Second Longier for WAE Group in Green Move

WAE Group has added a second Longier machine to its line up in an effort to be more environmentally conscious.

Wide-format kit distributor Quality Print Services (QPS) sold the Leeds-based sign specialist a Longier Hunter FP-3750 LED flatbed in 2015 and this is set to be joined by a Longier RU 3200 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll machine later this month.

According to WAE managing director Paul Austin, the group has “enough work to warrant the two machines”. Replacing an older model at the end of its working life, the new RU 3200 has been specially adapted from its original spec so it can lift fabric material from the bed, making it suitable for printing mesh banners and Contra Vision graphics.

In an effort to be more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient, WAE is looking to update its machines to more sustainable equipment like the LED curing system in the UV Longier.

“LED is definitely the way to go over mercury lamps,” Austin said. “We have decided to embrace the technology as and when we replace older machines, and expect to have a full suite of UV printers in the near future.

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