UK-based social enterprise Nuneaton Signs has invested in a Fujifilm Acuity Prime 30 flatbed printer to support its business growth and product sales.

The company, which was established in 1982, manufactures traffic signage and signs for a wide variety of commercial applications, whilst providing employment for people with disabilities, who comprise 71% of its employees.

Daren Hollins, head of procurement at Nuneaton Signs said the company sought a new flatbed printer to speed up the production of its signs and manufactured goods. He explained, ‘We went out to tender with various companies and we chose Fujifilm because we were impressed with the cost and efficiency of its inks, the cost of this printer and how overall, it was able to deliver in terms of quality and reliability – all while meeting our financial criteria.’

He continued, ‘It is two-and-a-half times faster than the previous printer we used for the same types of jobs. It is also quick to set up and easy to use, which is particularly important for our team members with disabilities. The service provided by Fujifilm was excellent and efficient. When the machine was installed, it was ready for use – factoring in our training – within a week.’

The Fujifilm UV ink has enabled Nuneaton Signs to print quality jobs on a variety of substrates. With a focus on sustainable materials, Nuneaton Signs prints on polypropylene, 100% recycled and recyclable cast acrylic sheets, polyester sheets, premium fibre structure paperboard, recyclable aluminium composite material, lightweight foam board and others.

Andy Kent, division manager, Fujifilm UK, commented, ‘We value all of our customers and their business requirements. We’re particularly pleased to see that our printer is supporting Nuneaton Sign’s team members with disabilities, ultimately enhancing their independence.’