PDQ makes digital move with Screen L350UV

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PDQ Labels has made its first move into digital printing, installing aScreen L350UV inkjet press from Jet Technologies, and seeing its turnaround times go from two weeks to two days as a result.

PDQ Labels: now printing digital with the Screen L350UV from Jet Technologies
PDQ Labels: now printing digital with the Screen L350UV from Jet Technologies

The company says the Screen L350UV system has enabled PDQ to move away from a reliance on flexo printing, and says the L350UV system has enabled PDQ to digitally perform 90 per cent of its printing jobs.

“After experiencing such a high level of demand over the past year due to the pressures of Covid-19 - particularly from our grocery and chemical industry clients - it was clear that we needed a digital revamp,” said Paul Bentham, managing director, at PDQ Labels. “We needed a digital printer that could get orders out the door in the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective way possible. 

“The system also has the added flexibility to digitally adjust or alter label designs, branding or ingredients immediately at the time of processing.” 

Paul Bentham
Best way for us to go: managing director Paul Bentham

The pre-owned L350UV has been in operation for six years at another local label printer. It was fully serviced and refurbished, and given a full warranty, by Screen, before installation at PDQ

Located in Ingleburn, NSW, PDQ Labels has been in operation for 45 years, and works with the full gamut of clients, from small enterprises, through medium sized businesses up to large multi-nationals.

Bentham said, “Since installing and using the L350UV system, it’s been made clear that digital was definitely the best way for us to go. We are now able to not only significantly boost our productivity rates, but also have the flexibility to tweak large volumes of product labels whenever required by our clients. Without this kind of flexibility, adjustments previously meant starting from scratch with new printing plates and wasting large volumes of labels in the process. That means there is now less waste, and less money spent on unnecessary materials.”

With ongoing support from both Jet Technologies and Screen, including in-house technicians and services to ensure the system is running at its peak, PDQ says its deployment of the L350UV has allowed it to take the first step into the digital space while effectively streamlining printing operations.

“With the steady growth in labelling expected to continue, UV digital printing has quickly become the latest trend to increasing productivity and streamlining large printing jobs,” said David Reece, sales director, APAC, at Jet Technologies. “The L350UV is one of the most modern and innovative label printers on the market, making it the perfect solution for anyone looking to make the switch to digital, and we’re incredibly pleased that PDQ can now use the system to innovate its own operations by going digital.”

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