Solopress has installed an Agfa Oberon RTR3300 roll-to-roll large-format digital inkjet printer and a second Fotoba XLD 320HS cutter to trim products printed on the Oberon, in order to increase capacity, speed up production and broaden the range of products across its large format offering.

The investment at the Southend-on-Sea-based printer was prompted by a need to increase capacity to meet demand, but also to adopt the additional functionality and productivity offered by the new press. Having won an EDP award for best roll-to-roll large format printing system at its launch, the Oberon RTR3300 offered a number of features that deliver speed, quality and ease of use, according to Solopress.

The Oberon prints onto rolls up to 3.3m wide, or simultaneously on two 1.6m rolls. It can also print onto a multitude of flexible media, opening up the possibility of products in a broad range of sizes and materials. The printer uses UV LED curing, and its inks have the highest category of Greenguard Gold certification with regard to chemical emissions.

Solopress head of operations Jack Clifford, commented, ‘By integrating the Oberon RTR3300 into our workflow, we’re further expanding our capacity to deliver fast-turnaround, high-quality, large-format print. In conjunction with the additional Fotoba cutter, the investment has made effective improvements to the efficiency and sustainability of our large format production. The versatility of the new set-up will also allow for more diverse and cost-effective product options in the future.’