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  • 11 Jun 2018

Baker Labels extends Print Bureau capabilities with investment in inkjet printer and laminator

UK printer Baker Labels has expanded its Print Bureau capabilities with investment in a Roland DG inkjet printer and Matrix laminator.

A Roland DG VersaUV LEF-300 flatbed printer will be used to explore proofing/production of specialist work for customers. Multiple layers of gloss ink can be applied to simulate embossing and 3D textures. The Eco-UV ink option includes white ink for greater brilliance on clear or dark colored materials, and gloss ink for gloss and matte finishes, as well as an onboard printable primer for a finish on further surfaces and shapes.

Featuring a 770mm print width, four print heads and two long life, low temperature UV LED lamps for faster curing, VersaUV LEF-300 allows direct printing on an array of materials, including three-dimensional items up to 100mm thick, as with the other machines in the LEF series, and also enables printing larger items and higher quantities.

In addition to the Roland inkjet printer, Bakers Print Bureau has added a Matrix laminator. The pneumatic options in the range are able to create finished bespoke prints using foils and spot UV-style effects. Bakers will use this hardware to create one-off bespoke jobs and print proofs in minutes. Using just one system to laminate, foil and spot UV means multiple applications are possible.

Baker Labels managing director Steve Baker said: ‘We just love printing and there is always something new to learn, another technique or some advance in technology that excites us and inspires us. We've got vast experience in our team but have added young, fresh talent in recent months that have lots to learn. Investing in a diverse range of equipment will encourage them to test, trial and hone their skills so we continue to improve what we can offer customers in the future.’

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