Retail marketing specialist The Valley Group has installed two SwissQprint Kudu flatbed printers, making significant energy savings and enhancing quality and flexibility in the production of FSDUs.

Following a review of the printer market, a visit to Fespa where the Kudu was launched and a demonstration at SwissQprint’s UK showroom, the Bingley, West Yorkshire-based business installed the two printers in November 2023 at its head office. The two machines occupy the same area as the previous large inkjet flatbed that they replaced.

‘I am a nervous buyer, yet I can honestly say this is the first time that an investment has exceeded my expectations,” said Jonathan Haggas, Valley’s managing director. ‘From their easy install to their intuitive use and exceptional print quality, our Kudus are having a huge impact – we are really, really pleased!’

Since installing the two Kudus, Valley is also benefiting from their lower running costs and small ecological footprint. Consuming 2.2kW per machine, energy use is reduced, yielding savings of over £100 per day compared to the one printer the Kudus replaced. The printers offer roll-to-roll and dual roll capabilities, up to 304 sqm/hr output, and combination of six colours, plus white and varnish.