The machine, which has a list price of £20,990, was installed at the Ferndale, South Wales-based firm’s premises in November and has replaced an eight-year-old Morgana DigiFold.
Screentec small format digital manager Jonathan Hainsworth said the outgoing machine had been “the perfect workhorse” for all of that time.
“The unit handles the finishing of some 75% to 80% of our work so reliably – it’s been an incredible machine. We’ve had to replace one circuit board in that time, and that was due to a power surge at our previous factory, which took out several of our machines at one time.”
He added: “Other than that, there have been a few minor things – worn parts, for example, that we were able to order from Morgana and fit ourselves – which is a big plus.
“With other manufacturers’ equipment you need to put in a service call for a technician to fit just about everything, and that can mean as much as two or even three days lost production at busy times.