VIVID, the leading Melbourne-based Australian online signage manufacturer, has made a total million-dollar investment in the latest dye-sublimation printing and finishing technology – making it easier than ever for customers to create quality textile displays with big impact, and increasing capacity by 400%.
|The 3.2 metre HP Stitch S1000 installed by Derrimut, Victoria's VIVID, along with Zund G3 cutter & Monto Antonio heat press|
VIVID is the first Victorian commercial print business to obtain the HP Stitch S1000, a super wide dye-sublimation production printer designed to simplify operation, enable large volumes during peak times and deliver high quality at fast speeds even when unattended.
VIVID is a family run business that is proudly 100 per cent Australian owned and operated. For over 14 years VIVID has been trusted by thousands of businesses, from large high-profile brands to small start-ups to deliver fast and reliable products such as flags, stretch fabric displays, lightboxes and various other signage products.
Since installation, the HP Stitch has increased VIVID’s production capacity by 400 per cent, and enabled a 24-hour turnaround time on fabric printed products.
|Vivid's Faris Memon|
“Dye-sublimation is a complicated process and over recent years we’ve had a huge demand from our clients across sectors including retail, events and exhibitions – who are looking for more reliable, and better quality direct to fabric printed products,” says Faris Memon, Sales Director, VIVID.
“Our bottleneck has always been printing. We were having to refuse larger jobs because we couldn’t meet the tight deadlines but we now have the capacity to cater for high volume jobs which will have a significant impact on our bottom line.”
Jeremy Brew, Worldwide PrintOS and LF Solutions Expert, HP believes the HP Stitch S1000 was the obvious solution in helping VIVID to increase productivity and meet customer demands. “VIVID’s production team can now print at speeds of up to 220 m2/hour, even while unattended, with a maximum capacity of 100,000 sqm per month” says Brew.
“The HP Stitch features our thermal printhead technology, a first in dye-sub printing, which helps to deliver incredible quality with maximum uptime. This printer is largely automated which means VIVID can spend more time helping customers to bring their display vision to life, and less time on the printing process.”
VIVID caters to hundreds of trade partners including other printers, marketing agencies and design houses across Australia. “We recently had a project for a trade partner where a customer needed 3,000+ SQM of backlit graphics produced in a matter of days, and with the HPS1000 we were able to complete the job overnight which exceeded our customers expectations,” says Memon.
VIVID continues to invest in the latest technology and innovation to increase efficiency and ensure best-in-class display. VIVID has also recently invested in the Zund G3 Cutter and Monti Antonio heat press – further cementing its speciality in dye-sublimation printing.
|Also new - Zund G3 cutter|
“At VIVID we are passionate about providing our customers with a one-stop-shop for all large format display needs – and this latest investment helps us to do just that. Everything we do at VIVID is completed in house, which gives us and our customers greater peace of mind in the current COVID-19 landscape,” concludes Memon.