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Finishing

Ebbsfleet cuts production time with new Summa

Kent-based Ebbsfleet Printing Solutions has revealed how its installation of a Summa F1612 flatbed cutter in 2019 has helped it cut production time in half.

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The machine was installed by authorised UK reseller ADAPT

The print service provider offers a host of both small- and large-format printing and took on the machine to help cope with this wide-ranging demand.

A spike in demand for wide-format print in particular created a finishing bottleneck, which was resolved by the installation of the Summa F1612 - a decision that director Sam Cherry describes as ‘instrumental' for the company and its success over the past two years.

“The Summa cutter was purchased due to the growth in our direct-to-board business,” Cherry says, adding: “Wide-format print was growing for us, but that created a finishing bottleneck which caused a few issues for the team.

"We'd worked with Summa equipment for a number of years. It's always been a trusted brand for us, so we had no hesitation in purchasing the Summa F1612 model.

“Using the Summa F1612 to produce packaging work and mock-ups for various projects has helped us to significantly grow our customer base, while at the same time allowing us to save money on off-cuts.

“I don’t know how we worked without a Summa Flatbed in the first place. The amount of time saved with this machine has allowed us to half our production time.

“We’ve not looked back since its installation; it's had such a massive impact on the business. Having the Summa cutter is like having four members of staff that don't go on holiday or drink tea or coffee.”

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