Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 15:03 GMT

QPS bucks the trend by holding ink prices

Despite a number of OEM suppliers having raised the price of ink, Quality Print Services (QPS) has opted to keep the cost of Nazdar inks steady for the autumn

“Many price increases will come into effect during September, but that doesn't apply to our Nazdar range,” says managing director Chris Bailey.

He adds: “For example, significant price rises have been announced for some eco-solvent ink products for which there are excellent direct alternatives from Nazdar.

“So, in addition to our more affordable prices as standard, our customers will avoid that increase to their monthly bills.”

QPS has reported plenty of interest in Nazdar inks from print companies on the lookout for new options for production, with Nottingham-based Marshall Signs one such operation, converting to Nazdar 702 series UV inkjet inks for its Océ Arizona 250 GT.

In addition to our more affordable prices as standard, our customers will avoid that increase to their monthly bills.

Andy Marshall, owner of the company, comments: “Purchasing Nazdar inks and service packages from QPS saves us money and is easier than going to OEMs; we're a small business and there's no need to make things more complicated.”

Another company to have made the switch is Signtec, which changed from OEM inks to Nazdar for its Agfa Anapurna printer, while being able to maintain both output quality and speeds.

Peter French, projects manager at Signtec, says: “There are certainly some good deals to be had in alternative inks, but there are also some scare stories out there.

“My experience has been absolutely positive and I can say without any doubt, I am a very happy Nazdar customer.”