Print and creative services group Linney has added a Kudu flatbed printer from SwissQprint to its wide-format arsenal, after seeing the device at Fespa Munich in May 2023.

Chief attractions of the printer for the family-run business were overall image quality and the ability to expand the colour gamut through support for ‘neon’ pink and yellow inks, introduced by SwissQprint in early 2021 and still very uncommon in wide-format printers.

Applications are expected to include backlit images using the neon colours, while it is anticipated that the Kudu’s creative print capabilities such as 3D effects, haptic (tactile) printing, white and spot varnish, will usher in new possibilities for the business. The printer’s ability to handle both rigid and roll substrates should also factor into this.

Charles Linney, executive director, commented, ‘The Kudu is more than just a printer; it offers an exceptional level of quality for us, particularly with its range of colours. It not only complements our existing printers but also offers our customers special features that are now essential in a highly competitive market.’

Sustainability was also a factor in the purchase, with the Kudu’s low operating power requirement of 2.2kW and Greenguard Gold certified inks aligning with Linney’s sustainability strategy