(L-R) Paul Smith, MD, PrintBig; Paul Abson, sales director, PrintBig; Henry Stevens, Agfa, and Joe Woolley, production manager, PrintBig


PrintBig, a design and print business based in Headcorn near Ashford, has installed its first ever Agfa, a new Anapurna H3200i LED press run by the Agfa Asanti workflow solution.

According to PrintBig’s MD Paul Smith, the new engine has effectively replaced three machines for the business allowing the company to print wider and faster.

The company produces a range of marketing materials from self adhesive graphics, point of sale material, banners, pop-ups to exhibitions. It needed a wider format engine, especially to cope with soft textiles for its exhibition work.

‘We looked at a number of replacements to satisfy our customer’s current demands for larger volumes on shorter lead times. The Anapurna H3200i LED can print 10 times the speed of our old printers and the quality is superb. It’s also extremely cost efficient to run, which for us was just as important as the unit price,’ said Mr Smith.

‘The added value for us was also that the Anapurna offers us six colours and allows us to use an extra white. We use a great deal of white, which we used to apply manually with vinyl or painting. Now we can print a solid or spot white directly onto materials. We are also delighted with the LED curing.’