Personalised photo canvas printing business Parrot Print has invested in its fourth Epson SureColor SC-S80600 following a period of record growth.

‘We saw a sudden 400% increase in sales volume over the lockdown period,’ explained Matt Dahan, owner of the London-based company. ‘We needed to expand our printing capabilities and packing stations to meet demand. We are still seeing significant growth and expect to make further purchases in the next 12 months.’

All four of Parrot’s 1.6m printers feature Epson UltraChrome GS3 nine-colour solvent inks, including a red, along with the option for white or metallic silver inks.

Speaking about why his company opted for the SureColors Mr Dahan explained, ‘When we were in the market for a new solution, all research led us to the Epson for our requirements. We did review other solutions but liked the Epson because it was cost effective and easy to operate. Also important was the print speed possible when running high quality print settings.

‘Print speed and print quality were the big considerations for us. We offer same day dispatch on all orders placed before 12pm, and our customers expect the ultimate in print quality with no compromises. Until we moved to the Epson SC-S80600s there was always a trade-off between speed and print quality.’

Mr Dahan added that the Epsons’ productivity and reliability have enabled Parrot Print to expand into new markets, ‘We’ve been able to grow into the US market, as well as the EU. Due to the speed, and quick turnaround of the printers, we’ve been able print so much more out of the printer footprint we have. We are currently seeing over 100% growth year on year.

‘We require half the amount of physical staff a traditional manufacturing business of our size would need.  Each manufacturing staff member has 40sqft of space to themselves, at their own stations, so we were socially distancing before the pandemic!’