Jet Press 720S: Kingfisher Press

UK commercial printer Kingfisher Press produces a huge range of high quality print products across multiple sectors. Since investing in a Fujifilm Jet Press 720S, it has seen a significant boost in its ability to take on quality short-run work.

"Prior to the investment, we had multiple small accounts who weren’t even asking us to quote on their short-run work…. Thanks to the Jet Press, we’re not only taking that work on, we’re also moving many jobs off our litho presses, freeing them up for the much longer run work they’re best suited to."

Jon Doidge
Kingfisher Press




Company:
Kingfisher Press

Location:
Suffolk, UK

Fujifilm products:
Jet Press 720S, XMF Workflow

Type of work:
High quality commercial print products for a range of sectors

A new revenue stream

“While visiting drupa 2016, we decided that we had three choices as to how to proceed: we could buy nothing and continue as we were, running the risk that our competitors would start to leave us behind; we could invest in a new litho press, which would offer us a slight improvement in speed and quality; or we could invest in a Jet Press 720S and open up a whole new revenue stream.”

Short runs & personalisation

“Prior to the investment, we had multiple small accounts who weren’t even asking us to quote on their short run work – and given the current trends we knew that this sort of work was going to become an increasingly large part of the overall marketplace. Thanks to the Jet Press, we’re not only taking that work on, we’re also moving many jobs off our litho presses, freeing them up for the much longer run work they’re best suited to.”

On target

“Even without any concerted marketing to let people know about it, word is getting around and we’re already very close to hitting the ambitious monthly production targets we had set for ourselves – with well over half of that being work that we simply could not have delivered without the Jet Press.”

Service and support

“Fujifilm has been fantastic through the whole buying process. We’ve been customers of theirs for 15 years now with XMF workflow and CTP systems and their service has always been excellent. This project has been no exception – from the sales process to the installation and ongoing support, the Fujifilm team has been fantastic to work with. The machine itself has operated incredibly smoothly and Fujifilm has responded quickly and efficiently to any minor issues along the way.”