Reade Signs keep up with demand with their new EFI Vutek LX3 Pro

June 13, 2018

Signage and wayfinding solutions experts, Reade Signs, has recently installed a new EFI Vutek LX3 – one of only eleven in the UK, supplied by CMYUK. The company has seen steady growth over the last three years, with the business growing by 20% year-on-year since 2015. This has been achieved by selling into more diverse markets, including architectural and wayfinding signage, whilst maintaining excellent client retention in existing markets.

With its roots in the property sector, Reade Signs manufactured and installed over six miles of hoarding graphics last year, as well as building wraps, illuminated sign boxes, site signage, flagpoles, flags and banners. The company managed over 2,500 production jobs through its factory in Hampshire in 2017 alone.

The EFI Vutek LX3 Pro enables them to match customers’ growing demands for higher-quality production speed and resolution, with advanced multilayer printing.

Andy Fergus Smith, Managing Director at Reade Signs comments: “We specialise in printing weatherproof hoardings and regularly invest in state-of-the-art production equipment. The EFI Vutek LX3 allows us to further increase the quality of our production and be more competitive.”

Reade Signs decided to update its large format printer significantly in terms of functionality and performance with a machine that would support growth into the future. The company has bought several printers from CMYUK, the UK's largest independent supplier of wide-format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

MD, Andy Fergus Smith concludes: “We’ve always found CMYUK’s advice and support to be excellent. They are a trusted partner to our business, so it was a bit of a no-brainier to work with them again on purchasing our newest asset.”

Tony Winterbottom, Senior Digital Sales Consultant at CMYUK, says of the installation “To minimise their down time we completed the install over a weekend and then went straight into setting up the software and training their staff on the following Monday. By Tuesday evening they were running live jobs!”

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