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First European installation of EFI VUTEk Q5r

UK-based parrotprint.com recently became the first company in Europe to purchase an EFI VUTEk Q5r digital printer.

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(L to R) Dane Hamer, marketing director, and Matt Dahan, owner of parrotprint.com with the new EFI VUTEk Q5r

Parrot acquired the 5m roll-to-roll UV LED printer from CMYUK as part of long-term growth strategy and will use it to produce print for its canvas printing business.

Launched in January this year, the printer offers high quality, fast printing speeds at an affordable price point for Parrot.

Parrot itself was only launched in March this year and has grown quickly since. The company offers the ability to print any picture from anywhere in the world and have it delivered the next day.

Dane Hamer, marketing director of parrotprint.com, says: “The EFI VUTEk Q5r undoubtedly enhances our current and future production demands, enabling us to continue to offer our unbeatable, next day delivery promises, whilst retaining market-leading print quality.

As we continue to see record growth, the VUTEk Q5r will also enable us to scale to even more markets

“As we continue to see record growth, the VUTEk Q5r will also enable us to scale to even more markets.”

The idea for the company came from the founders’ passion for photography and the difficulty in being able to print images at high quality.

“As photographers in a previous life, we were unhappy with the quality produced by similar companies,” Hamer explains, adding: “Often seeing heavily pixelated or chopped prints, we saw the need for a more affordable premium service run by a knowledgeable and passionate team.

“Quality is absolutely crucial for us, but of equal importance is price. Some brands advertise their price, but it doesn’t include next day delivery as standard. All in for size, delivery, hanging etc, no one can beat us on cost.

“In fact, we’re the only printing company that can get you your personalised print delivered next day, as standard.”

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