Signkiosk first in state to aquire the amazing Epson GS6000

In March 2009 Pty Ltd, based in Marrickville NSW, took delivery of the first Epson GS6000 to be installed in the State and the second in Australia.
June 6, 2009 - PRLog -- PC: When was Signkiosk established?

SK: Pty Ltd was established nearly 3 years ago and consist of 4 staff members: Greg Bolan (Designer), Brett Bolan (General Manager), Moyle Bolan (Sign Fabricator) and Michael Bolan (Director). The close knit family team have all been involved with Pty Ltd since it’s inception.

PC: What type of signage do you offer?

SK: Our vast knowledge and experience allows us to cover all aspects of sign making & installations in all locations. From general signs, digital printing, vinyl cutting, metal, wood & acrylic signs to light boxes, fabricated illuminated signs, vehicles, neon, engraving and CNC routing. We are also one of the few companies to be official Liquid Metal applicators.

PC: Why did you decide to purchase the EPSON GS6000?

SK: Greg Bolan has been involved in large format printing for years and he has been following the development of this printer since it was first rumored a couple of years ago. We already knew the benefits of using multi-colour inksets based on our experiences with our other solvent and aqueous printers, some of which we converted ourselves and made our own profiles. When the Epson was released, we knew we had to have it.  

PC: What other technologies did you look at? i.e. solvent, UV, LED etc?

SK: We looked all other printing technologies to date, but the Epson GS6000 best fitted our criteria for the highest resolution and 8 colour printing offering the extended colour gamut that our customers demand.

PC: What were your expectations of the GS6000 prior to purchase?

SK: Being an Epson, we expected it to perform, but it has exceeded our expectations with ease of use, resolution and zero banding issues (the Epson Microweave technology is amazing)! Pantone colour matching from the Ergosoft PosterPrint RIP is very accurate and we have produced exceptional backlit images with two or even three ink layers without any bleeding or banding. We must admit, we were at first skeptical, but the Epson has really performed.  

PC: Have your impressions changed since the arrival of printer?

SK: Typically, you either get speed or quality from a digital printer; the Epson GS6000 gives us both. It’s actually performing even better than expected, so good in fact that it will replace our two other solvent printers and most likely the 12 colour printer we reserved for producing our highest quality backlit (we’ve printed lots of backlit lately and haven’t used that printer since the day the Epson arrived!!).

We are very impressed with the maintenance issue - there is no issue. We’ve printed rolls and rolls of banner and vinyl since it was installed - no banding, no fade outs, no colour shifts through the print, no ‘zebra striping’, no dropouts, no drips, no blocked jets, not one. Greg loves the design of the material feed, vacuum and take-up reel - it tracks and feeds perfectly.

PC: Why did you choose to work with Positive Camtec?

SK: Positive Camtec have a reputation in the industry as a solid, honest, no-nonsense company with exceptional customer and back up services. We have been associated with Positive Camtec for over 20 years back when we bought our first signmaking software from them, so naturally we knew they would look after us.

PC: How do you feel currently about the pre sale, sale, delivery and the machine?

SK: Adriano from Positive Camtec was very knowledgeable and very helpful on the presale and sale of the printer. He answered all the hard questions we put to him, no jargon or company rhetoric - just straight honest answers.

The delivery and installation went flawlessly (even though we had to use a crane to put it through our second story window where our printing department is.) Greg Bolan, our designer who runs our printers, was very impressed with Scott Donkin, the colour guru at Positive Camtec. Scott’s knowledge of colour and his ability to explain even the most technical issues in an easy to grasp fashion had Michael Bolan (who hasn’t used a large format printer - as he left all that, and the hassle that goes with it, to the more experienced Greg Bolan) outputting fantastic prints from the Ergosoft PosterPrint RIP to the Epson GS6000 on his first day.

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