We've ordered another printer – Platinum Q3 3.2m Hybrid
I’ve been asking for advice on the boards on larger printers over the last 12 months and finally, we’ve made a decision and placed an order. We’ve gone for a Platinum Q3 Hybrid from Liyu UK. I intend to blog our progress with the printer as this is one of those business-changing investments and we’ve put in so much due diligence into this decision.
Firstly, the Video of the machine is shown at the bottom of this post:
and the company
We’re due for installation in 4-5 weeks and can’t wait to get started, that said we’ve already printed and installed a fair meterage off their demo printer whilst we await our unit and the quality is equal or better to any UV we considered.
Briefly, the reasons we settled on the supplier and model were;
Build quality – as good as anything we compared it to and high spec branded components and assemblies throughout.
Print quality – fully loaded with KM1024 heads CMYK, Lc, Lm, White and Varnish (we had the ability to spec the heads/brand and permutation to meet our profile of work)
Speed – Sellable high quality up to 85sqm/h, topping out over 120 sqm/h, linear rather than belt drive.
Support – 2 years warranty, full UK engineer coverage (Albeit we are 15 minutes away from their HQ which is convenient)
Trust – we have long experience of dealing with Eddie and the team on our outgoing flatbed and they’ve always given timely service. This gave us faith to consider this relatively new brand to the UK, although the amount of sales they seem to have going through will mean it will soon become more widely known. I’ll admit though its a big purchase for us and I’m still naturally a little nervous.
Value for money – overall a great package but don’t want to share prices.
Apologies if this sounds a bit ‘salesy’ but we are really excited about getting the unit installed and moving onto a new chapter in the business. We have 4 weeks now to pull both workshops apart, move all the other kit around to fit the printer in, build some 3.2m roll storage, get a roll lifter, get the electrics sorted……… . . . . . . . .
The next step is to replace the HP560 with an 800W later this year and that’ll do us for printers for a length of time.
I’ll post more in due course but please ask any questions.