Print Plus UK is based in Bradford and its premises witnessed the installation of the brand new Guangya LK 106 MTF purchased directly from its Chinese manufacturer. The premises of the company cover two adjacent facilities with 1,115 sqm of space. Farid Malik, the Business Development Manager, stated that the foiler die-cutter investment has been done with a view towards enhancing overall packaging in turn with the greeting cards division. He added that greetings cards are being printed in higher numbers currently while packaging is a fast growing category. He talked of how the company will now have capabilities for foiling complete B1 sheets before die-cutting the same.

Print Plus UK has earlier provided die-cutting and foiling as part of its portfolio of in-house solutions. Yet, this was just for B2 sheets with the Heidelberg Cylinder. The new Guangya machine will run at a faster speed while also stripping inline alongside. Print Plus UK operates the B1 Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 five-colour with coater and this was installed in the year 2018. There is ample finishing equipment including the Horizon and Muller Martini stitching lines along with the Longford folding machines, two completely integrated Polar guillotines, MBO and Stahl. It previously installed the Ricoh Pro C7210SX Graphic Arts Edition printer sometime earlier for enhancing its digital printing capabilities including the Xerox Versant 80. The brand new Guangya and Ricoh machines were included in the broader investment blueprint of £250,000. The company will be upgrading its MIS down the line while the company will also be purchasing a folder-gluer. Print Plus UK has catered to the hospitality sector although over the last few years, it has covered value-added tasks like hotel maps, high-end brochures, greetings cards and packaging.

Star Micronics unveils TSP143IIU + USB Printer as new replacement

Global POS printer maker Star Micronics has officially announced the launch of the TSP143IIU + USB receipt printer which will be replacing the TSP143II ECO printer. The latest TSP100 Series model will come with faster printing speed as compared to the earlier models while benefiting from a diverse lineup of paper saving attributes and other marketing tools owing to the free of cost Star futurePRNT software.

Star has its well-established TSP100 series which provides thermal POS (software driven) receipt printers for ensuring immediate plug and play applications, enabling businesses to continually modify and tailor all receipting output aspects on the basis of personalized and individual requirements. Tailored for traditional fixed hospitality and retail POS, the TSP143IIU + USB interface will be suitable for a diverse range of applications such as kitchen orders and receipting. Star’s futurePRNT value-added software solutions will far surpass installation tools which are normally given, enabling all users to seamlessly install custom setups of higher volumes. Numerous marketing tools like re-designing receipts and instant couponing will be helping in reinforcement of printer versatility. Both vertical and horizontal text reduction abilities are available and users may benefit from lowered consumption of paper while flat receipts are ensured without any paper curl. The printer also comes with the splash proof cover which is optional, buzzer alert and desk boot. There is a 4-year warranty including the print head and cutter as a standard feature. The TSP100 series ensures reliability at an unrivalled level. The Director & General Manager, Star Micronics EMEA, Simon Martin, states that the TSP143IIU + will build further on the success achieved by the famous TSP100 Series at Star. It will cater to requirements of large-scale and smaller entities seeking a USB POS printer that is reliable. This printer ensures seamless functionality while ensuring a replacement for the TSP14II ECO which is more versatile.

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