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Plastic Formers sets UK-first with EFI

Plastic Formers recently became the first company in the UK to invest in an EFI H1625 SuperDraw, a machine that uses LED UV cured inks rather than the metal halide UV curing still used by many in this sector.

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Plastic Formers has been supplying fabricated, moulded and engineered plastic components across trade and industry for almost 50 years

The firm, which specialises in the manufacture, processing and design of plastic products, purchased the device from CMYUK in order to satisfy the need for an “economical solution” for the creation of filigree contours and smooth cut edges.

Daniel Jepson, technical director at Plastic Formers, takes up the story: “The suitability of the usual machining methods was very limited and involved expensive reworking.

“We keep all areas of production up to date with the latest and best technology, and realised that our Digital Print department had to step up its game in order to maintain this high standard. The EFI H1625 SuperDraw is the Holy Grail with its white ink, instant cure and laser proofs.”

We decided to purchase one from CMYUK on the drive home and have not been disappointed

The EFI H1625-SD wide-format device can print directly to a range of thermo formable plastics, which, according to the manufacturer, will eliminate costly and time-consuming screen or hand-painting processes. The machine also offers four colour print plus white as standard and eight-level variable drop grayscale.

Jepson, who saw the machine in action at CMYUK’s site in Shrewsbury, adds: “We decided to purchase one from CMYUK on the drive home and have not been disappointed. It’s a great machine, CMYUK have been fantastic with their support, and we’ve been taking on jobs we didn’t have capacity to accept before.”

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