Last updateMon, 01 Feb 2021 12pm

Betsy Benn Installs Platinum 1216 UV Printer

Betsy Benn the Cheltenham based producer of award winning creative designs for personalised prints, unique designer gifts, original home furnishings and seasonal decorations has invested in a IGS Platinum 1216 UV Digital Printer.

A Design for Every Story: That’s the tagline at Betsy Benn. Their personalised designs have a unique story telling aspect to them, celebrating the wonderful and momentous as well as the sublime and ordinary occasions in our lives. With a deep love of good typography and design every personalised product tells its own story.
Betsy Benn was launched in 2010, selling through major online retailers and marketplaces like notonthehighstreet.com and Etsy which has earnt the company many awards including notonthehighstreet Entrepreneur of the year, Best New Product and Best Customer Service at the prestigious Make Awards.
The Platinum 1216 was purchased from International Graphic Supplies who are a Monmouthshire based machinery supplier and the exclusive Platinum UV Printer distributor for UK and Ireland.
The Platinum 1216 is an eight-colour (CMYK, LC, LM White and Varnish) flatbed LED-UV printer with integrated vacuum bed, printing on media sizes up to 1200 x 1600mm on a wide variety of flexible and solid materials up to 100mm thick.
Installed in early October for a £26,000 investment, the new machine expands the Cheltenham operation’s portfolio to bring a number of its previously outsourced personalised printing jobs in-house.
The Platinum series of UV Printers starts with the Platinum 9060 which has an impressive maximum imaging height of 350 mm and 900 x 600 mm image area. Ideal for anyone looking to enter short run packaging.
For the wide format print market Platinum UV Printers range from the 1216 (1200 x 1600mm image area) up to the Platinum 1325 (1300 x 2500 mm image area).
And for the banner and signage market the Platinum 3200 Eco Solvant roll feed printer (3200 mm image width).
IGS supply all their printers with Nazdar inks, which deliver high print density for strong, vibrant prints.
Managing director Betsy Benn said: “We decided to bring Direct to Substrate printing in house so we could deliver orders from our online retailers quickly and efficiently.
Lead times were usually 5 days now we can go as far as to offer an express service that dispatches same-day or within 24 hours.”
“We had looked at a range of UV Printers but, after thorough testing and visiting the IGS showroom the Platinum 1216 stood out as "robust, adaptable and very competitively priced. We can really see how our custom designs will benefit from this technology”.
“The IGS team managed the installation and training for the new printer, including optimising for the specific production needs and tasks of our varied customer substrate requirements”.
Peter Flynn, Managing Director IGS comments on the installation "UV Printing is a customer consultative process ensuring that the system we supply meets their requirements and future expansion. It has been a pleasure working with the team at Betsy Benn”
“Betsy Benn are already enjoying the many benefits of moving to a Platinum 1216 UV Printer. As Betsy and her team identified our price / performance is hard to match. We are in the process of building a very impressive portfolio of customers.
Our showroom in Caldicot is also busy with online demonstrations for prospects looking to invest in a UV Flatbed Printer and Digital Cutter to meet their customers’ requirements for social distancing signage.”



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