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CASE STUDY Speedscreen
Uplifting print
capability
SPDI jumped at the opportunity to discover how Maidstone-based Speedscreen
was combining the benefits of its new Durst Rho 800 Presto with its existing
screen and digital portfolio
O
pening its first Chatham-based print facility in 1986,
Speedscreen’s core business was serving the London advertising
community. A subsequent move to Maidstone in 1996 allowed
the company to expand, now operating a 15,000ft
2
facility from which it
offers a range of printing services to a broad client base, including blue-
chip companies.
With screen printing a specialty, the company offers screen prints up
to 3,000 by 1,500mm in one pass, one of the largest screen machines in
the South East. This print capacity is complemented by a UV drying
facility, helping the company stay at the forefront of new ink technology
while also reducing solvent emissions.
Speedscreen was an early adopter of flatbed digital printing, with a
Durst 205 installed in 2004. This machine is complemented by an eco-
solvent digital print and cut capability up to 1,370mm wide for printing
on paper, banner, canvas and self-adhesive, semi-rigid and self-cling
PVC.
Speedscreen’s managing director, Tim Hill, takes up the story: “Over
recent years Speedscreen’s customer base has grown and with it their
expectations regarding print quality and time-to-market.
“Our Durst 205 was working round the clock producing quality colour
Speedscreen’s Durst Rho 800 Presto on the forklift, inching in, in position and in operation with Tim Hill at the helm
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