UTS in-house printer makes digital investment
UTS Printing Services – the self funded self-funded operation providing in-house digital printing, imaging and finishing services to the University of Technology, Sydney – has installed a Morgana DigiFold Pro and CardXtra business card cutting machine from Ferrostaal Australia.
Drew Sandford, manager at UTS Printing Services says the addition of the DigiFold Pro has allowed the business to overcome the problem of cracking and curling media, normally associated with the folding and creasing of paper printed on a digital printer.
He adds that by eliminating the need to outsource, clients can be assured of receiving their printed jobs on-demand and on time. Outsourcing of specialist finishing work would have taken 2-3 days, a task that can now be achieved in-house quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Standford says, “It’s now more about attracting students, creating better communications based on good quality colour printing and folding as this projects a better image for the university,”
“The DigiFold is magnificent, the operators like using the device as it saves time and is easy to use.”
Meanwhile, the A3 size business card shells for UTS are printed using a traditional offset printing process and then personalised on the reverse side with the digital printer before being processed on the CardXtra business card cutter.
These business cards can be ordered in quantities to suit each individual, saving costs and reducing wastage – a service that is also offered to clients outside of UTS.
Sandford continues, “There’s less need to allocate staff to one process such as the guillotine. Now with the automated equipment, many of the tasks can function concurrently. The same person can now print and finish.”