eliminated, a “Win Win” situation with reduced time and waste resulting in competitive pricing.
‘We also chose the inclusive service contract from Stanford Marsh which meant that consumable items, parts and labour were covered along with planned maintenance visits. This combined with information we get from the embedded web server means we know exactly, how much each print is costing us to produce.’